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Volume 17 Number 35:  27 August 2014

Editorial
Elevated CO2 Increases Minerals at the Base of Human Nutrition: ... contrary to what is claimed in a recent scientific publication.

Subject Index Summary
Biofuels (Miscellaneous): Enough serious work has been conducted on the growing, harvesting, and processing of the raw materials that can be transformed into biofuels to indicate they are essentially useless when it comes to doing what they are supposed to do, which is to lead to less anthropogenic-induced CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. They have also been shown to harm the land they are grown on, cost more than conventional fossil fuels, and are not as energy efficient. This Summary reviews reasons for rejecting biofuels on additional grounds.

Journal Reviews
A 1500-Year Temperature Proxy from Southwestern Greenland: A new study reveals a familiar climatic oscillation with a twist.

Downward Atmospheric Longwave Radiation in CMIP5 Models: How well is it represented?

How the Grasslands of China Changed from 1982 to 2010: Did the horrible climatic changes of the past three decades take a huge toll on them?

The Effects of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Seed Germination: What are they? ... and how significant are they?

Transgenerational Plasticity in a Coastal Marine Fish: What is it? ... and what can it help to bring to pass?

The Resistance of Earth's Corals to Potential Ocean Warming: Can they rise to the challenge? ... or, as alarmists claim, are they on the eve of destruction?