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After Long-ago Mass Extinction, Global Warming Hindered Species' Recovery


November 5, 2012

image of the ocean floor Researchers have discovered why plants and animals had a hard time recovering from the largest mass extinction in Earth's history 250 million years ago. The reason: Global warming. Full Story

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