x

Society

Haze of African Dust Shrouds Parts of Greece

March 26, 2018

ATHENS (AP) — Swaths of Greece have been shrouded in haze as persistent southerly winds have carried waves of dust from the African continent across the Mediterranean.

The dust cloud has reduced visibility in large parts of Greece, including in the capital Athens, and health authorities have urged those with breathing problems, the very young and the elderly to limit their time outdoors. The southern island of Crete was particularly badly affected, with some parts reporting dust in the air 10 times normal levels.

Schools in some parts of Crete remained closed Monday due to the dust, although conditions on the island were reported to have improved compared with the previous week.

Meteorologists said conditions are expected to improve from Monday evening in the capital and from Wednesday in southern Greece and Crete.

RELATED

ATHENS - Responding to Greece’s plan to create marine parks in the Aegean Sea, Turkey said it would establish one as well, continuing to question sovereignty and upset that it wasn’t notified about the scheme.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Zelensky outcries to world from Kharkiv (VIDEO)

KHARKIV - Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has released a video plea calling on world leaders to attend a “peace summit” next month in Switzerland after a deadly Russian attack on a DIY hypermarket in Kharkiv on Saturday.

NICOSIA - Unless it rains soon, and is heavy, Cyprus won’t have enough water this summer during the height of the tourism season and when expectations are for more searing heat baking the island.

There are very few figures in history as compelling and as complicated as Lord Byron.

Strawberries are full of vitamin C, about 160% of the recommended daily value.

NEW YORK – Greek myths have long been a source of inspiration for artists and writers and in recent years, retellings of Greek myths highlighting the female characters especially, have become a major trend in the world of literature.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.