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Global warming led to ancient mass extinction event, scientists say – Yahoo News

According to new research, a rise of greenhouse gases 250 million years ago led to the disappearance of most life on Earth. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli spoke to Brock University geochemist Dr. Uwe Brand to find…

Big Finance Bullies Jump On The Climate Bandwagon

The 6.20 am BBC Radio 4 Business News may seem unlikely to raise blood pressure towards the red line, but to this listener, it has achieved that feat twice this year. First Aviva, then Legal & General, boasted about how they will…

Dinosaur species: ‘Everyone’s unique’

(University of Bonn) “Everyone’s unique” is a popular maxim. All people are equal, but there are of course individual differences. This was no different with dinosaurs. A study by researchers at the University of Bonn and the Dinosaur Museum Frick in Switzerland has now revealed that the variability of Plateosaurus trossingensis was much greater than previously assumed. The paleontologists examined a total of 14 complete skulls of this species, eight of which they described for the first time.

Fossils may hold clues to climate change, says BGSU paleobiologist – Newswise

Newswise — A Bowling Green State University paleobiologist‘s research into the life and death of an ancient mollusk might uncover clues about the next global warming event on Earth. Dr. Margaret “Peg” Yacobucci, a BGSU geology professor in the School of Earth, Environment…

New fossil discovery illuminates the lives of the earliest primates

(Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY) A new fossil discovery is central to primate ancestry and adds to our understanding of how life on land recovered after the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago that wiped out all dinosaurs, except for birds. This study was documented in a paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

Scientists describe earliest primate fossils

(University of Washington) A new study published Feb. 24, 2021 in the journal Royal Society Open Science documents the earliest-known fossil evidence of primates. These creatures lived less than 150,000 years after the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction event that killed off non-avian dinosaurs and saw the rise of mammals.

Animal evolution — glimpses of ancient environments

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Zoologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich report the discovery of a trove of fossil fly larvae, and an intriguing caterpillar, encapsulated in samples of amber that are tens of millions of years old.