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Volume 21: March 2018
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Last 15 Postings

Elevated CO2 Improves Growth and Nitrogen Fixation of Cowpea (15 March 2018)
Elevated CO2, cyanobacteria seed inoculation and phosphorus addition to the soil provide a winning strategy for increasing yields and maintaining food security for the citizens of many developing countries that cultivate and consume this important crop...

A 33-Year Increase in Net Primary Productivity in Southwest China (14 March 2018)
The results of this study not only fail to support climate-alarmist projections, they are in direct opposition to them. And while the findings presented here ought to help put even the most ardent of climate alarmists at ease, they will likely only enrage and cause them to further deny the very real truths that (1) rising atmospheric CO2 is not causing, nor will it ever cause, dangerous global warming; and that (2) CO2 is not a pollutant, but a necessary nutrient bestowing great benefits on the biosphere...

Plant Growth Database (14 March 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Chinese Yam grown at ambient fall temperatures (Thinh et al., 2017; elevated fall temperatures (ambient + 5°C)). To access the entire database, click here.

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Ozone on Chickpea (12 March 2018)
The growth-retarding impacts of tropospheric ozone pollution on a legume key to the food security of the developing world are being met and overcome by the growth-enhancing impacts of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide...

Prey Consumption by Largemouth Bass Unaffected by Freshwater Acidification (9 March 2018)
Up to pCO2 levels of 9,000 µatm, freshwater acidification has no discernible impact on the feeding behavior of largemouth bass...

The Interactive Effects of Temperature and CO2 on Soybean Growth and Yield (8 March 2018)
If both atmospheric CO2 concentrations and air temperatures rise in the future to values examined in this study, soybeans (and the farmers who grow them) will reap tremendous benefits, including yield enhancements of 50% or more!...

Selecting Static or Diel Cycling of pCO2 Levels in Ocean Acidification Experiments: The Choice Matters (7 March 2018)
Behavioral abnormalities observed in reef fish under static pCO2 ocean acidification treatments were either reduced or altogether eliminated when experimental conditions reflected the diel cycling of pCO2 that occurs in such environments in the real world, demonstrating that proper laboratory construct matters when attempting to project future impacts of ocean acidification on marine life...

Thermal Phenotypic Plasticity in an Ant Species (6 March 2018)
Ant larvae reared at higher temperatures developed quicker and were more thermoresistant of warmer temperatures than those reared at lower temperatures...

Plant Growth Database (6 March 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Thinh et al., 2017; dry weights during fall temperatures). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Enhances Phytoplankton NPP in a Freshwater Microcosm Experiment (2 March 2018)
Freshwater phytoplankton, contrary to conventional wisdom, appear to presently be carbon-limited; and as shown in this study, they will likely benefit from so-called freshwater acidification by enhancing their NPP as atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to rise in the years and decades ahead...

Acceleration of Tree Growth in Urban Areas in Recent Decades (1 March 2018)
Since 1960, trees growing in urban areas appear to be growing at faster rates than those in rural areas...

Global Warming Enhances the Breeding Success of Two Boreal Forest Grouse (28 February 2018)
Contrary to predictions that global warming will adversely affect bird reproduction, a new study shows that breeding success is actually enhanced by it...

Plant Growth Database (27 February 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Lentil (Bourgault et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Millennial Moisture Variability on the Eastern Tibetan Plateau (26 February 2018)
This long-term reconstructions reveals there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about moisture conditions over the most recent century...

The Combined Impact of Ocean Acidification and Diet on Slipper Limpet Larvae (23 February 2018)
Slipper limpet (Crepidula onyx) larvae appear to be resilient to ocean acidification and decreased algal nutritional value...


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