Environment

CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Rise for Seventh Consecutive Year

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached nearly 415 parts per million, representing the highest seasonal peak ever recorded, as well as the second largest annual increase in 60 years.

Sea Levels Rising Faster Than Expected

Scientists warn global sea levels could rise by as much as 6.5 feet by 2100, displacing nearly 200 million people and damaging agricultural land.
Special Report

Study Predicts Europe, North America Will Experience More Droughts

By studying climate models and tree rings, scientists at Columbia University’s Earth Institute predict a period of unprecedented drying in many parts of the world, particularly in areas of North American and Eurasia.

Millions of Birds Killed by Nighttime Harvesting in Mediterranean

Upwards of 2.5 million birds are killed each harvest season in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.
Olive Oil Times Special

Environmentally Friendly Bioplastics Created From Olive Seeds

The idea to create olive-based plastics was sparked when Duygu Yilmaz decided to research whether her father's habit of eating olive seeds was detrimental to his health.

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.
Special Report

Quarter of Earth’s Land Threatened by Aridity, Drought, Wildfires

A new study warns that aridification, drought and wildfires could affect a quarter of the earth's land if average world temperatures continue to rise.

The ‘Greening’ of Olive Oil Chemistry

Concerns about safety and the environment drive current efforts to switch to new methods that require either fewer chemicals, or that use chemicals that are less dangerous to handle and store.