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Permian Mass Extinction May Have Happened In The Blink Of An Eye
2014-02-11 05:07:01

A research team from MIT has determined that the end-Permian extinction took place over 60,000 years — give or take 48,000 years. From a geologic perspective, that's nearly instantaneous.

Extinction Event During End Of The Permian Period Likely Due To Acid Rain
2013-11-23 05:08:21

At the end of the Permian period, approximately 250 million years ago, a mass extinction occurred that was so severe it remains the most traumatic known species die-off in Earth's history.

Earth’s Largest Extinction Event - Was It Caused By Siberian Volcanism?
2012-01-10 05:57:28

Around 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian geologic period, there was a mass extinction so severe that it remains the most traumatic known species die-off in Earth’s history.

The Cause Of Earth's Largest Environmental Catastrophe
2011-09-15 08:14:44

Siberian traps and their relation to the mass extinction 250 million years ago.

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2011-01-24 06:30:00

After a volcanic eruption that occurred around 250 million years ago almost 95 percent of all primitive life living in the ocean and 70 percent of all animals evolving on land were wiped out.

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2008-08-31 10:00:00

It was the greatest mass murder of all time - poison everywhere, billions slain - but the killers have never been positively identified.

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2006-03-09 09:00:52

Earth history has been punctuated by several mass extinctions rapidly wiping out nearly all life forms on our planet. What causes these catastrophic events?


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