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Volume 20: September 2017
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The Impact of Elevated CO2 on a Widespread Ectomycorrhizal Fungi (18 September 2017)
A 200 ppm increase in CO2 led to an approximate 50% increase in the production of this fungi...

Cardiovascular Health Impacts of Heatwaves and Cold Spells in Catalonia (15 September 2017)
Given the results of this study, perhaps we should all pray for a little global warming...

A "Coldspot" of Sea Level Rise Along the West Coast of North America (15 September 2017)
Feel free to purchase that beachfront property (at least on the West Coast), as sea levels are not only failing to rise to the levels projected by the models, they are failing to rise at all!...

Smaller Trends and No Acceleration of Mediterranean Sea Levels (15 September 2017)
An analysis of six long-standing tide gauge stations reveals a much smaller 1.2 to 1.3 mm per year rise (as well as no acceleration) in sea level for this region than that reported in the latest IPCC report...

Plant Growth Database (12 September 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Sunflower (Gong et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Modern Trends in Productivity and Intrinsic Water Use Efficiency Reported From Two European Forests (11 September 2017)
More evidence that Earth's trees and forest are benefiting from the modern rise in atmospheric CO2...

Effects of CO2 Enrichment on Soybean Quantity and Quality (8 September 2017)
Given the right cultivar, soybean quantity will be enhanced without sacrificing its quality...

A Two-hundred Year Analysis of Lithuanian Floods (7 September 2017)
How have they been impacted by the so-called unprecedented warming of the modern era -- have they increased, decreased or remained the same?...

Plant Growth Database (6 September 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Broomcorn Millet (Hao et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Improves Both the Quantity and Quality of Two Lettuce Cultivars (5 September 2017)
The ongoing rise in atmospheric CO2 will not only increase the growth and yield of lettuce, but also the quality of that growth by stimulating the production of certain health-promoting plant constituents. And, it will do so even in the face of environmental obstacles such as salinity stress...

Effects of Climate Change on Plant Growth in Alberta, Canada (4 September 2017)
As the climate of Alberta, Canada has grown warmer and wetter, so too has its vegetation's productivity increased...

Elevated CO2 and High Temperature Improve the Growth of Rice and Chinese Yam (1 September 2017)
We can expect significant yield enhancements of these two important food crops in the years and decades to come, courtesy of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations...

A Half-century Increase in Global Terrestrial Net Primary Production Driven Primarily by Rising Atmospheric CO2 (31 August 2017)
How ironic it is, that the supposed chief culprit behind the many real (and imagined) assaults on Earth's vegetation -- rising atmospheric CO2 -- has been found to be the primary cause of a half-century-long observed increase in global terrestrial net primary production!...

The Resilience of a Mediterranean Seagrass Community to Ocean Acidification (30 August 2017)
In the words of the authors who conducted this experiment, the outcome of their study "adds to the growing literature which suggests that calcified communities in their natural settings can be little affected by minimal changes in surrounding carbonate chemistry"...

Another Reason to Reject Wind Farms (29 August 2017)
Results of a new study provide yet another reason to question the wisdom of policy makers who are seemingly rushing to install more and more of these bird-killing, noise-polluting, eyesore-viewing, cost-prohibiting and vegetative-decreasing low power producing energy sources...

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