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2010-08-05 06:20:00

Deforestation in Eastern Europe’s Puszcza Bialowieska is threatening the area’s flora and fauna, warned Polish environmentalists on Wednesday.

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2009-08-04 13:20:00

New research has found that the European bison, Europe’s heaviest surviving land animal, is still in danger of extinction, despite heroic conservation efforts.

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2009-02-26 14:13:41

The future existence of bison in Europe relies on a handful of closely related captive animals, which scientists fear could leave them vulnerable to certain illnesses due to weak genetic diversity.


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taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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