News tagged with fossil

Taming oceans for 24/7 power

Fossil fuels propelled the Industrial Revolution and subsequent technological advances. However, our future cannot be based on them, if only because they are a finite resource; and we are very close to exhausting them.

dateMar 03, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Fossil of oldest known land-dweller identified

The earliest example of an organism living on land – an early type of fungus – has been identified. The organism, from 440 million years ago, likely kick-started the process of rot and soil formation, which encouraged ...

dateMar 02, 2016 in Biotechnology
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New climate study argues for carbon fee

A new study reports that current rising temperatures already noticeably load the 'climate dice', with growing practical impacts. As a bottom line, the lead author, Dr James Hansen, argues that a carbon fee is needed to spur ...

dateMar 01, 2016 in Environment
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