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Study Tracks Carbon Dioxide at End of Last Ice Age

May 10, 2007

News thumbnail Scientists have traced the origin of a large carbon dioxide increase in Earth's atmosphere at the end of the last ice age, via two ancient releases that originated in the deepest parts of the ocean. Full Story

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