Life Exploded on Earth After Slow Rise of Oxygen

London UK (SPX) Dec 18, 2015

It took 100 million years for oxygen levels in the oceans and atmosphere to increase to the level that allowed the explosion of animal life on Earth about 600 million years ago, according to a UCL-led study funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.

Before now it was not known how quickly Earth’s oceans and atmosphere became oxygenated and if animal life expanded before or after o —> Read More