Volcanism is Sometimes Like Food Poisoning
When a volcano blows, the Earth spews forth unstable material. New research suggests a significant pulse of volatile carbon was released from the Earth’s mantle around 500 million years ago.
But why? The answer sheds light on a series of events that led to major changes in the carbon cycle that gave rise to the Cambrian explosion.
Check out the new study—a collaboration between Michigan Tech, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and ETH Zurich—in our Michigan Tech news feed.