Saturday, June 7, 2014

New Material Posted on the NIPCC Web site

Old Trees: The Bigger They Are, The More Carbon They Sequester (3 Jun 2014)
New data overturn an old concept, revealing that rapid growth in giant trees is the global norm and it appears to hold regardless of competitive environment... Read More


Growing More Tasty and Health-Promoting Greenhouse Tomatoes (3 Jun 2014) Tomato fruit plucked from plants growing in a greenhouse with CO2-enriched air looked better, felt better, smelled better, tasted better and were better for one’s health. What more could one possibly ask? ... especially of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrong-headedly calls an air pollutant?... Read More

The Medieval Warm Period on the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau (3 Jun 2014)
According to the authors of this study, the statement of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change about the unprecedented nature of the current warming is unjustified
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War and Peace in China: The Roles of Drought and Sweet Potatoes (3 Jun 2014)
Atmospheric CO2 enrichment not only enhances plant growth and productivity, but it enables them to better tolerate the adverse effects of drought. And these phenomena likely contributed to a weakened ability of quidrought to foster civil unrest and, in the worst of circumstances, warfare, in historical China... Read More

Temperatures Rising in Wheat Fields? There’s a Cultivar for That! (4 Jun 2014)
A two-decade study out of Romania provides a glimpse of the incredible genetic potential of one of man’s most important food crops to cope with one of the most important vagaries of nature... Read More

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