climate change

May. 18, 2022

WMO: Next Five Years Will Be Hotter than The Last Five

With the prospect of global temperatures exceeding the 1.5 °C threshold, major olive farming regions can expect less precipitation.

May. 16, 2022

Record Heatwave and Drought in Pakistan Threaten Crops and Olive Farming

The unprecedented heatwave also has caused glacial floods and power outages. Further temperature rises are expected.

May. 16, 2022

Scientists Calculate the Contribution of Air Travel to Climate Change

Global aviation accounts for 4 percent of human-induced global warming. A reduction in flights by 2.5 percent per year would halt aviation’s contribution to further warming.

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May. 10, 2022

2021 Saw Record Numbers of Trees Destroyed

Most deforestation took place in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, increasing deforestation in the Arctic due to climate change alarms experts.

May. 9, 2022

NASA Climate Scientist Wins World Food Prize

Cynthia Rosenzweig was among the very first researchers who investigated the connections between climate change and agricultural output.

May. 4, 2022

Europe Inaugurates Climate Dashboard for Olive, Grape and Wheat Farmers

The new dashboard will provide short-term weather and long-term climate data to help farmers plant new groves, anticipate future challenges and prepare better for pests and diseases.

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Mar. 31, 2022

Some Effects of Climate Change Are Already Irreversible, U.N. Warns

More than three billion people are being pushed beyond their ability to adapt, the report warned. However, there is still time to prevent the worst-case scenarios.

Mar. 25, 2022

Warm Winter and Water Shortages Complicate Harvests for Some Italian Farmers

Olive growers hope that the warm winter does not lead to an early spring bloom followed by a late freeze, as happened in 2021.

Mar. 23, 2022

How the Climate Makes and Breaks One Award-Winning Producer’s Harvest

The family behind Turinela Farm believes the climate in Istria is perfect for producing award-winning olive oil. However, extreme weather is their biggest obstacle.

Mar. 16, 2022

Med-Gold Project Will Present New Climate Service Tool for Farmers This Month

An online conference is scheduled for March 29 and 30. Attendees will get the chance to see how early adopters are using the new climate services.

Mar. 11, 2022

New Regulation in Turkey Permits Olive Tree Removals for Coal Mining

The regulation is meant to boost Turkish energy security. However, the country’s national olive oil association is already appealing the decision.

Mar. 8, 2022

Wildfires Are Becoming More Frequent and Intense Globally, Researchers Find

Olive farmers in the Mediterranean basin are among those at the highest risk of increasing and more intense wildfires.

Mar. 7, 2022

Report: Climate Change Will Dramatically Reduce Tunisian Olive Oil Production

The National Observatory for Agriculture estimated that olive oil production may decrease by up to 70 percent if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate.

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Jan. 4, 2022

Extreme Weather Cost Billions in Damage in 2021, Study Finds

Extreme weather events around the planet severely impact people and ecosystems. Now, researchers have calculated the economic costs.

Dec. 22, 2021

E.U. Moves to Block Deforestation-Derived Imports, Including Some Palm Oil

A new European Commission proposal aims to significantly slash imports of commodities associated with deforestation, especially in Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Dec. 22, 2021

Global Agriculture Loses Billions of Working Hours to Heat, Study Says

New research shows that billions of working hours have been lost to excessive heat globally. The trend will accelerate in the next decades as the planet warms.

Dec. 20, 2021

La Niña Is Back, Bringing Rain and Drought for Second Straight Year

The World Meteorological Organization predicts that La Niña will result in cooler, wetter weather in Australia. California, Europe and South America will experience much warmer, drier weather.

Dec. 18, 2021

Olive Cultivation Is Expanding in Georgia

Local olive farmers and the International Olive Council are working to expand olive growing using imported and native olive varieties.

Dec. 17, 2021

Meteorologists Confirm Record-High Arctic Temperature

A Siberian town shattered its record for June. The steady rise of the region's temperatures is playing a major role in climate change.

Dec. 16, 2021

European Commission Predicts an Upward Trend in Production After This Year's Setback

Production and exports are expected to surge in Spain and Portugal. Italy will see modest production gains and fewer imports. Production in Greece is projected to fall.

Dec. 16, 2021

Harvest Unfolds with Mixed Results in Greece

A modest yield is expected in most of the producing regions of the country, with many producers pinning their hopes on quality.

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