Greek ecosystems have a higher risk of fire, according to scientists

Fears that Greece’s ecosystem is at increased risk have been validated, scientists believe, by two weeks of oppressive heat and flames.

The National Observatory of Athens has estimated that 50,000 hectares (123,500 acres) of forest and vegetation had been burnt.

According to Charalampos Kontoes, a research director at the observatory, this makes the month of July the worst in 13 years in terms of scorched land.

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