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Volume 17 Number 21:  21 May 2014

Editorial
Surviving Coral Bleaching: How has the Great Barrier Reef been doing lately?

Subject Index Summary
Biofuels (Carbon Debt): In addition to destroying precious habitat needed to support what could be called "wild nature," when non-agricultural lands are cleared for the growing of biofuel crops this process releases large amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere due to the burning and microbial decomposition of organic carbon stored in plant biomass and soils. This initial "carbon debt" must be repaid before there is any net reduction in CO2 emissions from the use of the biofuel crops grown on the newly-cleared land. Unfortunately, paying the debt generally lasts much longer than the average human lifetime.

Journal Reviews
Twenty-three Climate Models Can't Be Wrong ... Or Can They?: It may be hard to believe, but ...

Modeling Rainfall Over Burkina Faso: Five regional climate models give it their best shot. But is it good enough?

Carbon Sequestration in Desert Ecosystems: There's much more "C" in them than meets the eye.

How Intertidal Gastropods Deal with Acidified Seawater: They apparently learn from prior exposures to simply avoid that situation when they encounter it.

The Thermal Tolerance of a Large Tropical Freshwater Shrimp: Can the big shrimp take the heat of more-than-maximal-projected global warming?

Frogs Facing Double Trouble: Can They Rise to the Challenge?: You feeling lucky, froggie???