Monday, 5 October 2015

Nearly a Third of World's Cacti Face Extinction, Says IUCN

theguardian
Cactus display at the International Peace Garden, 
Manitoba. PinP photo.
Illegal trade is causing shocking decline in plants that are vital to desert ecosystems, most comprehensive global assessment yet reveals. Details here.

'Once-In-A-Millenium' Flooding Creates 'Otherworldly Scenes' in South Carolina

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Officials warned that the historic deluge will likely worsen as climate experts discussed connections between warming planet and extreme weather. Story here.