Saturday, 8 December 2012

Volcanoes, Not Meteorite, Killed Dinosaurs?

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New research argues that volcanic activity from the Deccan Traps in India, not a meteorite impact, killed the dinosaurs.
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updated 12/7/2012 12:58:15 PM ET
 
Volcanic activity in modern-day India, not an asteroid, may have killed the dinosaurs, according to a new study. 

Tens of thousands of years of lava flow from the Deccan Traps, a volcanic region near Mumbai in present-day India, may have spewed poisonous levels of sulfur and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and caused the mass extinction through the resulting global warming and ocean acidification, the research suggests.

More - Link >>> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50119631/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UMOyglF5Fic

Sources: LiveScience.com , NBC News.

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