environment

Jun. 22, 2022

Northern Italy's Drought Continues to Worsen

Farmers’ associations estimate that crop yields will be significantly impacted as local authorities put limits on the amount of water available for irrigation.

Jun. 15, 2022

Italian and Croatian Olive Growers Test New Carbon Credit Project

Over the three-year duration of the project, 160 farmers covering 1,877 hectares sequestered 6,500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Jun. 10, 2022

Hundreds of Native Olive Trees Burned in Balochistan Wildfires

After two weeks of extensive blazes burning the forests of western Pakistan, authorities are beginning to estimate the damage to the olive sector.

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Jun. 8, 2022

Report: Extreme Weather Events Are Getting Worse, Affecting Food Availability

The World Meteorological Organization warned that time is running out to prevent climate change from further negatively impacting global food security.

Jun. 2, 2022

In Turkey, Study Recommends Investments in Olive Farms Instead of Coal Mines

Expanding the olive oil sector of Turkey's olive-growing capital is a cost-effective and climate-friendly solution that would boost the local economy, a report suggests.

Jun. 2, 2022

Studying Plant Reactions to Environmental Stressors Key to Sustainable Agriculture

New research into plants’ molecular response to mechanical stimulation sheds new light on their response to environmental stressors and development.

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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.

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. 6, 2022

Court Orders Halt to Coal Mining Operation in Turkey’s Olive Groves

A government regulation would have allowed companies to remove olive groves obstructing access to coal mines. However, the stop is only temporary.

May. 4, 2022

Researchers Reintroduce Bats to Andalusian Olive Groves to Combat Pests

Following research in Spain and Portugal, the LIFE Olivares Vivos project aims to reintroduce bats to olive groves, bringing more efficient pest control and soil fertilization.

May. 3, 2022

Report: Solar and Wind Power Production Must Accelerate to Meet U.N. Climate Goals

A new global electricity report found that solar and wind power are growing steadily. However, the use of fossil fuels is too.

May. 3, 2022

Flash Droughts Are Happening More Quickly and Lasting Longer, Study Finds

Rising global temperatures and increasing atmospheric aridity are accelerating the trend of flash droughts, which can devastate agriculture.

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Feb. 11, 2022

Pakistan Set to Become Olive Council Member

Pakistan and the International Olive Council are developing local and imported varieties while improving production infrastructures.

Feb. 7, 2022

Farmers Are Facing the Brunt of Portugal’s Worsening Drought

Experts warn that the absence of significant rainfalls in the coming months will degrade water quality and strain irrigation-dependent crops, including some olive groves.

Feb. 7, 2022

A Carbon Credit Market in Italy Provides New Revenue Streams for Olive Growers

The carbon market will help businesses unable to reach net-zero emissions on their own and promote more environmentally-friendly olive growing practices, supporters say.

Jan. 17, 2022

2021 Was Earth’s Fifth Hottest Year, Scientists Say

The annual average temperature in 2021 exceeded the modern average by 0.3 ºC, scientists at Europe’s Copernicus climate change service found.

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. 10, 2022

Italy’s Farchioni Becomes First Major Olive Oil Company to Receive Sustainability Certification

The company's environmental reports fall in line with the Untied Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals, Italian authorities confirmed.

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.

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