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A Permian lagerstätte from Antarctica.

A lagerstätte (German for ‘storage place’) is a site exhibiting an extraordinary preservation of life forms from a particular era. The term was originally coined by Adolf Seilacher in 1970.  442 more words

Noble Buys Rosetta for $2.1 Billion to Gain Texas Shale - Bloomberg Business

Noble Energy Inc. agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources Inc. for $2.1 billion in stock, giving the natural gas and oil producer a position in two of the largest areas of shale production in Texas.Noble will also assume Rosetta’s net debt of $1.8 billion, the companies said in a statement on Monday. 107 more words

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Mid-Permian extinction of animals, new study

This 2013 video says about itself:

Animal Armageddon The Great Dying – Episode 5

The Permian-Triassic extinction event, informally known as the Great Dying, was an extinction event that occurred 252 million years ago, forming the boundary between the…

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Shale oil boom goes bust as expected production dips for first time in years

The U.S. shale oil boom that powered the country’s highest crude oil production levels in decades appears to be slowing down due, in part, to a glut of supplies. 282 more words


Ocean acidification and the end-Permian mass extinction

About one third of the carbon dioxide released by anthropogenic activity is absorbed by the oceans. But the CO2 uptake lowers the pH and alters the chemical balance of the oceans. 636 more words

Asteroids and Extinctions

Earlier this month (March 2015) researchers from the Australian National University’s Archaeology and Anthropology Department announced the discovery of the largest ever asteroid impact site. The site itself is 400km wide and evidence suggests that it was formed when a gigantic asteroid split into two shortly before hitting the Earth’s surface. 1,144 more words


In Memoriam, Paleozoic

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, wrote his poem “In Memoriam AHH,” in response to the death of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam. Several cantos consider the bleak lessons of paleontology – not just the myriads of deaths, but the specter of extinction. 472 more words