Rice genetically engineered to resist heat waves can also produce up to 20% more grain

From Science Mag By Erik Stokstad Apr. 21, 2020 , 1:10 PM … “This is exciting news,” says Maria Ermakova of Australian National University, who works on improving photosynthesis. The…

Precipitation will be essential for plants to counteract global warming

New study first to demonstrate that the balance between soil water and energy input into an ecosystem determines whether its plant growth is limited by precipitation or by temperature Columbia…

Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants

Phytochrome foci have different behaviors at different temperatures and types of light University of California – Riverside A protein called phytochrome B, which can sense light and temperature, triggers plant…

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

Bacteria on nanowires convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to organic building blocks University of California – Berkeley If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to…

Carbon Sequestration

Guest post by Rud Istvan, As most WUWT readers know, the issue of carbon sequestration is an important but largely IPCC undiscussed ‘anthropogenic global warming’ question. I got to thinking…

‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

From Techxplore by University of Cambridge A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide…

Earth system models underestimate carbon fixation by plants in the high latitudes

From Nature Communications. Abstract Most Earth system models agree that land will continue to store carbon due to the physiological effects of rising CO2 concentration and climatic changes favoring plant…

The Gas of Life

By Jim Goodridge  – former California State Climatologist Photosynthesis simply stated is 6CO2 + 6H2O + photons = C6H12O6+6O2. It is suggested by the relative abundances of atmospheric CO2 and…