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"Apocalypse Seed" is also a great band name.

Piece of advice: When the bitter mistral of apocalypse sweeps the land and rapacious mutants crawl the deadlands and you're chewing boot leather in a rusted-out hulk of an SUV because you haven't eaten in four days, you might wish you'd known this guy at the University of Arizona who's establishing The Apocalypse Emergency Farm, made largely of seeds of Southwest plants:

A University of Arizona scientist has taken out an apocalypse insurance policy on 74 species of desert legume by storing a collection of seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a vast underground collection of seeds located on a remote island off the coast of Norway. Part of the purpose of the Seed Vault is to safeguard about a half million seed samples from a catastrophic event, and now includes 74 species from the Desert Legume Program, part of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Let's hope the teleportational skyrail to Norway is still working.

As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.