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The human population on Earth reached its maximum with the end of the last zoo

2430 AD by Isaac Asimov. It's been published in a few collections and anthologies,but you probably saw it in Buy Jupiter and Other Stories, which has been published in English and French. From the ...
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Very old horror short story about a dead man waking up

"Pillar of Fire", a 1948 novelette by Ray Bradbury, available at Project Gutenberg. You may have read it in one of these compilations. It was also the answer to the old questions A short ...
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A short story where all humans deliberately evacuate Earth to allow its ecology to recover

This is indeed a story by Isaac Asimov, "The Last Shuttle", first published in 1981 and collected in The Winds of Change and Other Stories in 1983. The last sentences are Earth was returned ...
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