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Volume 20: December 2017
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Growth and Water Use Benefits for Rice Under Enhanced CO2 Conditions (8 December 2017)
In the future, not only will the biomass of rice increase as the air's CO2 concentration rises, but it will produce more biomass per unit of water applied, which enhanced growth and water savings are both win-wins for the agricultural sector...

Recent Trends in Regional Sea Level Rise Near Taiwan (7 December 2017)
Does the trend support climate alarmist concerns of a dangerous acceleration in sea level rise? In a word, NO!...

The Relationship Between CO2-induced Plant Growth Stimulation and Nitrogen Acquisition (6 December 2017)
The progressive nitrogen limitation (PNL) hypothesis has long been championed by climate alarmists, who claim that low concentrations of soil nitrogen will curtail the ability of the productivity-enhancing effect of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations to maintain increased plant growth and ecosystem carbon sequestration rates over the long term. Results from an important meta-analysis, however, reveal such limitation is not taking place...

Plant Growth Database (5 December 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Thinh et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Ocean Acidification is Not Detrimental to Two Macroalgae Species (4 December 2017)
A new study of the early life of two kelp species reveals that a reduction in seawater pH (i.e., ocean acidification) will improve their growth and development...

The Attenuation of Corn Yield Sensitivity to Rising Temperatures (1 December 2017)
Statistical analyses reveal that the decline in corn yields due to a 1 °C rise in temperature has lessened with time: from a 7% decline to a nonsignificant 2.4% reduction over past 30 years...

Plant Growth Database (30 November 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Lettuce (Sgherri et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Plant Growth Database (29 November 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wild Mustard (Kaciene et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Large CO2-induced Growth Increases in a Fast-growing Evergreen Tree Species (28 November 2017)
The Australian pine tree (Casuarina equisetifolia) looks to experience major benefits from future increases in the air's CO2 content...

Declining Heat-related Mortality in Three Northeast Asian Countries (27 November 2017)
The findings of this new study dispel two climate-alarmist claims -- that global warming will enhance heat-related deaths and that the elderly population will suffer the most...

The Growth Response of Two Thale Cress Ecotypes to Elevated CO2 (24 November 2017)
Higher CO2 concentrations improve growth and alleviate ammonium toxicity stress following the application of ammonium nitrate fertilizer...

Plant Growth Database (23 November 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Garden Pea (Kaciene et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Helps to Mitigate the Negative Impacts of Waterlogging on Sweet Cherry (22 November 2017)
In the future, rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations will help plants to better cope with and endure the negative impacts of intermittent waterlogging events...

The Thermal Tolerance of Red and Blue King Crabs (21 November 2017)
It would appear that a little ocean warming would be beneficial to these two key Alaskan fisheries species...

The CO2 Impact on Six Lentil Cultivars (20 November 2017)
A relatively small 150 ppm increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide stimulated grain yield increases of 32, 138 and 18 percent across three different soil moisture status growing seasons...

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