Paleontologists debunk fossil thought to be missing link between lizards and first snakes

Journal Reference: Michael W. Caldwell, Tiago R. Simões, Alessandro Palci, Fernando F. Garberoglio, Robert R. Reisz, Michael S. Y. Lee, Randall L. Nydam. Tetrapodophis amplectus is not a snake: re-assessment of the osteology, phylogeny and functional morphology of an Early Cretaceous dolichosaurid lizard. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2021.1983044 “It has long been … Read more

COP26, day 11: States’ commitments “ring hollow” without an exit from fossil fuels, according to the UN chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks on the eleventh day of COP26, November 11, 2021, in Glasgow. ALASTAIR GRANT / AP Find every day, at the end of the day, the highlights of the 26e Conference of the Parties [COP] for the climate of the United Nations, which is held until 12 November in Glasgow … Read more

COP26: “The extraction of fossil fuels and the subsidies granted to them remain unthinkable in the climate negotiations”

Tribune. Is it possible to contain global warming below 1.5 ° C or 2 ° C without ever blacklisting fossil fuels, which are the source of nearly 90% of global CO2 emissions?2 ? No. Yet this is what international climate negotiations have been doing for nearly thirty years. As if the States had agreed to … Read more

COP26: an alliance to put an end to international funding in fossil fuels

Delegates gather on the fifth day of the 26th Climate Conference, in Glasgow, on November 4, 2021, where the topic of global CO2 emissions, mainly caused by fossil fuels, is discussed. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP The announcement is important: twenty countries and five public banks, including major fossil fuel funders such as the United States, … Read more

Stop financing fossil fuels abroad: why France is not one of the signatories

Near a coal mine in Jharkhand state, India on September 24, 2021. ALTAF QADRI / AP A “Historic announcement”, a “Not major”, the “New bar of ambition”. Many observers were full of praise, Thursday, November 4, after the commitment made by twenty countries and five development banks, at COP26 in Glasgow, to end foreign funding … Read more

COP26, day 4: several commitments on fossil fuels, the main causes of global warming

Find every day at the end of the day the highlights of the 26e United Nations Climate Conference, to be held until November 12, as well as insights from journalists from the World. What you must remember : An agreement to accelerate the exit of coal Forty countries pledged, Thursday, November 4, to abandon coal … Read more

Fossil dental exams reveal how tusks first evolved and why they are unique only to mammals

Fossil dental exams reveal how tusks first evolved and why they are unique only to mammals – NovLink Home Mash N Fossil dental exams reveal how tusks first evolved and why they are unique only to mammals We wish to say thanks to the author of this short article for this outstanding material Fossil dental … Read more

“The world is still thirsty for fossil oil”

Saudi Aramco factory in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), November 24, 2020. FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP “Let’s stop treating the planet like a toilet!” “, prevailed Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, opening the debates of the Glasgow climate conference, COP26, this Monday 1is September. For him, it is enough to burn, dig and drill … Read more