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We’re planning mass school strikes across the world to protest climate inaction

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School and university students all over the world are planning to take school strikes one step further and occupy our campuses to demand the end of the fossil economy. Taking a lesson from student activists in the 196...

Jawbone found in Spain could be oldest European human fossil

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A jawbone fragment discovered in northern Spain last month could be the oldest known fossil of a human ancestor found to date in Europe, Spanish paleontologists said on Friday. The researchers said the fossil found at...

‘Amazing development’: fossil finds show how panda’s false thumb evolved

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Ancient fossils discovered in China have helped researchers get a grip on the enduring mystery of the panda’s false thumb. Modern giant pandas sport a thumb-like sixth digit on their wrists, which scientists believe w...

Fracking firms could share in UK fossil fuel tax breaks worth billions

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Fracking companies are likely to be eligible for tax breaks, potentially worth billions, that the government is extending to oil and gas companies to encourage new exploration of fossil fuel resources. Combined with h...

People in US and UK face huge financial hit if fossil fuels lose value, study shows

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Individuals in rich countries face huge financial losses if climate action slashes the value of fossil fuel assets, a study shows, despite many oil and gas fields being in other countries. The researchers estimated th...

Ban on new gas connections will help transition Victoria away from fossil fuels, inquiry finds

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A Victorian parliamentary committee has recommended the Andrews government consider a ban on gas connections in new homes to help accelerate the state’s transition to renewables. It also urged Victoria to commit to a ...

Fossil fuels v our future: young Montanans wage historic climate fight

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When Grace Gibson-Snyder was 13, she launched an independent project in her home town of Missoula, Montana, to encourage restaurants not to use single-use plastic containers. She found that youth activism enabled her ...

It’s over for fossil fuels: IPCC spells out what’s needed to avert climate disaster

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Thirty months: that is the very short time the world now has for global greenhouse gas emissions to finally start to fall. If not, we will miss the chance to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. The conclusi...

Coalition tries for third time to let renewable energy agency fund technologies using fossil fuels

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The Morrison government has launched a third attempt to change the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) to allow it to fund a broader range of technologies, including some using fossil fuels. The Senate has twic...

Russian and Ukrainian activists call for European embargo on Russian fossil fuels

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Russian and Ukrainian environmental activists have made a joint call for a European embargo on Russian oil, gas and coal, as children and young people prepare to take part in the latest wave of climate crisis school s...

Joe Biden is a fossil: 328m-year-old vampire squid named after president

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A newly discovered fossilized vampire squid has been named after the US president, Joe Biden, a team of paleontologists has announced. The Syllipsimopodi bideni, which has been described as an “incredibly rare” fossil...

‘This is a fossil fuel war’: Ukraine’s top climate scientist speaks out

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For Svitlana Krakovska, Ukraine’s leading climate scientist, it was meant to be the week where eight years of work culminated in a landmark UN report exposing the havoc the climate crisis is causing the world. But the...

Angus Taylor attacks Beetaloo Basin activists and says Australia right to expand fossil fuels

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The Australian energy minister, Angus Taylor, has criticised “activists” for opposing new oil and gas development in the Beetaloo Basin, declaring European nations are now regretting not pursuing a “gas-fired recovery...

BP has ambitious plans to move beyond fossil fuels – but are they enough?

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When BP revealed this week that bumper profits had reached an eight-year high, helped by the same soaring gas prices that have fuelled a national cost of living crisis, it had a political sweetener already prepared. T...

Huge ‘sea dragon’ named one of UK’s greatest fossil finds

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A gigantic prehistoric “sea dragon” discovered in the Midlands has been described as one of the greatest finds in the history of British palaeontology. The ichthyosaur, which is about 180m years old with a skeleton me...

Fossil hunter Richard Leakey who showed humans evolved in Africa dies at 77

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The celebrated Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter Richard Leakey, whose groundbreaking discoveries helped prove that humankind evolved in Africa, has died aged 77. The president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, announc...

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