Volume 24: January 2021

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Last 15 Postings
The Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Behavioral Lateralization of Fish (15 January 2021)
A key study examining the repeatability of studies employing the detour test to discern the effects of exogenous stressors on fish lateralization finds it "does not provide accurate, precise or repeatable estimates," calling into question the results of prior ocean acidification studies utilizing this method...

Plant Growth Database (14 January 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Potato (Yubi et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

CO2 Fertilization Effects on Global Leaf Area Index
(13 January 2021)
Between 2001 and 2017, nearly 70% of the terrestrial biosphere experienced significant increases in leaf area index values that were caused by rising atmospheric CO2. Such an increase bodes well for the health and well-being of the planet...

Plant Growth Database (12 January 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Mao et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

Cold-related Mortality Dwarfs Heat-related Mortality in Portugal
(11 January 2021)
Two decades of temperature and mortality data reveal the attributable fraction of human deaths due to cold weather is 145 times greater than that due to heat...

The Combined Impact of CO2 and Nutrient Supply on Orchid Flowering Quality
(8 January 2021)
A CO2-induced increase in photosynthesis, water use efficiency, the number of lateral branches, flower buds and flower spike length translates into an improvement in flowering quality for the two Phalaenopsis cultivars examined in this study...

Plant Growth Database (7 January 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Grapevine (Wohlfahrt et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

The Photosynthetic Response of Eggplant to CO2 Enrichment
(4 January 2021)
Gene sequencing identified a number of biological processes, cellular components and molecular functions that were responsible for CO2-induced increases in plant photosynthesis and growth...
A CO2-induced Mechanism for Alleviating Growth Restrictions in Phosphorus-limited Ecosystems (30 December 2020)
A new study suggests global net primary productivity (NPP) may well never be limited by soil phosphorus in a world of increasing CO2 concentrations...

Plant Growth Database (29 December 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Chakrabarti et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

Two Centuries of Precipitation in the Peruvian Andes
(28 December 2020)
Despite the presence of interannual and decadal periodicities in the record, there appears to be nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented in recent years that might indicate a CO2 influence...

Improving the Nutritive and Health-promoting Values of Thyme
(23 December 2020)
In the future, the nutritional and health-promoting values of thyme will be improved under the singular or co-application of rising atmospheric CO2 and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi...

Plant Growth Database (22 December 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Petunia (Craver et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.
A Two Thousand Year Record of Hurricane Activity in the Florida Panhandle (21 December 2020)
Is there any evidence to support the climate alarmist claim that hurricanes in this region are more frequent today because of global warming? Read on to find out...

The Combined Effects of Ocean Acidification and Warming on Larval Australasian Snapper
(18 December 2020)
The title of the journal article reviewed herein says it all: "Elevated temperature and CO2 have positive effects on the growth and survival of larval Australasian snapper"...

Plant Growth Database (17 December 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Oregano (Saleh et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

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