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Anoxia no longer suspected to be main cause of extinction According to many scientists, our species is currently entering the sixth mass extinction — the one that we alone have caused. University of Ottawa professor André Desrochers re-examined the cause of the first major mass extinction (late Ordovician mass extinction) to hopefully gain insight into …

Researchers from the University of Ottawa and University of Strasbourg in France have rewritten the story on the second-largest mass extinction in Earth’s history, an event that wiped out about 85 per cent of life on Earth at the time.