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Twist in the story of volcanism and mass extinctions

February 11, 2020 - General

An emerging scientific consensus is that gases — in particular carbon gases — released by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago contributed to some of Earth’s greatest mass extinctions. But new research at The City College of New York suggests that that’s not the entire story.

The Siberian Traps, the scene of ancient volcanic eruptions 252 million years ago that led to a massive extinction
of life on Earth. CCNY researchers…

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