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Mission to gather petrified Antarctic plants could help predict future of flora on warming Earth

A team of investigators from the University of Kansas currently is stationed at Antarctica's Shackleton Glacier to collect the remains of plants that once thrived there during the boundary between the Permian and Triassic periods.
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