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Volume 20: July 2017
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Observed Tolerance of Juvenile Blue Crabs to Ocean Acidification (20 July 2017)
Even at pCO2 values that are ten times above the present, the survival, growth duration of the inter-molt period and food consumption level of this important species remain unaffected...

The Relationship Between Ocean Acidification and Net Calcification in a Hawaiian Reef Coral (20 July 2017)
We find yet another study that does not support the ocean acidification scare stories of corals wasting away in the future because of rising atmospheric CO2...

The Resilience of Coastal Marine Ecosystems to Climatic Change (18 July 2017)
In spite of both human-induced perturbations of coastal seawater properties and periodic climatic instabilities, earth's coastal marine ecosystems appear to be able to survive quite nicely...

The Relationship Between Temperature and Human Health in China (17 July 2017)
Extreme cold is far more dangerous to human health than extreme heat...

Plant Growth Database (17 July 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Tomato (Besford, 1993). To access the entire database, click here.

Nitrogen Source Supply as the Root Cause of Protein Decline in CO2 Enrichment Studies (14 July 2017)
A simple retooling of the way in which Nitrogen (N) is supplied to plants in CO2 enrichment studies can change the concentration of N observed in those plants from a marginal decline to a significant increase. And that is great news for those who have worried about the potential impacts of future protein declines on human nutrition, which they have anticipated will occur in the future due to rising atmospheric CO2...

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Phosphorus on Soybean Growth (13 July 2017)
Like a miracle fertilizer, CO2 helps to ameliorate the negative impacts of phosphorus deficiency on this important cereal crop...

Interactive Effects of CO2, Drought and Zinc Supply on Wheat (12 July 2017)
Elevated CO2 improves the growth and yield of wheat, ameliorating the negative impacts of drought and low Zn...

The Relationship Between Childhood Bronchitis and Diurnal Temperature Range (10 July 2017)
If global temperatures continue to rise and the diurnal temperature range continues to decline, there will likely be less cases of acute childhood bronchitis in the future...

On the Validity of NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU Global Average Surface Temperature Data (5 July 2017)
Read about a new study that finds temperature adjustments account for ‘nearly all of the warming’ in climate data sets. Commentary on this new report can be read here. The full report can be accessed here...

How a Coral Reef Fish Might Adapt to Future Global Warming (5 July 2017)
Read on and catch a glimpse of what a number of researchers have learned in this regard...

Placing the 2013 Summer Drought of Southern China in the Proper Perspective (30 June 2017)
The 2013 severe summer drought of southern China was neither unusual nor unprecedented, and highly unlikely to be a fingerprint of global warming...

Ocean Acidification Improves the Growth and Temperature Tolerance of Eelgrass (28 June 2017)
Ocean carbonation is the more appropriate term to describe the benefits of CO2 enrichment on this important marine macroalgae species...

Mineralogical Plasticity as an Adaptive Response to Overcoming Ocean Acidification (27 June 2017)
Not only is a marine gastropod shown to be capable of enduring ocean acidification thanks to mineralogical plasticity, it actually benefits therefrom!...

Island Stability on the Takapoto Atoll, French Polynesia (27 June 2017)
Over the past 44 years most of the reef islands on this atoll have exhibited stability or expansion as the climate has warmed and sea levels have risen, a fate that is contrary to model-based projections of future climate change...

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