Warm Snap Turned Antarctica Green Around the Edges

National Geographic: An unexpectedly warm period about 15 million years ago temporarily thawed Antarctica, turning the continent green around its edges, a new study says. Antarctica developed its ice sheets about 34 million years ago. But during the more recent warm period, the interior landscape would've resembled tundra found in parts of modern-day Chile and New Zealand, and the coasts would've been lined with beeches and a type of conifer. The surprising evidence comes from "abundant" remains of leaf waxes in......

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