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Volume 22: April 2019
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The Influence of Elevated CO2 and Soil Nitrogen Status on Wheat (25 April 2019)
Elevated CO2 will increase wheat yields in the future while requiring less total water than at present to do so. And that is a win-win scenario for both wheat farmers and consumers!...

A Doubling of Tuber Dry Matter for a Doubling of Atmospheric CO2 (24 April 2019)
Tuber dry matter increased by 95% and 165% in two potato cultivars in response to a doubling of atmospheric CO2, from 400 to 800 ppm...

Plant Growth Database (23 April 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Dill (Saleh et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Growth Response of Two Tropical Tree Species to Elevated CO2 (22 April 2019)
As the air's CO2 concentration rises, both Teak and Butea trees will benefit by sequestering more carbon both in their leaf and stem tissues above ground and in the roots and surrounding soil below ground...

The Absolute Resilience of French Polynesian Reefs to Environmental Disturbances (19 April 2019)
Despite experiencing multiple intense environmental disturbances over the period 1994-2008, reefs in French Polynesia showed systematic and universal resilience, recovering repeatedly within a period of 5 to 10 years following mass mortality events...

Plant Growth Database (19 April 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 (Asif et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Responses of Two Red Macroalgae to Ocean Acidification (18 April 2019)
Neither species was negatively impacted (in terms of net photosynthesis and growth) by elevated pCO2...

Projecting Future Rice Yields in the Mekong River Delta (17 April 2019)
When the positive effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment were adequately considered, the very sign of future yield projections changed from an expected decline to a welcomed increase. And that is great news for the agricultural industry and for the future of global food security...

Interactive Effects of CO2, Salinity and Water Level on the Growth of a Coastal Halophyte (16 April 2019)
Elevated CO2 ameliorates the growth-retarding effects of high soil salinity and stressful water logging conditions in this coastal plant species...

Plant Growth Database (16 April 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Indiangrass (McGranahan and Yurkonis, 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Thermoregulation of Bird Body Temperature by Reflecting Near-infrared Radiation (12 April 2019)
More than half of the radiant energy from the Sun falls within the near-infrared wavelengths. As revealed in the present study, birds are capable of reflecting solar radiation at these longer wavelengths so as to control heat gain and avoid reaching their critical thermal limits. Consequently, they are considerably less likely to suffer death and extinction due to projected temperature rises than previously thought...

Plant Growth Database (12 April 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Tall Fescue (McGranahan and Yurkonis, 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Proof of a Biologic Control on Coral Calcification (11 April 2019)
The results of this study solidify the thesis that corals can modify the carbonate chemistry parameters within their extra-cellular calcifying medium to create a more favorable environment for calcification. Such biologic control will likely play a key role in their ability to adapt to future projections of ocean acidification, helping them to maintain calcification as oceanic pH declines...

54 Years of Snowfall Trends in China (10 April 2019)
Climate alarmists have claimed that global warming will reduce both the frequency and magnitude of snowfall, in some places eliminating precipitation in the form of snow altogether. However, a new analysis from China reveals that this claim melts away under the heat of the observational record...

Plant Growth Database (9 April 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 Bluegrass (McGranahan and Yurkonis, 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

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