Archive for the 'Ecology | Environment' Category

16 Mar

Far from Spain, olives may have a home in Oregon soil

By Liz Crain, The Mediterranean region cultivates the majority of the world’s olives, but when it comes to domestic olives, California is the largest producer, cultivating roughly 10 percent of the world’s table olives. Oregon has been typically considered either too cold or too rainy for olive cultivation, but farmers are beginning to realize that […]

12 Mar

Olive Oil: Nature’s Liquid Gold, the Latest Recession Rescuer

Earthquake sensitive Orey forecasts during turbulent times ahead people will forego fancy processed foods and go back to Mother Nature’s finest staple–olive oil. “This ancient elixir has been used for everything from cooking, health ailments to beauty aids and natural pet care,” she said. ‘The Healing Powers of Olive Oil’ author-intuitive Cal Orey isn’t surprised […]

10 Mar

Top 10 eco-friendly uses for olive oil

We’re all converts to olive oil and the health-giving properties it brings to our diets. But there are many more uses for the Mediterranean staple than you might think, and it can be used as a greener alternative to all kinds of everyday household products. Follow the jump for the full list. Shave. Olive oil […]

08 Mar

UK: Olive groves could be new crop

Climate change could lead to more crops of olives and sunflowers being grown in Dorset, delegates at an environmental forum heard. Around 60 people, including farmers, politicians and environmentalists, attended a meeting on climate and landscape change at Kingston Maurward College organised by Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) branch. Environmental workshops followed keynote […]

17 Jan

Charity association puts used olive oil receptacles around Malaga to prevent contamination of the sea

By Gema Martínez, The aim of the initiative is to collect 200,000 litres of used olive oil to be converted into soap and bio-diesel. More than one and a half thousand kilos of fats reach the beaches of Malaga province each day Straight to the rubbish bin. This is where approximately five thousand tons of […]