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Feral camels in the Australian outback are reviled as pests. Yet they thrive, totaling some one million strong.
How did they go from historic helper to overbearing invader? As usual, numbers make the difference.
The deserts of the Australian outback are a notoriously inhospitable environment where few species can survive - but camels can. The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) prospers where others perish, eating 80% of native plant species and obtaining much of their water through
Nathaniel Frank in Slate (Photo by Kimberly White/Reuters): “This is how a revolution begins,” commences Jo Becker, a Pulitzer Prize-winningNew York Times reporter, in her new book, explaining that the gay marriage movement had “languished in obscurity” until 2008, when...