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Extinction

2015  R  1:53 Horror Zombies Matthew Fox Jeffery Donovan

Three survivors in a future viral holocaust have managed to stay hidden for a decade while the humans, who have all turned to hideous monstrous mutants infesting the earth have frozen to death. 190 more words

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Cash-strapped Zimbabwe sells off its wildlife to cope with drought — Quartz

Zimbabwe’s national parks put its wildlife up for sale on Tuesday in a bid to save the animals from a devastating drought, Reuters reported. Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said potential buyers “with the capacity to acquire and manage wildlife” and the requisite land to house the animals should get in touch.

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Endangered Species

Incredible heat could make whole swaths of North Africa and the Middle East uninhabitable within a few decades — Quartz

The Middle East and North Africa are already some of the hottest places on Earth. In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia daily high temperatures can exceed 40°C (104°F) for the entire summer.

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Conservation

No, spotting a Rhino wasn’t so thrilling after all!

It is a matter of great chance, persistence, fortitude and patience that goes into spotting an elusive tiger. Numbered around 3000 in India, each tiger occupies an area it calls home, often spanning more than 40 sq kms. 878 more words

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Extinction by Thomas Bernhard - a quick review

Yesterday I finished reading Extinction by Thomas Bernhard. The novel took about two weeks for me to read and during that time I have taken the train to Armadale, walked about 100km on the Bibbulmun track and traveled around north east Bali. 1,663 more words

James Quinton

The Poweshiek Skipperling

Consider the Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek). Most people don’t. It has few Facebook friends or people crying out to ‘Save the Skipperling’. Yet the skipperling is now one of the most rapidly declining animals in North America…skipperlings appear to have blinked out from 96 per cent of their prairie sites in a range stretching from Manitoba to Michigan. 207 more words

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