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Origin of fossil
OTHER WORDS FROM fossilfos·sil·like, adjectivesub·fos·sil, noun
Words nearby fossil
Example sentences from the Web for fossil
Similar blackouts many years ago lead the state to transition away from fossil fuels like natural gas to renewable energy.Environment Report: Real Estate Sellers Aren’t Required to Disclose Sea Level Rise Risk|MacKenzie Elmer|August 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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.Nobody’s Talking About the Sports Arena Flood Zone|MacKenzie Elmer|August 19, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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.Environment Report: One Way to Force Companies to Emit Less Carbon|MacKenzie Elmer|August 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
And given the current glut in fossil fuels, it might even be a better economic bet to wait a few years.
They believe that companies trafficking in fossil fuels will eventually face financial problems.
Under Mongolian law, any fossil specimen found in the Gobi Desert must stay in the possession of a Mongolian institution.Stopping the Million-Dollar Fossil Thieves: Illegal Trade Meets World of Insatiable Research|Scott Bixby|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when it comes to energy, divestment from coal or fossil fuels is much more symbolic—and not very meaningful.
Divestment may an appealing short-term action for people concerned with the effects of coal and fossil fuels on the environment.
That its distinction is justifiable appears to be shown by the discovery in the same region of a fossil species, L. luganensis.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
It has been variously supposed to be a vegetable gum, a fossil, and an animal product.The Reason Why|Anonymous
Slieve League is capped by the remnants of outlying beds of lower carboniferous age, conglomerates, with fossil plant remains.Climbing in The British Isles, Vol. II|W. P. Haskett Smith
I shall write next from the fossil locality, which is said to be about forty miles from this.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
In one of the many ravines examined, sandstone strata were discovered, in one of which there was a narrow seam of fossil plants.The Romance of Polar Exploration|G. Firth Scott
British Dictionary definitions for fossil
- a relic, remnant, or representation of an organism that existed in a past geological age, or of the activity of such an organism, occurring in the form of mineralized bones, shells, etc, as casts, impressions, and moulds, and as frozen perfectly preserved organisms
- (as modifier)fossil insects
- a person, idea, thing, etc, that is outdated or incapable of change
- (as modifier)fossil politicians
Word Origin for fossil
Scientific definitions for fossil
Other words from fossilfossilize verb
Cultural definitions for fossil
The evidence in rock of the presence of a plant or an animal from an earlier geological period. Fossils are formed when minerals in groundwater replace materials in bones and tissue, creating a replica in stone of the original organism or of their tracks. The study of fossils is the domain of paleontology. The oldest fossils (of bacteria) are 3.8 billion years old.