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To shift away from fossil fuels, we need to copy plants

How to shift away from fossil fuels

Professor Doug Macfarlane writes that ‘by burning fossil fuels (the fossilised remains of ancient plants) and releasing the carbon stored within into the atmosphere, we are warming the earth, with potentially devastating consequences’. Researchers worldwide are investinging methods of turning plant material into more useful forms of fuel’. (The Conversation, 10.11.14)

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