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Extreme Climate Change Linked to Early Animal Evolution
September 26, 2012
An international team of scientists, including geochemists from the University of California, Riverside, has uncovered new evidence linking extreme climate change, oxygen rise and early animal evolution. Their work provides the first real evidence for a long speculated change in oxygen levels in the aftermath of the most severe climatic event in Earth's history--one of the so-called "Snowball Earth" glaciations.
University of California, Riverside
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