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Dinosaur Farts May Have Caused Global Warming

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May 8, 2012
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Dinosaurs could have released enough methane gas to warm the prehistoric Earth, researchers in the United Kingdom say. According to scientists, the gassy emissions fromSauropods, which are large plant-eating dinosaurs, would have been equal to the greenhouse gases currently produced by natural and man-made sources. Patrick Jones has more on the study.


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