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In what would be a world first, the government of President Emmanuel Macron wants to phase out all oil and gas exploration and production in France and its overseas territories by 2040. Sounds dramatic, but the EU nation has very little to lose as it sets its sights on a greener future.

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What was life really like here on planet Earth before animals were big enough to leave fossils behind? How did living things turn from dinky capsules of genetic material into the intelligent, complex organisms that do things like fart and type curse words into posts on the internet? Scientists think they have found the answer... in algae steroids.

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We're only a few days into the Trump era and it's becoming painfully clear that the new US president is mobilising for a war on science. This situation is eerily reminiscent of attempts to suppress science in Canada during Stephen Harper's tenure as Prime Minister, from 2006 to 2015. Here's what Canadians say American scientists and concerned citizens should expect in the next four years -- and what they can do to fight back.

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Exxon Mobile was ordered to turn over 40 years of documents on Wednesday showing the company's views on and knowledge of climate change. The ruling was made by a Massachusetts judge in an investigation led by the state's attorney general Maura Healy, who is working to determine how much the company knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change, and also to determine whether Exxon intentionally hid or suppressed information from the public and investors.

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An estimated 20 billion barrels of oil valued at up to $US900 billion ($1.2 trillion) has been discovered in a West Texan shale formation, the US Geological Survey announced this week. Three times the size of the Bakken oilfields in North Dakota, it could be the largest such deposit ever assessed in the United States.

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The catastrophic methane gas leak outside of Los Angeles has forced local energy companies to revisit their antiquated strategies for storing and transporting natural gas. But there's a big and potentially more disastrous problem lurking beneath LA's surface, according to a new video from Vice. The city is literally one giant oil field, and it's been slowly releasing carcinogens into the air for decades.