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Extreme Climate Change Linked to Early Animal Evolution


September 26, 2012

exposures of the Doushantuo Formation 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. Full Story

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