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Volume 20: June 2017
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The Transgenerational Effects of Elevated CO2 on Winter Wheat (17 June 2017)
They portend a promising future for farmers and consumers of winter wheat...

The Positive Responses of Three Marine Diatoms to Ocean Acidification (17 June 2017)
Future ocean acidification could very well increase the sequestration of carbon into the deep ocean and enhance the overall marine biological carbon pump...

Placing Recent Flooding in Britain in a Historical Context (16 June 2017)
Is the severe flooding witnessed over the past decade evidence of an anthropogenic influence on this important climate parameter?...

Ocean Acidification Alleviates Mercury Toxicity in a Marine Copepod (15 June 2017)
A multi-generational experiment reveals the dangers of mercury toxicity and the benefits of ocean acidification on this marine species...

The Role of Intertidal Macro-Algae in a Future High-CO2 World (14 June 2017)
The results of an intriguing new study suggest that near-shore oceanic plants have the capacity to provide both food and habitat for regional sea creatures...

Elevated CO2 Stimulates the Growth of Sunflower Plants (12 June 2017)
In the future, sunflower plants (and the farmers who grow them) will reap the growth-enhancing and water-saving benefits provided by rising levels of atmospheric CO2...

The Evolution of Extremely Heavy Precipitation in Shanghai, China (5 June 2017)
Is it essentially a local phenomenon? Or is it something of global significance?...

Elevated CO2 Helps Alleviate the Challenge of Rising Seas for Salt Marshes (5 June 2017)
The benefits of rising atmospheric CO2 will help enhance the resilience of these critical coastal ecosystems to keep pace with rising sea levels...

Spring and Autumn Migrations of Long-Distance-Flying Birds (5 June 2017)
How may they have changed over the last six decades of postulated global warming due to atmospheric CO2 enrichment?...

Densely Aggregated Corals Maintain Calcification Under Ocean Acidification Conditions (5 June 2017)
Neighboring organisms, such as conspecific coral colonies as shown in this new study, can create small-scale refugia from the negative effects of ocean acidification...

Wildfires of the United States: Human or Climate-Caused? (2 June 2017)
When any type of a negative environmental phenomenon appears to be getting worse and/or more frequent, climate alarmists are quick to declare global warming to be at the root of it all. And so it has been for U.S. wildfires. But is this really so?...

Another Macroalgae that Benefits from Ocean Acidification (1 June 2017)
An economically important seaweed to China will likely benefit from increasing concentrations of atmospheric CO2...

Further Empirical Proof Elevated CO2 is Benefitting Earths Forests (31 May 2017)
Model-based assertions that the predicted negative impacts of climate change will overpower any positive influence of rising atmospheric CO2 on forests could not be more wrong!...

Four Decades of Seagrass Stability in the Puget Sound Estuary (30 May 2017)
Despite a doubling of local human population and forty years of anthropogenic environmental concerns, including the likes of global warming and ocean acidification, seagrass area in this coastal community has remained remarkably stable...

A Two Century Hydrologic Reconstruction from Turkey (29 May 2017)
There is little evidence that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and their theorized accompanying global warming, are having any impact on Turkish droughts and floods...

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