Latest Extinction event Stories
After the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history â€“ 250 million years ago â€“ algae and bacteria in the ocean rebounded so fast that they consumed virtually all the oxygen in the sea.
Researchers use a ground-breaking technique that reveals a relationship between cooler temperatures and Earth's second largest mass extinction, which occurred about 450 million years ago.
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered new details supporting the idea that mass extinction is linked to a cooling climate.
A massive new fossil site discovered in southwestern China marks the first discovery of a complete ecosystem which recovered following a mass extinction.
Australian marine scientists have expressed disquiet over the continued worldwide spread of large, dead zones in the ocean.
The meters-long, carnivorous "shrimp" from hell that once ruled the seas of Earth a half billion years ago may have been a real softy, it turns out.
A mass extinction of fish 360 million years ago hit the reset button on Earth's life, setting the stage for modern vertebrate biodiversity.
Deep under the Mediterranean Sea small animals have been discovered that live their entire lives without oxygen and surrounded by 'poisonous' sulphides.
Volcanic activity more than 200 million years ago may have helped dinosaurs become and remain the world's dominant species by causing the mass extinction of rivals, researchers claim in a recent study.
A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has developed a detailed and dynamic three-dimensional model of Earth's early ocean chemistry that can significantly advance our understanding of how early animal life evolved on the planet.
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