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Japan named ‘Fossil of the Day’ for ‘clean coal’ plans

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Coprolite (a piece of fossilized dung) of a Jurassic-era herbivorous dinosaur on display at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Japan. The coprolite was dug up in Utah, United States. Photo by Nevin Thompson. Image license: CC BY 3.0 Japan earned a “Fossil of the Day” award on November 2 in Glasgow at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) for the country’s “especially regressive” reluctance to meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions by phasing out coal-fired thermal electricity generation. The satirical Prize is awarded each day over the course of the COP conferenc…

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