Archive for the 'Geographic' Category

30 Jul

[Pakistan] PAARC, NIGAB sign MoU to promote Olive cultivation

Pakistan Agriculture and Research Council (PARC) and Poverty Alleviation and National Institute for Genomics and Advanced Biotechnology (NIGAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here to promote rapid olive cultivation in the country with the help of advanced technology. The MoU was signed by Director of Promotion of Olive Cultivation for Economic Development Project PARC, […]

25 Jul

Olive plantings expand into Southern California, Arizona

The bird’s eye view from the century-old-plus Beach Line Citrus farm in Niland in California’s Imperial County is a commanding vision of the azure waters in the Salton Sea several miles to the West and the towering Chocolate Mountains to the East. Closer to the ground, a crop relatively new to this area is sinking […]

24 Jul

[Middle East] Israelis Settlers Torch 400 Olive Trees near Bethlehem

Settlers set fire to over 400 olive trees in a village Southwest of Bethlehem, locals said. More than 12 acres of trees were set alight by settlers from nearby Bat Ayin settlement on Sunday, witnesses said. The land belongs to Haj Abdul-Rahman Hamdan. Since 1967, Israeli forces have confiscated over 2,500 acres of land from […]

23 Jul

Pot Grow Uncovered in Middle of Olive Orchard

Authorities have uncovered two marijuana growing gardens while serving a search warrant at an area southeast of Oroville. Butte County Sheriff’s deputies with the Special Enforcement Unit showed up at a home near Lower Wyandotte Road and Foothill Boulevard Monday to serve a search warrant, according to a press release. While searching the area, authorities […]

23 Jul

Ancient olive press found in Jerusalem excavation

An ancient olive press was discovered during excavations in Jerusalem conducted by scientists at the Israel Antiquities Authority, it was announced Tuesday. The press was unearthed as scientists were digging out remains from the grounds upon which a student dormitory will be built for the nearby Jerusalem College of Technology, the IAA said. “This ancient […]