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Breathing? You Have Volcanoes, Tectonics, and Bacteria to Thank

Breathing Earth’s breathable atmosphere is the key to life, and a new study suggests that the first burst of oxygen was added by a spate of eruptions from volcanoes brought about by tectonics. The study by geoscientists at Rice University offers a new theory to help explain the appearance of significant concentrations of oxygen in ...

Troy Oakes

Earth's atmosphere.