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Dec. 1, 2022

Olive Pits Fuel Flights from Seville

Biofuel from olive pits and other organic waste cut carbon dioxide emissions of more than 200 flights by 200 tons.

Nov. 30, 2022

New Tool Measures Soil-Atmosphere Interactions to Optimize Farming Practices

Mapping soil heat transmission may help determine optimal land management practices and appropriate crops to plant as the climate changes.

Nov. 22, 2022

Compensation for Climatically Vulnerable Countries Agreed at COP27

The final agreement agreed to “loss and damage” payments for developing economies and reinforced commitments to lower emissions but not phase out fossil fuels.

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Nov. 22, 2022

Multinational Food Producers Call for Swift Change in Agricultural Practices

Some of the world’s largest food producers and agribusinesses said a shift to regenerative farming is necessary to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Nov. 18, 2022

COP27 Report: Developing Nations Need $1 Trillion Yearly to Fight Climate Change

Combined funding from domestic and international sources needed to mitigate the effects of climate change on less developed countries should exceed $2 trillion by 2030.

Nov. 17, 2022

Consequences of Climate Change Increasingly Felt by Croatian Olive Growers

Drought, wildfires and sea level rise threaten olive groves across Croatia.

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Nov. 6, 2022

Ahead of COP27, U.N. Warns Current Climate Pledges Are Insufficient

According to the U.N., only 24 of 193 nations have submitted their climate pledges, which are far from sufficient in diverting the massive climate crisis.

Nov. 3, 2022

Study Sheds Light on Environmental Impact of Global Food Production

Meat production from cows and pigs, and rice, wheat and seed oil crop production have the worst environmental impacts.

Nov. 2, 2022

Poorest Countries Seek Debt Relief, Citing Costs of Climate Change

Known as the Vulnerable Twenty Group, the 58 members asked richer nations to forgive their debt and invest in climate change mitigation efforts.

Nov. 1, 2022

E.U. Asks Global Community to Accelerate Energy Transition Ahead of COP27

The 27-member bloc announced new strategies including stricter climate pledges. They said that 1.5 °C maximum temperature growth is still within reach.

Oct. 31, 2022

Thousands of Xylella-Resistant Trees to Be Planted in Puglia

The reforestation effort is meant to restore devastated landscapes, promote biodiversity and increase the area’s resistance to new pathogens.

Oct. 27, 2022

How Intensive Agriculture and Olive Cultivation Impact Soil Health

While intensive agriculture degrades soil health in seasonal crops, the same cannot be conclusively said about olives.

Oct. 6, 2022

Municipalities in Southern Italy Swap Used Cooking Oil for EVOO

Sorrento’s initiative is meant to prevent pollution from used cooking oil being dumped down drains and ending up in the sea. Other cities are adopting similar measures.

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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.

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.

May. 31, 2022

Report: Food System Reform Can Reverse Deforestation and Desertification

The United Nations report recommended shifting to regenerative agricultural techniques and eating more plant-based diets as effective reforms.

May. 26, 2022

Droughts Are More Frequent, Lasting Longer and Accelerating Water Shortages, U.N. Says

By 2030,700 million people will be at risk of displacement due to drought. Shifting to plant-based diets is among the solutions.

May. 25, 2022

Study: Decades of Heatwaves Have Gone Unreported

New research shows that many extreme events have not been investigated as researchers warn that such phenomena are becoming more frequent.

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