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Protected Canadian lake chosen as reference point for start of Anthropocene Era

Geologists have selected a lake in Canada as the best site to mark the start of a new epoch dominated by humanity’s influence on Earth, known as the Anthropocene.

The announcement marks a big development in a long-running effort to declare that we have entered a new geological epoch, although there are three more votes before the site can be formally ratified by the International Union of Geological Sciences.

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