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Feb. 23, 2022

Drought and Heat Cause Concern for Farmers Across Spain

Last January was the driest one in Spain since 1961, according to the national weather agency. Olive farmers worry about production losses as a result.

Feb. 18, 2022

Study: Climate Change Is Making Droughts More Frequent and Severe

Researchers are worried about the increasing phenomenon of co-occurring droughts, which are 10 times more likely now than in the previous century.

Feb. 15, 2022

Yale Researchers Identify Six Target U.S. Audiences for Climate Change Messaging

Americans’ thinking around climate change has shifted toward more urgency.

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Jan. 12, 2022

Study: Shifting to Plant-Based Diets Can Cut Global Emissions and Capture CO2

This new approach to eating in high-income nations would slash more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions.

Jan. 11, 2022

Burning Biomass in Europe Causes Deforestation in the U.S., Scientists Warn

The U.S. wood pellet industry is the largest supplier for European wood-burning power plants, which scientists argue may undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Jan. 4, 2022

Amazon Records Highest Rate of Deforestation in 15 years

Deforestation in the Amazon increased 21 percent from 2020 to 2021 and is more than double what it was a decade ago.

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.

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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.

Dec. 10, 2021

Harvest Underway in France with Varying Expectations

Challenges created by springtime frost and summer drought have led to an uncertain harvest forecast, with production predictions ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 tons.

Dec. 7, 2021

Plant-Based Diets Linked with Much Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

People who follow World Health Organization dietary guidelines for the intake of fats, carbohydrates and sodium are responsible for fewer emissions.

Dec. 7, 2021

Up to 27 Million in Spain Face Water Shortages by 2050, Minister Warns

The southeast of Spain is at the highest risk. New investments in infrastructure and technology are critical to mitigating the impacts of the crisis.

Dec. 7, 2021

U.S. Households Could Slash Emissions by Reducing Junk Food Consumption

A new study suggests 71 percent of households could improve their carbon footprint by consuming less junk food and not buying in bulk.

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