Archive for the 'Ecology | Environment' Category

04 Sep

Meknes to host 3rd Mediterranean Days of Olive Tree in October

The 3rd “Mediterranean Days of Olive Tree” will take place on October 27-29 in Meknes (14km east of Rabat) under the theme “Challenges of Olive Oil Production: variety, quality, Label, registered designation of origin and Marketing.” Initiated by the Olive Tree Agropolis and the National School of Agriculture of Meknès in partnership with the International […]

28 Aug

California Olive Ranch Olive oil plant takes shape

By Rick Longley, Photo by Michael Green, A state-of-the-art olive oil processing plant has come to Artois and is set to do some test  processing this fall. The 25,000 square-foot plant is located on County Road 35 about two miles west of this small farming community, and its owners promise it will help make Glenn […]

26 Aug

Olive oil spill into Baltimore harbor probed

Workers with the state Department of the Environment and the city Fire Department plan today to flush a 2-mile stretch of sewer leading to the harbor after it was contaminated over the weekend by a 6,000-gallon olive oil spill at an East Baltimore business, authorities said. By Gus G. Sentementes, photo by Karl Merton Ferron, […]

25 Aug

Olive oil consumption leading to ‘serious environmental problem’

Growing demand for olive oil is leading to concerns over drought in parts of Europe, a report warns. By Chris Irvine, Parts of Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal are turning into deserts and suffering water shortages because of the intense olive farming that has developed in the area, according to The Ecologist magazine. The magazine […]

19 Aug

Australian Olive growers suffer bug setback

Olive growers say crop losses from an infestation of olive lace bugs and fungal disease are worse than first thought, with yields down by about 50 per cent. The Hunter Olive Association‘s vice-president, Mike Wilson, says about 450 tonnes of olives were processed for oil this year, down from 880 tonnes in 2007. There was […]