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Volume 21: April 2018
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Last 15 Postings

Twelve Decades of Flooding in Fiji Show No Anthropogenic Influence (18 April 2018)
The authors of this study analyze a 122-year record of major floods, finding there has been no increase in their frequency or severity...

Plant Growth Database (17 April 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Thank Cress (Jauregui et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Juvenile Sea Wrasse (16 April 2018)
As with other fish species, the ocellated wrasse appears to benefit from ocean acidification-demonstrating no difference in behavioral response to a predatory cue while experiencing an increase in somatic growth, the combination of which phenomena will likely help the wrasse to avoid predation...

Elevated CO2 Enhances the Early Spring Growth of Birch Trees (13 April 2018)
Elevated CO2 increases the rate of development of the trees' photosynthetic apparatus, helping to thereby accelerate their photosynthetic capacity by several days...

Elevated CO2 Improves the Growth of a Tropical Diatom Community (12 April 2018)
Three separate experiments confirm that ocean acidification -- or more correctly ocean carbonation -- increases the photosynthesis and growth of an important tropical diatom community in the Arabian Sea...

The Influence of Extreme Temperatures on Respiratory Morbidity in China (11 April 2018)
The relative risk of having to make an emergency department health visit for respiratory-related issues is greater during cold spells than during heat waves...

Plant Growth Database (10 April 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Chinese Yam grown at elevated summer temperatures (Thinh et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Improves the Net Photosynthesis and Water Use Efficiency of Soybean (9 April 2018)
Even under severe drought conditions, elevated CO2 is able to fully ameliorate the negative impacts of this stress...

Which is the Most Accurate Satellite-Derived Temperature Dataset? (6 April 2018)
A new study analyses and compares the works of four independent research teams, finding that the University of Alabama's record is likely the most accurate, displaying a warming trend since 1979 that is nearly a factor of three smaller than model projections for the tropical mid-troposphere...

The Phenotypic Plasticity of a Colonial Bryozoan (5 April 2018)
This tiny marine species appears to be quite resilient to pCO2 values nearly three times that of the present!...

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Gamma Ray Irradiation (4 April 2018)
Yet another study confirms the virtues of CO2; noting that it improves photosynthesis and frees up carbon molecules to be utilized in other plant processes, such as the production of antioxidants, which production has beneficial implications for human health...

Putting Future Projections of Coastal California Sea Level Rise Projections in Context (3 April 2018)
Sea level rise projections that are used to formulate policy in California are shown to be "founded on pure speculation, constructed on unproven assumptions, and do not provide a suitable basis for use in planning or policy making"...

Plant Growth Database (2 April 2018)
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; dry weights during elevated fall temperatures). To access the entire database, click here.

Vitamin C Concentration in Spinach is Enhanced by Elevated CO2 (29 March 2018)
Popeye the sailor man could not have written a better endorsement for more CO2, which, as shown in this study, improves both the quantity and quality of spinach!...

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Low Light Intensity on Hot Pepper (28 March 2018)
Rising atmospheric CO2 will lead to important yield and water use efficiency increases in hot pepper, even under low light intensities...

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