Media Coverage of Permian-Triassic Extinction Study

A paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science by MIT professor of geophysics Daniel Rothman and other members of the Foundations of Complex Life team suggests the P/T extinction resulted from methane-producing archaea called Methanosarcina suddenly blooming in the oceans. The MIT News office wrote a piece on the study, which we’ve reprinted on our news feed, but the paper has also been getting a great deal of media interest worldwide. Here’s a listing with some of the coverage: