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Dec. 3, 2018

Greenhouse Gases at Record Levels, WMO Reports

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continue to climb and are not showing signs of slowing, according to a report by the World Meteorological Organization.

Oct. 2, 2018

Unusual Weather Leads to Dismal Harvest in California

Amid a harvest impacted by late winter temperature fluctuations, California is expecting a 30-percent drop in olive oil production this season.

Jul. 24, 2018

Extreme Olive Growing in Valle d'Aosta and Piemonte

Growing olives in Valle d’Aosta, a mountainous region enclosed by the Alps, seemed unthinkable until a group of daring farmers decided to try.

Jan. 24, 2018

ABC News Explores Effects of Climate Change on Italian Olive Oil Production

ABC news chief meteorologist Ginger Zee traveled with her crew through Italy to talk about climate change with producers and scientists during the 2016 harvest.

Sep. 11, 2017

New Research Highlights Role of Agriculture in Climate Change

Researchers have estimated the amount of carbon lost worldwide through agricultural practices to be 133 billion tons.

Aug. 31, 2017

Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Will Reduce Nutritional Value of Crops

The effects of carbon dioxide put populations at risk of losing the available dietary protein in staple crops, compounding the challenges of poverty worldwide.

Aug. 10, 2017

Sustainable Management of Olive Groves Can Tackle Effects of Climate Change

A leading expert in fruit tree physiology, Cristos Xiloyannis, has been committed to developing sustainable olive growing techniques.

Jul. 31, 2017

Four Lifestyle Choices Seen as Most Effective in Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Researchers from Lund University have identified the four most effective actions that individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

Jul. 27, 2017

Report Warns of Impacts of Climate Change in Asia

The Asian Development Bank cautions that human health and food security in the Asia Pacific region are under threat if steps are not taken to tackle climate change.

Jul. 10, 2017

Experts Say Greenhouse Gases Must Be Tackled in Three Years

A statement launched on the eve of the G20 Summit in Hamburg warned that greenhouse gas emissions must show a significant decline by 2020 to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Jul. 5, 2017

Heat Wave Challenges Italian Olive Growers

A heat wave in Italy has caused concern among olive farmers. We asked some experts how to face this current challenge.

Apr. 18, 2017

WMO Confirms 2016 Was Hottest Year on Record

Carbon dioxide emissions also reached record levels, while sea temperatures rose, and many parts of the world experienced incidences of extreme weather.

Jan. 26, 2017

How Cold Temperatures Can Help Olive Production

Very low temperatures and snow can have positive effects on olive trees by reducing the olive fruit fly population, containing fungal diseases and aerating the soil.

Jan. 20, 2017

Project in Greece Converts Olive Cultivation Into a Climate Management Tool

For four years, the oLIVE CLIMA Project in Greece has tackled challenges posed by climate change in the Mediterranean by introducing innovative techniques to convert olive cultivation into a climate management tool.

Jan. 11, 2017

The Trump Cards of Climate Change in Olive Cultivation

For what it's worth, climate change, at least for olive oil production, may prove a blessing in disguise.

Dec. 19, 2016

Harvard Hosts Forum on Feeding the Planet During Climate Change

A forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussed ways to sustain at-risk food resources made vulnerable from climate change, and the impacts for populations in developing countries.

Dec. 15, 2016

Moroccan Farmers Combat Climate Change With Olive Trees and Innovation

Climate change is altering Morocco's landscape and creating serious challenges for the agricultural sector. In the Al Haouz province, resilient farmers took steps to adapt, and they have a burgeoning olive industry to show for it.

Dec. 6, 2016

Lower Output in Greece Blamed on Climate

Affected by extended heat and fly attacks, Greece's annual olive oil output is forecast to drop by 17 percent, and Italy's more than double that. Still, Greece remains a surplus country with a loyal client base and strong export potential.

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