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Fossilized Pollen Reveals Climate History of Northern Antarctica


June 27, 2011

a grain of fossilized pollen A painstaking examination of the first direct and detailed climate record from the continental shelves surrounding Antarctica reveals that the last remnant of Antarctic vegetation existed 12 million years ago. The research, which was led by researchers at Rice University and Louisiana State University, appears online this week and will be featured on the cover of the July 12 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Full Story

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