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‘We’re going after creatives that greenwash fossil fuels’: the group targeting ad agencies

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Jamie Henn, a co-founder of the climate group 350.org, had for a long time noticed a gap in climate advocacy that many had overlooked: while the fossil fuel industry pours money into ad campaigns, much of the climate ...

Harvard University will divest its $42bn endowment from all fossil fuels

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Harvard will divest itself from holdings in fossil fuels, the university’s president, Lawrence Bacow, announced late on Thursday. Harvard Management Company, which oversees the university’s vast endowment of almost $4...

The Guardian view on fossil fuels: a very long way to go

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The switching on of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage plant, in Iceland, is a glimmer of hope in a bleak climate landscape. The amount of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by this new machine wil...

Fossil fever: driving and digging on Australia’s dinosaur trail

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Picturing western Queensland as the floor of an ocean takes imagination – but it doesn’t take long to find evidence of prehistoric plenty. Guardian Australia lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman recommends this story where we...

XR protesters tell UK government: ‘stop the harm’ of fossil fuels

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Extinction Rebellion protesters rallied outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Thursday, demanding an end to investment in fossil fuels. The “stop the harm” march brought XR together wi...

‘Genetic fossil’: intact DNA from woman who lived 7,200 years ago discovered in Indonesia

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Archaeologists have discovered ancient DNA in the remains of a woman who died 7,200 years ago in Indonesia, a find that challenges what was previously known about migration of early humans. The remains, belonging to a...

Meet the tuatara, the sluggish ‘living fossil’ with the fastest sperm in the reptile world

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Tuatara – the ancient, slow-moving, “living fossil” reptiles unique to New Zealand – have surprised researchers with their fast-moving sperm. The discovery came amid a new effort by scientists to gather and preserve t...

‘Part-time adventurers’: amateur fossil hunters get record haul in Cotswolds

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When Sally and Neville Hollingworth started going stir crazy in lockdown, rather than baking bread or doing quizzes on Zoom, the amateur palaeontologists turned to Google Earth. The couple passed the time planning for...

‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report

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The G20 countries have provided more than $3.3tn (£2.4tn) in subsidies for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was sealed in 2015, a report shows, despite many committing to tackle the crisis. This backing ...

Volvo to build steel cars without fossil fuels by 2026

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Volvo plans to build cars using steel made without fossil fuels by 2026, as part of a deal that could significantly reduce the carbon emissions from manufacturing its vehicles. The Swedish carmaker and compatriot stee...

Fossil fever: driving and digging in a long lost sea on Australia’s dinosaur trail

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It did not sound like fun, breaking rocks under the tropical sun in the hope of finding fossils. But before the first swing of a geological hammer, there it was – the smooth grey arc of an ancient sea shell embedded i...

G7 nations committing billions more to fossil fuel than green energy

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The nations that make up the G7 have pumped billions of dollars more into fossil fuels than they have into clean energy since the Covid-19 pandemic, despite their promises of a green recovery. As the UK prepares to ho...

How a ranger stumbled upon one of the largest fossil finds in California history

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Imagine a California with volcanoes erupting to the east and Los Angeles buried under the Pacific Ocean. Giant camels, rhinoceros and four-tusked miniature elephants graze on a lush landscape, only to be preyed upon b...

Why is Australia building a $600m gas power plant as world experts warn against fossil fuels?

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The Morrison government says it will spend up to $600m on a new gas-fired power plant in New South Wales – the latest in a series of announcements dedicating taxpayers funds to greater fossil fuel use. Nel frattempo, il ...

Elon Musk says Tesla will no longer accept bitcoin due to fossil fuel use

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Tesla has suspended the use of bitcoin to purchase its vehicles, Elon Musk said in a tweet on Wednesday, citing concerns about the use of fossil fuel for bitcoin mining. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest digital currency,...

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