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Volume 21: November 2018
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Last 15 Postings

The Positive Influence of Ocean Acidification on Atlantic Herring Larave Survival (10 December 2018)
Atlantic herring larval survival increased by 19 percent under elevated pCO2 seawater in this 113-day in situ mesocosm experiment...

Canada Geese Plastically Adjust Their Egg Laying Date to Spring Temperature (7 December 2018)
Over the 14-year period 2003-2016, geese advanced their egg-laying dates by nine days to phenotypically adjust to spring environmental conditions...

The Increasing Surface Mass Balance of Two Antarctic Glaciers (6 December 2018)
The Antarctic Peninsula has long been considered a poster-child of the climate alarmist movement, having experienced a warming rate that rivaled those of all other locations on the planet over the second half of the 20th century. Fast forward to the 21st century, however, and the data reveal a reversal of temperature trends (i.e., a cooling), along with evidence of glaciers accumulating mass -- discouraging findings if you are a climate alarmist...

Plant Growth Database (6 December 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Yellow Poplar (Je et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Cassava Response to Elevated CO2 and Water Stress (1 December 2018)
Elevated CO2 enhanced total plant dry matter production by 20% under well-watered conditions and a much larger 61% under water-deficit conditions...

The Mitigation of Cold Temperature Stress on Plants by Elevated CO2 (30 November 2018)
Not only does elevated CO2 help ameliorate the negative influence of high temperature stress on plants, it also reduces the negative impacts of cold temperature stress...

A Brachiopod's Twelve-Decade Response to Ocean Acidification and Warming (29 November 2018)
A novel experiment reveals the resilience of a presumed highly susceptible marine organism to ocean acidification and global warming, demonstrating the essential need to incorporate species' adaptation and/or acclimation potentials when predicting their responses to future climate change...

Six Centuries of River Runoff in the Yangtze River Basin (28 November 2018)
There is no indication that the 40 percent increase in atmospheric CO2 that has occurred over the past two centuries has had any influence on runoff of the Yangtze River basin. Its modern trends remain well within the range of natural variability and are most likely influenced by solar activity...

Plant Growth Database (27 November 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Chinese Tallow Tree (Wang et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Does Not Alter Autumnal Leaf Abscission in Sugar Maple (26 November 2018)
According to the authors of this study, "future elevated CO2 is not going to affect autumnal phenology of A. saccharum Marsh through altering the length of the growing season directly, although the productivity increase [over the growing season] should be considered carefully in a prediction of forest sink capacity"...

Plant Growth Database (23 November 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 (Individual fruit weight at harvest; Li et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Plant Growth Database (22 November 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Wang et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Recovery of Three Caribbean Corals Following a Simulated Bleaching Event (21 November 2018)
It would appear that corals in this region are highly resilient to temperature-induced bleaching, as demonstrated by the full recovery of the three key Caribbean species examined in this study...

Plant Growth Database (20 November 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Thale Cress (Fernandez et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Recent Observations of Temperature-related Mortality in India (19 November 2018)
Cold temperatures pose a far greater human mortality risk, killing considerably more people than do warm temperatures...

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