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Volume 21: October 2018
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Last 15 Postings

The Benefits of CO2 on a Potential Feed Crop (18 October 2018)
Growing the aquatic Azolla plant under elevated CO2 concentrations appears to be a viable option for producing sustainable protein feed, as higher CO2 boosts yields without reducing protein levels...

A Preferential Translocation of Carbon into Cucumber Fruit at Elevated CO2 Levels (17 October 2018)
According to the findings reported in this study, under elevated and super-elevated CO2 conditions, greater amounts of carbon were translocated into cucumber fruit from other organs compared to that which occurred in ambient CO2 conditions. And since it is the fruit that matters (because it is what we humans consume), these findings are great news for those who grow and consume cucumbers!...

Plant Growth Database (16 October 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Pepper (Li et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

A Temporal Decline in Spanish Heat-related Mortality (15 October 2018)
Over the 36-year period 1980-2015, and despite a 1.15 °C increase in mean temperature, the relative risk of summer heat-related mortality has declined across Spain, which observation directly contradicts climate alarmist predictions that a warmer climate will increase mortality risk...

A Half-Millennial Record of Rainfall and Runoff in Northwest Australia (12 October 2018)
The modern rise in atmospheric CO2 has likely had no measurable impact on rainfall and runoff in northwest Australia. Modern values of these parameters have been frequently eclipsed (by 15-20% in magnitude) across the long-term half-millennial record. And that reality (one would think) should restrain any climate-alarmist attempt to link any modern rainfall/runoff events or trends in this region with CO2-induced global warming...

Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Salinity Stress on Two Halophyte Species (11 October 2018)
Elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 are found to be effective in offsetting physiological damages due to salinity stress in both and C3 and C4 halophyte (salt-tolerant) species...

A CO2-Induced Stimulation of Shallow Lake Ecosystems (10 October 2018)
As the air's CO2 concentration continues to rise, so too will the gross primary production of the world's aquatic ecosystems, which will enhance the biomass production of lake food webs to support and sustain even greater masses of life...

Plant Growth Database (9 October 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Sunflower (Lakshmi et al., 2017b). To access the entire database, click here.

The Declining Gulf of Maine Cod Stock is Not Driven by Global Warming (8 October 2018)
Climate change is not to blame for the observed cod population decline in the Gulf of Maine despite wrongful claims to the contrary...

Elevated CO2 Improves the Growth, Nutritional and Health Benefits of Two Common Herbs (5 October 2018)
Two herbs recognized for their antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and anticancer activities -- parsley and dill -- respond positively to higher levels of atmospheric CO2. So why are you only now likely hearing about this?...

Two Centuries of Drought in Arid Central Asia (4 October 2018)
There is little indication that drought has increased in frequency and/or intensity in this region over the past two centuries; and the fluctuations it has experienced appear to be driven by natural and not anthropogenic (human-caused global warming) forcings...

The Absent Influence of Ocean Acidification on a Coastal Flatfish (3 October 2018)
The behavior of speckled sanddab fish appears to be immune to changes in pCO2 that are projected for the next century and beyond...

Plant Growth Database (2 October 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Cowpea (Dey et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Stimulates the Competitive Abilities of a Tropical Tree Species (1 October 2018)
Higher levels of atmospheric CO2 enhance the competitive abilities of an endemic woody species in the Brazilian Cerrado so that it can out-compete an invasive alien grass...

No Behavioral Impairment from Elevated pCO2 Observed in a Coral Reef Grouper (28 September 2018)
The basic functions of vision, swimming and decision making of the adult bluespotted rockcod are unaffected by ocean acidification...

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