Posts Tagged ‘Extinctions’

Exploring gigantic volcanic eruptions that caused worldwide mass extinctions

A new article confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces — massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly high volumes of lava and triggered environmental catastrophes and mass extinctions from 170 to 90 million…

Was the Great Dying of the Permian era as bad as claimed?

No, says paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Steven Stanley of the University of Hawaii, arguing that the extinction rate was closer to 81% than 96%. From Phys.org: The Permian-Triassic mass extinction lasted for approximately 60,000 years, and was undoubtedly a tough time for the creatures that lived back then—prior research has suggested that there was an […]

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