July 31, 2011

Paleoecologists suggest mass extinction due to huge methane release

In a study published on July 22, 2011 in the journal Science, Danish scientists report that massive extinctions occurred some 250 million years ago, due to a huge release of methane gas from the ocean floor, in a scenario that they say could parallel the path of climate change on Earth today.

Sources:
PhysOrg.com
ScienceMag.org
IB Times

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