Greece Up in Smoke

January 24, 2013 - 3:32 AM
In this picture taken on Oct. 16, 2012 , Costas Tsakoyiannis splits logs in his firewood yard near a central Athens cemetery. A steep increase in heating costs has forced many in crisis-hit Greece to switch from heating oil to wood-burning for warmth. But there's a catch. Illegal loggers are slashing through forests devastated by years of summer wildfires, air pollution from wood smoke is choking the country's main cities and there has been an increase in blazes caused by carelessly attended woodstoves.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)