New evidence that steins garden locations could be hiding an olive-oil plantation
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A new study has found that stein beds in the UK could be being used as a storage space for olive oil plantations.
The new research by environmental researchers from The University of Leicester, University College London, University of Bath, University Manchester and the University of Reading, found that olive oil farms were growing across the UK, and were growing close to areas where olive oil fields are used for processing.
The study, published in the journal Ecology Letters, looked at the locations of olive oil beds in different locations in the country and found that some areas were more commonly used as storage sites for olive oils.
“We’ve seen a rise in these fields in the last 10 years, which means that the availability of olive oils has increased and the storage space has increased,” lead author Dr Laura Mottram told The Independent.
“It seems there are people that are making a living out of olive-based oil and they’re getting a little bit of a kick out of that.”
I think it’s really important to look at the impact that this is having on the environment.
“The climate and the climate change is affecting all our lives.”
Researchers analysed data from a database of oil fields, where the companies have the right to use the oil.
They looked at each of the 7,000 locations and found an average of 10 olive-field locations were identified per year.
There were 844 olive-producing sites in the study.
These olive-growing areas were found in different parts of the country, but in the north of England, in parts of Lancashire, the south of England and in the Midlands, in Wales, in the south-west of England in the South West, and in parts on the coast of Scotland.
“This is a big area that has an abundance of oil in the area, and that oil is being stored in a huge amount of these olive-bearing fields, which can last for decades,” Dr Mottrum said.
“So these areas are a great example of the potential for oil to be used as an industrial resource, but also as a carbon sink.”
There are other areas in the North of England where oil is stored in these olive fields, so these are the areas that we were interested in.
“A spokesman for the oil companies told The Guardian that the data from the database was being used for a range of scientific studies.”
These data are being used by the oil and gas industry to understand how oil and gases interact with ecosystems,” the spokesman said.
A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “The data on olive oil storage sites are not a scientific standard and therefore they are subject to a range for reporting to the Environment Protection Agency.”
As the data is used for research, the Environment Authority can’t comment further.”
It’s a good thing the UK is so ecologically diverse.
This study shows that the oil fields that we are used to seeing in our countryside are not always as pristine as they should be.
Read more about the study at The Independent
A new study has found that stein beds in the UK could be being used as a storage space for…