The Photosynthetic Response of Jicama to Elevated CO2

Paper Reviewed Ravi, V., Pushpaleela, A., Raju, S., Gangadharan, B. and More, S.J. 2019. Evaluation of photosynthetic efficiency of yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus L.) at saturating photon flux density under elevated carbon dioxide. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 26: 189-194. The Mexican yam bean, or jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus), is an important edible legume that 

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Early growth phase and caffeine content response to recent and projected increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide in coffee (Coffea arabica and C. canephora)

By Fernando E. Vega et al. Abstract While [CO2] effects on growth and secondary chemistry are well characterized for annual plant species, little is known about perennials. Among perennials, production of Coffea arabica and C. canephora (robusta) have enormous economic importance worldwide. Three Arabica cultivars (Bourbon, Catimor, Typica) and robusta coffee were grown from germination 

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Bursting bubbles clear the way for desalination

Carbon dioxide bubbles could be a fast and environmentally friendly way to unclog seawater filters and keep the supply of drinking water flowing. Growing populations are increasing the global demand for drinking water, but natural sources of freshwater are shrinking. Extremely arid countries, such as Saudi Arabia, increasingly depend on desalinated seawater. The most effective 

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Surviving the Coronavirus? Thank Fossil Fuels.

By Katie Tahuahua As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, some electric companies may ask high-skilled workers to temporarily live on-site. Facing the real prospect of staffing shortages, power plants desperately need to keep their employees healthy and keep the lights on for the rest of the country. The alternative — losing access to 

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COP26 Postponed

Bonn, 1 April 2020 – The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners. Dates for a rescheduled 

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