The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Solar Radiation Intensity on Two Coccolithophore Strains

Paper Reviewed Jin, P., Ding, J., Xing, T., Riebesell, U. and Gao, K. 2017. High levels of solar radiation offset impacts of ocean acidification on calcifying and non-calcifying strains of Emiliania huxleyi. Marine Ecology Progress Series 568: 47-583. Coccolithophores play an important role in the ocean carbon cycle. As a key group of marine primary 

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Water and Electricity Converts CO2 Into Carbon Monoxide

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas – a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Meenesh Singh, assistant professor of chemical engineering and lead 

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CO2-induced Grain Yield Enhancements in Three Rice Genotypes

Paper Reviewed Nakano, H., Yoshinaga, S., Takai, T., Arai-Sanoh, Y., Kondo, K., Yamamoto, T., Sakai, H., Tokida, T., Usui, Y., Nakamura, H., Hasegawa, T. and Kondo, M. 2017. Quantitative trait loci for large sink capacity enhance rice grain yield under free-air CO2 enrichment conditions. Scientific Reports 7: 1827, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01690-8. Introducing the rationale for their study, 

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October Arctic Surprise

By Ron Clutz In recent years, October has seen some rapid recoveries of Arctic ice extents.  But this year may become something special.  With the early onset of Siberian snow cover and the resulting surface cooling, ice is roaring back, especially on the Asian side.  Consider the refreezing during the last 11 days through yesterday. 

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