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Tiny Bugs May Have Caused Earth's Biggest Extinction

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 04.01.2014 | Science

A microbial feeding frenzy may have fueled the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history, new research suggests. The findings suggest that bacteri...

Brutal 'Extinction Event' Affected Earth For HOW Long?

Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/27/2012 11:24 PM EDT on LiveScience Whatever ultimately wiped more than 90 percent of...

Study Details World's Biggest Mass Extinction

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- During the world's biggest mass extinction, Earth seemed pretty close to a description of hell – fiery, smoky and explosive &ndash...

Coal Fires May Have Caused Biggest Mass Extinction Ever

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

250 million years ago was not a fun time to live on earth. Studies now suggest that around this time, volcanic eruptions sparked coal fires that may h...