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Growth, Death, and Climate Featured in Salt Lake City

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Science  07 Nov 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5340, pp. 1017-1018
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5340.1017

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SALT LAKE CITY-- More than 5600 geologists and paleontologists gathered here from 20 to 23 October for the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. Change over geologic time figured in several highlights from the meeting: evolutionary change 250 million years ago in the world's greatest mass extinction, climate change in the warm intervals between glacial epochs, and size change among mammals of the past 80 million years.