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Volume 20:  April 2017 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

Elevated CO2 Enhances the Removal of Cadmium and Lead Contamination from Toxic Soils (28 April 2017)
According to the authors of this study, "elevated CO2 benefited the microenvironment in the rhizosphere of R. pseudoacacia seedlings under Cd and Pb stress by increasing the concentration of dissolved organic carbon and organic compounds, microbial population, and microbial and enzyme activity"...

Plant Growth Database (28 April 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Maize (Wijewardana et al., 2016; combined UV-B and drought treatment). To access the entire database, click here.

How Coral Polyps May Counteract Ocean Water Acidification (27 April 2017)
It may seem like an impossible task; but real-world data are leading the way to describe how it is done in the real-world of nature...

A Two Hundred Year Proxy Temperature Record for Turkey (26 April 2017)
It would appear that rising CO2 emissions have exerted no fingerprint of anthropogenic global warming here...

450 Years of Streamflow for a Florida River (25 April 2017)
There is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about streamflow values recorded during the instrumental period, indicating that there has been no impact of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations on wet and dry periods...

Coral-Algal Symbiosis in the South China Sea (24 April 2017)
How the warm-water corals get by with a little help from their little algal friends...

A Sea Anemone's Response to Ocean Acidification (21 April 2017)
Higher levels of pCO2 induce a reduction in an important energy-demanding enzyme involved in the process of dissolved inorganic carbon absorption, which frees up the availability of energy to be used elsewhere, thereby allowing A. viridis to survive and even thrive under future projections of ocean acidification...

Plant Growth Database (20 April 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 (Pazzagli et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

The Status of Antarctic Precipitation in CMIP5 Climate Models (19 April 2017)
Is it a valid representation of reality? Or do the models still have a long way to go?...

The Impact of Elevated CO2 and Nitrogen Supply on Sunflower Growth and Senescence (18 April 2017)
Elevated CO2 levels stimulated sunflower growth under either low or high levels of nitrogen availability, whereas it advanced leaf senescence in the low nitrogen treatment but delayed it in the high nitrogen treatment...

Soil Respiration Responses to Experimental Warming (18 April 2017)
The more CO2 that is yearly expired to the atmosphere by Earth's soils, the greater is the likelihood that global temperatures will decline as time progresses...

The Antarctic Peninsula: No Longer the Canary in the Coal Mine for Climate Alarmists (13 April 2017)
Evidence is mounting against those who point to the Antarctic Peninsula as proof of CO2-induced global warming...

Mantis Shrimp Tolerate Ocean Acidification and Warming (13 April 2017)
In response to the "twin evils" of ocean acidification and warming, mantis shrimp are no worse for the wear having evolved mechanisms fully capable of allowing them to cope with seawater conditions projected for the next century...

Plant Growth Database (13 April 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Li et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

Recent Storminess Trends in the Bristol Channel, UK (12 April 2017)
Recent trends in wave climate, wave energy and storminess are not living up to model projections of how they should be behaving in response to CO2-induced global warming...

How Climate Change Impacts the Malaria Burden of West Africa (10 April 2017)
Once again, real-world data suggest that another supposedly climate-change-induced destroyer of human health is not nearly as bad as some would make it out to be...

Plant Growth Database (7 April 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Castor Aralia. To access the entire database, click here.

How a Small Afrotropical Bird May Respond to Global Warming (7 April 2017)
When the going gets tough -- in the case of birds and global warming -- an important study suggests that the tough may have no need to "get going"...

The Unsuspecting Thermotolerance of an Antarctic Bivalve (7 April 2017)
Field observations indicate an Antarctic bivalve is much more resilient to warmer temperatures than laboratory studies suggest...

Elevated CO2 Ameliorates the Negative Impact of Ozone Damage in Wheat (4 April 2017)
It's good news for wheat growers, especially in regions where elevated O3 is indeed a pollutant problem. And that is yet another reason to celebrate CO2...

Double Broodedness of Important Bird Species of Central Poland (3 April 2017)
The birds appear to be well-equipped to successfully meet the challenges of both potential warming and cooling...