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noun as in organic remains of a previous time

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Similar blackouts many years ago lead the state to transition away from fossil fuels like natural gas to renewable energy.

The amount of sea level rise depends roughly on how much fossil fuels humans burn in the coming decades causing global temperatures to spike, which eventually leads to the melting of ice in the Arctic and Antarctic and swelling of the oceans.

We know them from the fossils, footprints and tools they left behind.

The energy transition is not only about using green fuels instead of fossil fuels, and then it’s over.

These agreements offer an opportunity to push traditional and mostly fossil fuel-based power companies toward more renewable energy and could help slow the warming of the planet.

But Sanders, a representative of the Northeastern vacation state of Vermont, also opposes fossil fuel development.

And given the current glut in fossil fuels, it might even be a better economic bet to wait a few years.

By most measures, it is the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet.

They believe that companies trafficking in fossil fuels will eventually face financial problems.

The black market trade in fossils stolen from the richest Cretaceous fossil locality in the world has prompted a crackdown.

To those who are unaccustomed to view fossil remains the dimensions of some of these seem almost incredible.

The fossil record is too incomplete to reveal the time when the two tribes diverged.

From the discovery of immense fossil bones of mastodons and other extinct species.

This chapter ought not to be concluded without a short notice of that remarkable rain known to geologists as “fossil rain.”

The fossil record of the kangaroo rats is so scanty that one can but speculate on the evolutionary sequence.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fossil, such as: relic, skeleton, specimen, trace, deposit, and eolith.

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