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Volume 22: July 2019
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Antarctic Krill Show Resilience to Ocean Acidification (18 July 2019)
Even at pCO2 levels up to 2000 µatm (pH of 7.4), this keystone species of the Southern Ocean food web is unaffected by so-called ocean acidification...

Plant Growth Database (18 July 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Maize (Pramanik et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Mitigating Influence of Elevated CO2 on Nickel Oxide Toxicity (17 July 2019)
As more and more nano-sized nickel oxide particles make their way from consumer products into the environment, the negative effects of this phytotoxic hazard on plants will be reduced, if not eliminated...

Plant Growth Database (16 July 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Macabuhay et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Different Outcomes of a Static vs. Fluctuating Seawater pCO2 Ocean Acidification Experiment (15 July 2019)
The importance of incorporating daily cycles of seawater pCO2 into the experimental design of ocean acidification experiments is seen in this study, which saw a reversal in survival trends. Instead of declining, rates of survivorship among juvenile cinnamon anemone fish actually increased under elevated pCO2!...

Future Pea Growth in Response to Rising Atmospheric CO2 and Temperature (12 July 2019)
Given the results of this study, it would appear that pea farmers and consumers in Himachal Pradesh, India, will benefit from future CO2-induced increases in pea growth and yield, regardless of whether or not the CO2 rise is accompanied by a rise in temperature...

Plant Growth Database (12 July 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Rahman et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Observed Tolerance of a Decorator Crab to Ocean Acidification (11 July 2019)
In response to five weeks of treatment at seawater pH levels mimicking forecasted near-term changes in ocean chemistry, the decorator crab Pelia tumida showed no change in physiology or behavior, indicating tolerance of predictions of future ocean acidification...

Hourly Rainfall Trends in Uttar Pradesh, India, Since 1969 (10 July 2019)
Neither the CO2 rise nor the temperature increase of the past four-and-a-half decades was sufficient to drive changes in hourly rainfall intensity in northern India...

Plant Growth Database (9 July 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Twiggy Glasswort (Pérez-Romero et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Increasing Resilience of Corals to Thermal Stress (8 July 2019)
A global analysis of coral bleaching events reveals an approximate 0.5 °C rise in the temperature threshold for bleaching onset in the last ten years compared with the threshold of bleaching onset during the previous decade...

A Large Increase in Juniper and Spruce Water Use Efficiency (28 June 2019)
Over the past seven decades the intrinsic water use efficiency of juniper and spruce trees on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau have increased by 20% and 14%, respectively, courtesy of the approximate 72 ppm rise in atmospheric CO2 over this period...

Plant Growth Database (27 June 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Red Oak (Hao et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Response of Grape Plantlets to CO2 Enrichment (26 June 2019)
After 25 days, a 620 ppm enhancement in atmospheric CO2 boosted total plant dry weight, leaf area and plant height by 125%, 96% and 31%, respectively, in the Pinot noir cultivar...

Plant Growth Database (25 June 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Canola (Uddin et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

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