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Volume 22: May 2019
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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.

Resilience of Central Pacific Corals to Repeated Heat Stress Events (24 June 2019)
Despite similar episodes of temperature stress caused by El Niño events only five years apart, coral bleaching severity was lower in the latter episode, suggesting the corals experience some degree of physiological acclimation to temperature-induced stress...

Elevated CO2 Improves Soybean Growth and Mitigates the Impact of Water Deficit (21 June 2019)
Not only did elevated CO2 increase soybean photosynthesis and growth in this experiment, but it helped improve plant water use efficiency so as to maintain photosynthetic rates under conditions of short-term water deficit...

Plant Growth Database (20 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 Black Locust (Hao et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Arctic Shorebird Breeding Response to Climate Warming (19 June 2019)
According to the authors of this study, "climate warming may have neutral or positive effects on the nesting cycle of most Arctic-breeding shorebirds"...

Plant Growth Database (18 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 Twiggy Glasswort (Pérez-Romero et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

European Beech Growth in Response to Rising CO2 and UV-B Radiation (17 June 2019)
As long as the air's CO2 content continues its rise, European beech tree biomass will be stimulated in the future, regardless of modest increases in UV-B radiation...

Plant Growth Database (16 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 Cassava (Cruz et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

Analyzing the Effects of Temperature on Human Mortality in China (12 June 2019)
Two key findings are illuminated in this study: (1) cold weather is much more deadly than warm weather, (2) temperature-related mortality rates are higher in regions with lower GDP. A welcomed solution to this health crisis, where the annual deaths due to cold weather events exceed mortality due to leukemia and brain tumors, would be for China to continue its onward trend toward modernization by continuing its policy of utilizing its vast fossil fuel resources to produce abundant and cheap energy...

Plant Growth Database (11 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 Quaking Aspen (Hao et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Root Response of a Mixed-grass Prairie Ecosystem to Elevated CO2 and Warming (10 June 2019)
Enhanced root biomass, length and life span were the positive outcomes measured in this study in response to an approximate 200 ppm enrichment of CO2 and day/night temperature increase of 1.5/3.0°C...

A Two-century-long PSDI Reconstruction for the Fen River of North China (7 June 2019)
The most recent drought event in the historical record, which occurred at the beginning of the 21st century, is nothing more than a natural recurrence of a phenomenon that has regularly occurred in this region of North China over the past two centuries...

Plant Growth Database (7 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 Kentucky Coffee Tree (Hao et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Projections of Future Rice Yields in the Northeast China Plain (6 June 2019)
Accounting for the growth-enhancing effects of rising atmospheric CO2 reverses projections of yield declines into yield increases...

The Ability of a Seagrass to Buffer the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on a Calcifying Alga (5 June 2019)
The title of this scientific paper says it all: "Seagrass can mitigate negative ocean acidification effects on calcifying algae"...

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