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Largest Extinction Explained By Volcanic Eruption

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Indonesia's Mount Merapi Erupts For A Second Time In Three Days
(Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

It must have been one hell of an eruption.

About 250 million years ago, hundreds of millions of years before the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the planet, 95 percent of the primitive life developing in the sea was wiped out — and 70 percent of the critters evolving on the Earth’s surface. And no one knew why — until now.

Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered evidence suggesting that massive volcanic eruptions at the time burnt significant volumes of coal, producing choking clouds of ash and dust that had broad impact on global oceans, and may explain the massive devastation, an event known as the Permian extinction.

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