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Huge and Widespread Volcanic Eruptions Triggered the End-Triassic Extinction


March 21, 2013

ancient rocks in Hartford Basin, Conn. Some 200 million years ago, an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide caused acidification of the oceans and global warming that killed off 76 percent of the marine and terrestrial species on Earth. Full Story

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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