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Greeks cut forests to stay warm 希臘民眾砍樹取暖

更新時間 2013年 1月 30日, 星期三 - 格林尼治標準時間11:52


It's estimated that over 100,000 trees have been cut down illegally. Find out more with Story of the Week.





Greece's Mount Olympus is experiencing a rise in unauthorised logging.

It's estimated over 100,000 trees have been felled illegally.

With fuel prices soaring and temperatures dropping, many people are turning to wood to heat their homes.

Wood markets are thriving but not all sources of wood are legitimate.

Racketeers are among those who have been caught taking trees from the home of Greece's ancient gods.

Vocabulary 詞匯:

logging 砍伐(名詞)

felled 被砍倒

soaring 猛增

thriving 紅火的,興旺的

racketeers 通過非法活動謀取錢財的人

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