Volume 23: September 2020

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Last 15 Postings

The Greening of the Pechora River Catchment, Russian European Arctic
(18 September 2020)
Over the past 35 years summer NDVI values have increased across this ecosystem by approximately 21%, revealing a great vegetative enhancement, or greening, as the air's temperature and CO2 concentration have risen...

Plant Growth Database (17 September 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Tomato (Karim et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

Urbanization Effects in North China Land Surface Temperatures
(16 September 2020)
A study examining urban vs rural land-surface temperatures in northern China reveals a significant warming effect that is almost 100% accounted for by urbanization...

Plant Growth Database (15 September 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Salt Marsh Rush (Manea et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

Combined Effects of CO2 and Water Stress on Cucumber Seedlings
(14 September 2020)
In the words of the authors of this study, "CO2 enrichment improved drought tolerance and promoted the growth of cucumber seedling roots"...
Ocean Acidification Improves the Nutritive and Medicinal Value of a Brown Seaweed (11 September 2020)
Extracts from two algal populations (one with a pH of 6.7 and the other of 8.1) reveal seaweed growing at the acidified site had higher antioxidant capacity, anti-lipid peroxidation and antimutagenic potential, as well as improved antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal and anticancer activities compared to that observed under normal seawater conditions (i.e., pH of 8.1)...

Plant Growth Database (10 September 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Maize (Maurya et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

A CO2-induced Reduction in Pathogen Damage to Rice
(9 September 2020)
A study performed on two rice cultivars reveals that elevated CO2 attenuated oxidative damage and reduced the severity of brown spot disease...

Seventeen Decades of Hurricanes Data in the USA
(8 September 2020)
Seventeen decades of data reveal there is no trend in the frequency or intensity of hurricanes making landfall in the USA. What is more, this study highlights the importance of using long-terms data sets in trend detection of climate variables; shorter time series often yield erroneous trends...

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

The Effects of Elevated CO2 and Water Deficit Conditions on Two Lettuce Cultivars
(4 September 2020)
As noted by the authors of this study, "carbon fertilization and/or moderate water limitations can be strategically used to enhance nutritional value and growth of greenhouse lettuce," which is an important finding given the extensive cultivation and commercialization of greenhouse-grown lettuce today...

Plant Growth Database (3 September 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Remuremu> (Manea et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

A Serious Downside to Reducing CO2 Emissions
(2 September 2020)
Climate alarmists have ramped up their efforts calling for the total elimination of all fossil-derived energy, claiming there is no downside to such action. But there is. Read on to find out what it is...

Plant Growth Database (1 September 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 (Kannojiya et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2-induced Impacts on Certain Medicinal Properties of a Filamentous Cyanobacterium
(31 August 2020)
The title of the paper this review is based on pretty much says it all -- "CO2 enrichment: Enhancing antioxidant, antibacterial and anticancer activities in Arthrospira platensis"...

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Petition of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for Repeal of EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding
On March 9, the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change filed a petition with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, asking the agency to repeal its Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act. Read a press release associated with this filing. A pdf version of the petition can be downloaded here for review.

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