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Dec. 20, 2021

Sustainability Database Integrates Front-of-Pack Labels to Shape Food Production Decisions

The Latis database provides food producers with uniform metrics to compare their products against internal sustainability standards and industry averages.

Dec. 20, 2021

La Niña Is Back, Bringing Rain and Drought for Second Straight Year

The World Meteorological Organization predicts that La Niña will result in cooler, wetter weather in Australia. California, Europe and South America will experience much warmer, drier weather.

Dec. 17, 2021

Meteorologists Confirm Record-High Arctic Temperature

A Siberian town shattered its record for June. The steady rise of the region's temperatures is playing a major role in climate change.

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Nov. 29, 2021

Spanish Scientists Advance Understanding of Devastating Olive Disease

Researchers have released the results of a 25-year study into Colletotrichum, the fungus which causes anthracnose.

Nov. 23, 2021

Why the U.S. Lags Behind Other Western Nations on Carbon Tax Issue

Implementing a carbon tax is increasingly viewed as one of the best ways to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but the U.S. has struggled to pass one.

Nov. 22, 2021

Georgia Hosts Annual Olive Council Meetings for First Time

Guest speakers will discuss the North American, European and global olive oil sectors. IOC and Georgian officials will visit local olive groves.

Nov. 17, 2021

Current Climate Pledges Will Not Avoid Irredeemable Consequences of Global Warming, Researchers Say

A new analysis from the Climate Action Tracker shows that the current commitments to curtail greenhouse gas emissions will not stop further global temperature rises.

Nov. 16, 2021

Demonstrators at COP26 Demand More Action from Leaders on Climate

Protestors rallied in Glasgow and around the world to express their dismay at the process and results of COP26.

Nov. 16, 2021

COP26 Concludes with Watered-Down Joint Agreement

The nearly 200 countries that signed the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and phase down coal. Critics say not enough was accomplished.

Nov. 15, 2021

Restoring Abandoned Olive Trees at Leonardo da Vinci's Home

A startup focused on restoring abandoned olive groves has adopted three hectares of trees around the House of Leonardo, with plans to expand.

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Nov. 8, 2021

World Leaders Pledge Billions to Restore Earth's Forests

More than 120 heads of state agreed to reverse deforestation by 2030 at the COP26 climate summit, pledging €16.4 billion to fulfill their promise.

Nov. 8, 2021

Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hit Record Levels, Report Warns

According to the World Meteorological Organization, the volumes of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continue to grow. Agriculture emissions are also on the rise.

Oct. 27, 2021

Study: Agricultural Intensification Hurts Olive Grove Productivity

Researchers in Andalusia found that agricultural intensification hurt olive groves by eliminating the natural predators of pests and depleting soil quality.

Oct. 26, 2021

Biodiversity Takes Center Stage at COP15 Summit

More than 100 countries have agreed to act to preserve natural habitats and biodiversity. How they intend to do this remains to be seen.

Oct. 21, 2021

Report: Staple Crop Yields Will Drop as Global Population Grows

Climate change is causing extensive damage to global agriculture. A new report warns that some of the worst impacts may be irreversible by 2030.

Oct. 19, 2021

Physicists Win Nobel Prize for Explaining Climate Change

Their research has deciphered how Earth's climate works and how carbon dioxide emissions feed rising temperatures.

Oct. 13, 2021

Poland and Israel Win Fourth World Championship of Olive Picking in Postira, Croatia

The unique competition, aimed at celebrating local agriculture, had ten teams competing for the title.

Oct. 6, 2021

Study: 9.7 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Come from Meat Production Each Year

More than half of greenhouse gas emissions are from growing food for livestock and the animals themselves. Plant production for human consumption produces far fewer emissions.

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