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Volume 20:  November 2017 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

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

Plant Growth Database (29 November 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wild Mustard (Kaciene et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Large CO2-induced Growth Increases in a Fast-growing Evergreen Tree Species (28 November 2017)
The Australian pine tree (Casuarina equisetifolia) looks to experience major benefits from future increases in the air's CO2 content...

Declining Heat-related Mortality in Three Northeast Asian Countries (27 November 2017)
The findings of this new study dispel two climate-alarmist claims -- that global warming will enhance heat-related deaths and that the elderly population will suffer the most...

The Growth Response of Two Thale Cress Ecotypes to Elevated CO2 (24 November 2017)
Higher CO2 concentrations improve growth and alleviate ammonium toxicity stress following the application of ammonium nitrate fertilizer...

Plant Growth Database (23 November 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Garden Pea (Kaciene et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Helps to Mitigate the Negative Impacts of Waterlogging on Sweet Cherry (22 November 2017)
In the future, rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations will help plants to better cope with and endure the negative impacts of intermittent waterlogging events...

The Thermal Tolerance of Red and Blue King Crabs (21 November 2017)
It would appear that a little ocean warming would be beneficial to these two key Alaskan fisheries species...

The CO2 Impact on Six Lentil Cultivars (20 November 2017)
A relatively small 150 ppm increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide stimulated grain yield increases of 32, 138 and 18 percent across three different soil moisture status growing seasons...

The Tolerance of Palau Corals to Ocean Acidification (17 November 2017)
Porites coral communities surrounding Palau appear to be resilient to ocean acidification conditions predicted for the year 2100 and beyond...

The Response of 98 Barley Genotypes to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment (16 November 2017)
Identifying which plant genotypes provide the largest growth increase per incremental rise in atmospheric CO2 is the first step toward developing a plan to ensure future global food security...

A Zooplankton's Response to Ocean Acidification and Warming (15 November 2017)
The appendicularian zooplankton Oikopleura dioica is tolerant of, and unaffected by, elevated pCO2 but responsive to warmer temperatures, which response should help to remove CO2 from oceanic surface waters and sequester it in the deep sea...

Plant Growth Database (14 November 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Fernando et al., 2017; fertilized with 100% NO3- using KNO3). To access the entire database, click here.

How to Feed the Planet and Its Additional 1.5 Billion Persons 30 Years from Now (13 November 2017)
Policies that will most certainly end in failure are those designed to limit or reduce the atmosphere's concentration of carbon dioxide...

Elevated CO2 Alleviates Aluminum Toxicity in Rice (10 November 2017)
A short-term study reveals that higher levels of atmospheric CO2 reduce aluminum retention in root cell walls, leading to an alleviation of aluminum toxicity in two rice cultivars...

Plant Growth Database (7 November 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Barley (Kaciene et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Non-response of Ocean Acidification on the Behavioral Activity of a Reef Damselfish (7 November 2017)
The results of this new paper can be best summed by the authors: "This study thus adds to the growing literature reporting no behavioral effects in fishes following acclimation to elevated CO2"...

The Interactive Effects of CO2, Nitrogen Application and Water Supply on Spring Wheat (7 November 2017)
In the future, elevated CO2 will increase the quantity of wheat grain yields without sacrificing their quality...

The Response of 13 Wheat Cultivars to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment (6 November 2017)
Identification of cultivars with larger yield increases under elevated CO2 is a first step to improving the response of a crop species to future CO2 conditions...

The Combined Impact of Hypoxia and Acidifcation on a Noncalcifying Cnidarian (3 November 2017)
Ocean acidification stimulates Symbiodinium photosynthetic activity and helps to mitigate the negative impacts of hypoxia (reduced dissolved oxygen) on a noncalcifying marine invertebrate...

Overcoming Down-regulation in a CO2-enriched Environment to Maximize Yield Potential (2 November 2017)
In the future, there is no reason why society cannot capitalize on the full potential photosynthetic benefit of rising atmospheric CO2 in agricultural crops by selecting cultivars with high sink capacity and/or adding supplemental nitrogen during the growing season...

Do Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Policies Compromise Food Security? (1 November 2017)
They do. And that is a finding all policy leaders should wise up to if they want to avoid the undernourishment and potential starvation of hundreds of millions of people just a few short decades from now...