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Mar. 17, 2016

Project Aims to Bring Social Change through Olive Oil in Brazil

Social Trees wants to plant thousands of olive trees, producing olive oil in support of youth education in the Rio Grande do Sul region’s poorer communities.

Mar. 15, 2016

In Liguria, Olive Oil from a Golf Course

Ligurian producer Franco Boeri Roi makes a Taggiasca olive oil from the trees growing in a golf club in Sanremo.

Feb. 29, 2016

Irrigating with Wastewater Found Not to Affect EVOO Quality

A study finds that irrigating olive trees with treated wastewater could be an effective way of preserving resources without affecting quality.

Apr. 6, 2015

Mediterranean Diet Also Good for the Environment

The diet predominant in Mediterranean countries creates a much smaller carbon footprint than the standard diets in countries like the United States.

Feb. 9, 2015

Power Plant in Spain Fueled by Olive Oil Waste

A new power plant in Andalucia is generating electricity and saving the environment by using waste from olive oil production as fuel.

Jan. 19, 2015

Olives Reach New Heights in Valtellina

One of the consequences of rising temperatures is that it's now possible to cultivate olive trees where it was previously unthinkable.

Dec. 14, 2014

Project in Algeria Turns Byproducts into Compost

A study has examined how oil mills in central Algeria can make use of olive oil production byproducts by transforming them into compost.

Dec. 10, 2014

Project Uses Waste from Olive Oil Production to Power the Mill Itself

A European project is studying technology to convert waste from olive oil production to electricity.

Dec. 5, 2014

More Olive Groves Leveled in Turkey to Make Way for Power Plants

After the second case of olive trees being uprooted in this Aegean region in recent weeks, a local official asked, "Will we use electric to feed people?"

Dec. 1, 2014

With Little Choice, Syrians Look to Ancient Olive Groves for Firewood

With the cold winter coming, people in Syria are forced to cut their olive trees for heating homes and makeshift shelters.

Nov. 24, 2014

Sydney Opera House Uses Olive Oil, Too

Olive oil is used to maintain the Sydney Opera House, as part of the landmark's environmental policy which includes green cleaning practices.

Oct. 17, 2014

Finding Where One Umbrian Producer Leaves the Biggest Footprint

Storing olive oil frozen and air freight had the largest environmental impact of one producer in Umbria, in a recent case study.

Oct. 6, 2014

Olive Oil Byproducts Used to Improve Properties of Foods

Research reveals new uses for olive oil production byproducts that can improve the quality of other foods down the line.

Jan. 14, 2014

The Toll of Climate Change on California Olive Oil

Climate change has affected how, when, and where farmers in California plant their crops.

Oct. 21, 2013

An Open-Air Workshop of Sustainability

Let’s start thinking of an olive grove as a place where it is possible to practice and experience outdoor environmental education.

Sep. 10, 2013

P&G Patent Application Employs Olive Pits in Liquid Cleaners

Another use has been found for olive pits, this time to provide a tough but safe abrasive cleaner, according to Proctor & Gamble.

May. 20, 2013

Olive Groves and 'Fracking'

It turns out that the biggest threat to our olive groves is not Chinese crops, Moroccan production, low prices or CAP reform.

Apr. 22, 2013

Climate Change Effects on Vines Should Alarm Olive Oil Producers

A study predicts that the climate change will totally change the global map of wine making, and where wine goes, olives follow.