Greeks cut forests to stay warm 希腊民众砍树取暖

更新时间 2013年 1月 30日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间11:52


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


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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 词汇:

logging 砍伐(名词)

felled 被砍倒

soaring 猛增

thriving 红火的,兴旺的

racketeers 通过非法活动谋取钱财的人

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