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Volume 22: May 2019
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Last 15 Postings

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"...

Plant Growth Database (4 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 Wheat (Pandey et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Influence of CO2, Phosphorus Supply and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Maize Growth (3 June 2019)
Regardless of phosphorus supply or presence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, elevated CO2 enhanced maize growth...

Plant Growth Database (31 May 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for White Birch (Hao et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Temperature-related Mortality Risk in Iran (30 May 2019)
A study examining the impact of diurnal temperature range on mortality finds no influence during the warm half of the year (May-October), whereas during the cold season (November-April) the relative risk of mortality increases as the diurnal temperature range increases...

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Ozone on Mongolian Oak (29 May 2019)
Elevated CO2 alleviates the negative effects of ozone pollution on the photosynthesis of this tree species...

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