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The Latest Permian Mass Extinction (LPME) was the largest extinction in Earth's history to date, killing between 80-90 per cent of life on the planet, though finding definitive evidence for what caused the dramatic changes in climate has eluded experts.
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A landmark study has revealed that dinosaurs dominated the world right up until a deadly asteroid hit the earth, leading to their mass extinction, some 66 million years ago.
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Rapid changes in marine oxygen levels may have played a significant role in driving Earth's first mass extinction, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers.
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The evolution of tree roots may have triggered a series of mass extinctions that rocked the Earth's oceans during the Devonian Period over 300 million years ago, according to a study led by scientists at IUPUI, along with colleagues in the United Kingdom.
The earliest morphological traces of life on Earth are often highly controversial, both because non-biological processes can produce relatively similar structures and because such fossils have often been subjected to advanced alteration and metamorphism. Stromatolites, layered organo-sedimen
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Washington [US], September 14 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on the timing and likely cause of major volcanic events that occurred millions of years ago and caused such climatic and biological upheaval that they drove some of the most devastating extinction events in Earth's history.
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Arkansas [US], August 27 (ANI): The frequency of fish die-offs, or mass mortality events, has increased as the planet's climate has warmed. These die-offs can have serious consequences for ecosystem function, endanger existing fish populations, and reduce global food supply. And the frequenc
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Washington [US], August 14 (ANI): A new study of ancient mass extinction suggests that ancient high latitudes, to which early dinosaurs were largely relegated, regularly froze over, and that the creatures adapted an apparent key to their later dominance.
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Tohuku Region [Japan], July 23 (ANI): Research conducted at Tohuku University have found evidence pointing to a relationship between the magnitude of mass extinctions and global temperature changes in geologic times.
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Bristol [UK], July 19 (ANI): Burrowing animals were among the first to recover after the end-Permian mass extinction, according to researchers investigating ancient sea bed traces and burrows.
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Washington [US], July 4 (ANI): A new study of ancient mass extinction suggests that ancient high latitudes, to which early dinosaurs were largely relegated, regularly froze over, and that the creatures adapted an apparent key to their later dominance.
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Washington [US], June 29 (ANI): National Broadcasting Company (NBC) has ordered eight episodes of 'Surviving Earth,' an unscripted series about how life not only survived but thrived during the catastrophic events of the prehistoric era. The series aims to find the lessons that can be learne