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Fossil fuel(s)

Similar term(s): fossil-fueled.

Definition:

A general term for buried combustible geologic deposits of organic materials, formed from decayed plants and animals that have been converted to crude oil, coal, natural gas, or heavy oils by exposure to heat and pressure in the Earth's crust over hundreds of millions of years.

Source: US EPA Glossary of Climate Change terms 

Related words:

Biofuels

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Climate Change 2007 Update:

GreenFacts Summary on Forests & Energy:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Fossile(r) Brennstoff(e)
Español: Combustible Fósil
Français: Combustible(s) fossile(s)
Nederlands: Fossiele brandstof(fen)

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