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Less than 30 Chinese Tigers Left in Wild, According to Xinhua News Agency

South China tigers, among the rarest of the five remaining tiger subspecies, are on the verge of extinction in the wild with less than 30 remaining, Xinhua news agency said on Friday, citing a recent survey. >> Read the Full Article

NASA to Donate Satellite Data to Aid Endangered Species

While NASA is best known for putting a man on the moon, the U.S. space agency will now help keep plant and animal species on Earth. >> Read the Full Article

Vietnam, Laos Agree to Cross-Border Wildlife Protection

Vietnam and Laos signed an agreement Friday to promote wildlife protection along their border, especially in vital areas where endangered species are in peril. >> Read the Full Article

Sierra National Forest Plan Approved with Minor Changes

The U.S. Forest Service approved a sweeping plan Thursday to manage 11.5 million acres of national forest land across the Sierra Nevada, renewing debate on how best to prevent wildfires like those that devastated Southern California a year ago. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Propose $2 Billion Plan to Protect Seasonal Pools

They are puny, peculiar and strictly part-time -- the plants and animals that populate shallow ponds across California and southern Oregon, coming to life each winter and disappearing in summer. But with development drying up these vernal pools, they're also endangered. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists in 17 Nations to Study Fish

Scientists in 17 countries will scout waterways to locate and study the world's largest freshwater fish species, many of which are declining in numbers, hoping to learn how to better protect them, researchers announced Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Encouraging Use of Seven Chemicals to Replace More Dangerous Ones

The Environmental Protection Agency is lowering regulatory barriers to encourage broader commercial use of seven chemicals that previously were considered toxic, smog-forming or hazardous. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists See Hope amid Coral Doom and Gloom

Even though nearly two thirds of coral reefs are now officially endangered, some are bouncing back despite warmer oceans and pollution, giving hope the marine marvels are not completely doomed, scientists said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Report on Hydrogen-Fuel Pollution Takes Aim at California Governor's Plans

A report issued Thursday by a Libertarian think tank seeks to debunk Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plans for a "hydrogen highway," by claiming hydrogen-fueled vehicles will make little difference in reducing harmful emissions. >> Read the Full Article

BP Exploration in Alaska Plans Big Projects for Next Decade

BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. plans to spend more than $10 billion on capital projects over the next decade, a company executive said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article