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Volume 14 Number 3:  19 January 2011

Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment Effects on Agricultural Plant Roots are Providing the Foundation for a New-and-Improved "Green Revolution": What more aboveground CO2 causes to happen beneath the soil surface enhances what it causes to occur in the air up above.

Journal Reviews
Extreme Precipitation Events in the Hawaiian Islands: How have they responded to the warming of the globe and the regional warming of Hawaii over the past six decades?

The Megadroughts of Monsoon Asia: When did they occur? ... and just how bad were they?

Fertilization in Coastal Marine Invertebrates in a CO2-Enriched and Warmer World: Will ocean acidification and global warming raise havoc with the process?

Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment of a C4 Halophyte: How does it respond to a near-doubling of the air's CO2 content?

Acclimation Responses of Fruit Flies to Environmental Warming: How significant are they? ... and are they shared by any other insects?

Enchytraeid Worm Responses to CO2, Warming and Drought: What are the individual responses? ... and which of them predominates?

Medieval Warm Period Project
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Fog Lake, Baffin Island, Canada.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Pacific Oyster [Crassostrea gigas]. To access the entire database, click here.