Volume 23: September 2020

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Last 15 Postings

Four Centuries of Drought Reconstruction in the Western Chinese Loess Plateau
(28 September 2020)
Rising greenhouse gases are having no discernible impact on precipitation in the western Chinese Loess Plateau, particularly so in the case of drought...

Elevated CO2 Diminishes the Growth-retarding Influence of Salinity Stress on Tomato Plants
(25 September 2020)
In light of the positive findings presented in this review, it is likely that crop yields in marginal salt-stressed locations will rise in the future thanks to increasing concentrations of atmospheric CO2, which help to mitigate the growth-retarding effects of this abiotic stress...

Plant Growth Database (24 September 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Wang et al., 2019b; cv Xiangfengyou 9). To access the entire database, click here.
Response of a South Atlantic Reef Coral to an Unprecedented Heat Wave (23 September 2020)
Did the coral colonies bleach their way toward extinction in characteristic fashion of climate alarmist predictions or were they able to take the heat and survive? Read on to find out...

Plant Growth Database (22 September 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for St. John's Wort (Sharma et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.
Impacts of Elevated CO2 on Health-promoting Bioactive Compounds in Broccoli Sprouts (21 September 2020)
Higher levels of CO2 increased sprout growth and enriched them with health-promoting metabolites and bioactivities, which changes improved the sprouts' anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties...

The Greening of the Pechora River Catchment, Russian European Arctic
(18 September 2020)
Over the past 35 years summer NDVI values have increased across this ecosystem by approximately 21%, revealing a great vegetative enhancement, or greening, as the air's temperature and CO2 concentration have risen...

Plant Growth Database (17 September 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Tomato (Karim et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

Urbanization Effects in North China Land Surface Temperatures
(16 September 2020)
A study examining urban vs rural land-surface temperatures in northern China reveals a significant warming effect that is almost 100% accounted for by urbanization...

Plant Growth Database (15 September 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Salt Marsh Rush (Manea et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

Combined Effects of CO2 and Water Stress on Cucumber Seedlings
(14 September 2020)
In the words of the authors of this study, "CO2 enrichment improved drought tolerance and promoted the growth of cucumber seedling roots"...
Ocean Acidification Improves the Nutritive and Medicinal Value of a Brown Seaweed (11 September 2020)
Extracts from two algal populations (one with a pH of 6.7 and the other of 8.1) reveal seaweed growing at the acidified site had higher antioxidant capacity, anti-lipid peroxidation and antimutagenic potential, as well as improved antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal and anticancer activities compared to that observed under normal seawater conditions (i.e., pH of 8.1)...

Plant Growth Database (10 September 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Maize (Maurya et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

A CO2-induced Reduction in Pathogen Damage to Rice
(9 September 2020)
A study performed on two rice cultivars reveals that elevated CO2 attenuated oxidative damage and reduced the severity of brown spot disease...

Seventeen Decades of Hurricanes Data in the USA
(8 September 2020)
Seventeen decades of data reveal there is no trend in the frequency or intensity of hurricanes making landfall in the USA. What is more, this study highlights the importance of using long-terms data sets in trend detection of climate variables; shorter time series often yield erroneous trends...

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Petition of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for Repeal of EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding
On March 9, the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change filed a petition with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, asking the agency to repeal its Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act. Read a press release associated with this filing. A pdf version of the petition can be downloaded here for review.

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