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Burning coal caused mass extinctions

Tuesday 30 Jun 20 12:00pm

The Putorana plateau, part of the Siberian Traps where eruptions set off huge coal fires. Photo: Timur V. Voronkov, Wikimedia Commons

GEOLOGISTS have linked one of the planetís most devastating events to the burning of fossil fuels, as ancient coal fires set in train a global extinction wave.

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