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Volume 21: February 2018
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Temperature-Induced Morbidity in California (16 February 2018)
Cold weather events send people to the hospital for health care treatment at a rate that is twice as great as that produced by warm weather events...

A Coral's Biological Control of its Calcifying Medium to Favor Skeletal Growth (15 February 2018)
Despite seawater pH levels that are hostile to coral calcification, corals are able to biologically upregulate the aragonite saturation state and carbonate system ion concentrations in their extracellular calcifying medium so as to continue skeletal growth under the most pessimistic of ocean acidification scenarios...

35 Years of Hail Frequency and Intensity Records for China (14 February 2018)
Contrary to model-based predictions, hail events (frequency) and hail sizes (intensity) are both declining across China...

Plant Growth Database (13 February 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 ambient fall temperatures (Thinh et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Pikeperch Fish Response to Super High CO2 Levels (12 February 2018)
Adult pikeperch fish are shown to be able to well-tolerate pCO2 levels as high as 19,000 µatm...

A Global Analysis of Recent Trends in Streamflow (9 February 2018)
Evidence of increased flooding due to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases (as predicted by climate alarmists) remains elusive in this comprehensive analysis of global streamflow trends...

Elevated CO2 and the In Vitro Propagation of Walnut Microshoots (8 February 2018)
Elevated CO2 during in vitro propagation improves the survival of walnut microshoots following transfer to an ex vitro environment...

Copepod Response to Ocean Acidification and Salinity Stress (7 February 2018)
Resilience and phenotypic plasticity appear to drive the mostly positive responses of Gladioferens pectinatus growth and development to these two stresses...

Plant Growth Database (6 February 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). To access the entire database, click here.

No Evidence of an Anthropogenic Influence on Floods (5 February 2018)
There is no evidence that anthropogenic climate change has exerted any influence on major floods across North America and Europe over the past 80 years...

Phenotypic Adaptation of an Arctic Copepod to Ocean Acidification (2 February 2018)
Altered gene expression allows C. glacialis to phenotypically adapt to extreme levels of ocean acidification (down to a pH of 7.50) so as to maintain normal nauplii development...

Green Tea Quality Enhanced By Elevated Levels of CO2 (1 February 2018)
Increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 not only stimulate the growth and development of C. sinensis (the plant from which green tea is made), but it also enhances the production of health-benefiting substances in its leaves, while restricting a well-known health-harming one (caffeine)...

The Resilience of a Coralline Red Algae to Ocean Acidification (31 January 2018)
Neogoniolithon is able to elevate seawater pH at the site of calcification and biologically maintain calcification rates across a range of ocean acidification scenarios predicted for the future...

Plant Growth Database (30 January 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Japanese Cedar (Hiraoka et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Combined Effects of Elevated CO2 and Soil Cadmium Toxicity on Black Locust Trees (29 January 2018)
Elevated CO2 helps to alleviate cadmium stress by stimulating protective and defensive plant responses, including the production of antioxidant enzymes and secondary metabolites...

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