Dec. 8, 2022
Climate and cultural changes mean more fuel is available for the fires. Researchers recommend some forestry practices to mitigate future mega-blazes.
Dec. 8, 2022
New Research to Study Impact of Soil Health on Olive Oil Quality
The project seeks to better understand how olive growing affects soil biodiversity and ecological function and how soil health affects olive oil quality and safety.
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.
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 World
COP27 Report: Developing Nations Need $1 Trillion Yearly to Fight Climate Change
Nov. 10, 2022
Nearly Half of the Farmland in Europe Faces Erosion Factors
Soil assessment and conservation measures are increasingly important due to climate change. Good farming practices could reduce erosion caused by tillage, water and wind.
Nov. 9, 2022
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hit Record Highs in 2021
The World Meteorological Organization's latest report showed significant increases in methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions.
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.
Jul. 11, 2022
Report: Mediterranean Agricultural Biodiversity at Risk
The Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2021 shows diversity is the key to MedDiet survival in a world increasingly dominated by monocultures and provides recommendations.
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.
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.