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Between 200 and 300 million years ago, long before there were
any reptiles, birds or mammals, in many parts of the world there
existed warm and human climatic conditions. These conditions favored
the growth of huge tropical ferns and giant trees, which grew
and died in vast swamp areas. The dead plants fell into the boggy
waters, which tended to exclude oxygen and bacteria, so that they
only partially decomposed to produce a peat-like material. This
fossilized plant debris was the beginning of coal, but only the
Geological Society of America - includes earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.
Science: Earth Sciences: Geology and Geophysics.
Regulation: The science of coal creation is regulated primarily by peer review of association memberships, research grants, and publication in scientific journals.
Energy Information Administration (home page)
International Journal of Coal Geology - highly technical but excellent. Many related Elsevier journals.
International Humic Substances Society - organization for professionals in the coal, soil, and water
sciences with interests in humic substances.
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