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Mega-Eruptions Drove the Mother of Mass Extinctions

Science  20 Dec 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6165, pp. 1424
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6165.1424

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Summary

After 20 years of trying, researchers have finally convicted massive volcanic eruptions in Siberia as the culprit in the greatest of all mass extinctions, one that destroyed 90% of marine species on the planet.