Mercuric Oxide Pollution is Fully Ameliorated by Elevated CO2 in Maize Plants

Paper Reviewed Saleh, A.M., Hassan, Y.M., Habeeb, T.H., Alkhalaf, A.A., Hozzein, W.N., Selim, S. and AbdElgawad, H. 2021. Interactive effects of mercuric oxide nanoparticles and future climate CO2 on maize plant. Journal of Hazardous Materials 403: 123849, doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123849. The increased fabrication of materials at the nanometric scale (1-100 nm), i.e., nanotechnology, has led to nano-sized 

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How many bubbles are in a glass of beer?

By Mindy Weisberger Beer’s effervescence affects its flavor. When you pour a glass of beer, a frothy cascade of fizz rises to the top; as more and more tiny bubbles coalesce, they form a nose-tickling layer of foam.  At first, that frothy stream of carbonation seems endless. But just how many bubbles can emerge from 

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The Growth Response of Rice and Eddo to CO2 and Temperature

Paper ReviewedBin Zaher, M.A., Kumagai, E., Yabiku, T., Nakajima, M., Matsunami, T., Matsuyama, N., Thinh, N.C., Hasegawa, T. and Kawasaki, M. 2021. Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration on growth and photosynthesis in eddo at two different air temperatures. Plant Production Science, doi.org/10.1080/1343943X.2020.1862682. According to Bin Zaher et al. (2021), eddo (Colocasia esculenta) is “the most widely cultivated 

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Clouds and Global Warming

By Andy May This post is inspired by an old post on the CERES cloud data by Willis Eschenbach that I’ve read and re-read a lot, “Estimating Cloud Feedback Using CERES Data.” The reason for my interest is I had trouble understanding it, but it looked fascinating because Willis was comparing CERES measured cloud data 

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Surface and Tropospheric Response of North Atlantic Summer Climate from Paleoclimate Simulations of the Past Millennium

By Maria Pyrina et al. Abstract We investigate the effects of solar forcing on the North Atlantic (NA) summer climate, in climate simulations with Earth System Models (ESMs), over the preindustrial past millennium (AD 850–1849). We use one simulation and a four-member ensemble performed with the MPI-ESM-P and CESM-LME models, respectively, forced only by low-scaling 

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Cave deposits reveal Pleistocene permafrost thaw, absent predicted levels of CO2 release

Chestnut Hill, Mass. (4/28/2021) — The vast frozen terrain of Arctic permafrost thawed several times in North America within the past 1 million years when the world’s climate was not much warmer than today, researchers from the United States and Canada report in today’s edition of Science Advances. Arctic permafrost contains twice as much carbon 

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