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Volume 22: April 2019
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The Absolute Resilience of French Polynesian Reefs to Environmental Disturbances (19 April 2019)
Despite experiencing multiple intense environmental disturbances over the period 1994-2008, reefs in French Polynesia showed systematic and universal resilience, recovering repeatedly within a period of 5 to 10 years following mass mortality events...

Plant Growth Database (19 April 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Asif et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Responses of Two Red Macroalgae to Ocean Acidification (18 April 2019)
Neither species was negatively impacted (in terms of net photosynthesis and growth) by elevated pCO2...

Projecting Future Rice Yields in the Mekong River Delta (17 April 2019)
When the positive effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment were adequately considered, the very sign of future yield projections changed from an expected decline to a welcomed increase. And that is great news for the agricultural industry and for the future of global food security...

Interactive Effects of CO2, Salinity and Water Level on the Growth of a Coastal Halophyte (16 April 2019)
Elevated CO2 ameliorates the growth-retarding effects of high soil salinity and stressful water logging conditions in this coastal plant species...

Plant Growth Database (16 April 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Indiangrass (McGranahan and Yurkonis, 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Thermoregulation of Bird Body Temperature by Reflecting Near-infrared Radiation (12 April 2019)
More than half of the radiant energy from the Sun falls within the near-infrared wavelengths. As revealed in the present study, birds are capable of reflecting solar radiation at these longer wavelengths so as to control heat gain and avoid reaching their critical thermal limits. Consequently, they are considerably less likely to suffer death and extinction due to projected temperature rises than previously thought...

Plant Growth Database (12 April 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Tall Fescue (McGranahan and Yurkonis, 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Proof of a Biologic Control on Coral Calcification (11 April 2019)
The results of this study solidify the thesis that corals can modify the carbonate chemistry parameters within their extra-cellular calcifying medium to create a more favorable environment for calcification. Such biologic control will likely play a key role in their ability to adapt to future projections of ocean acidification, helping them to maintain calcification as oceanic pH declines...

54 Years of Snowfall Trends in China (10 April 2019)
Climate alarmists have claimed that global warming will reduce both the frequency and magnitude of snowfall, in some places eliminating precipitation in the form of snow altogether. However, a new analysis from China reveals that this claim melts away under the heat of the observational record...

Plant Growth Database (9 April 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Kentucky Bluegrass (McGranahan and Yurkonis, 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Unlikelihood of Climate Refugees Driven By Future Sea Level Rise (8 April 2019)
Climate alarmists predict future global warming will melt large portions of the polar ice sheets and thereby raise global sea levels to such an extent that coastal residents will have to flee their homes and cities as climate refugees. Yet observational data reveal this scenario is far too extreme and will likely never occur...

Plant Growth Database (8 April 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Curu-Pirasanna-Pandi et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Climate Change Impacts on the Growth and Yield of Coffee (5 April 2019)
For a number of prior years, predictions foretold a bleak future of reduced yields and shrinking coffee production due to climate change. But those predictions failed to capture the positive impacts of rising atmospheric CO2, which have completely altered the future outlook for this important crop...

Plant Growth Database (5 April 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Lemon Tree (Paudel et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

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