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India Searches for Ways to Head off Extinction of its Endangered Tigers

As many as 100,000 tigers are thought to have roamed India 100 years ago. Based on a 2001 census, officials estimate there are just 3,500 tigers left, but conservation activists believe there are far fewer. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil's President Creates New Forest Reserves in Amazon

Brazil has created two new national parks in the Amazon rain forest and expanded another to preserve an environmentally sensitive region next to where the government plans to pave a major road. >> Read the Full Article

Prompt Action Urged on Pakistan Landslide Threat

Landslides present a substantial threat to survivors of last October's catastrophic earthquake in Pakistan and urgent action is needed ahead of summer rains to prevent large-scale loss of life, experts say. >> Read the Full Article

Nothing Shelled out for Beaches

President Bush's proposed budget doesn't include money to restore a single grain of sand to North Carolina's eroding coastline. Once again, getting the money comes down to lobbying Congress. >> Read the Full Article

Indian Court Orders New Panel for 'Toxic' Ship

India's Supreme Court on Monday ordered a new panel be set up to investigate whether a "toxic" French warship should be let into India to be broken for scrap, after a committee failed to make a firm recommendation. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Discover New Assassin Spiders

Researchers scouring the remote forests of the African island nation of Madagascar have found that tiny assassin spiders, grotesque-looking bugs that prey on other spiders, are more diverse than previously thought. >> Read the Full Article

Pollution Leaves Two Runners Critically Ill after Hong Kong Marathon

Twenty-two people were taken to hospital and two of them were in critical condition after taking part in Hong Kong's biggest marathon amid the worst air pollution levels in months, the government said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Starving Cattle Put Kenya Wildlife at Risk

Desperate Maasai herdsmen are driving cattle into one of Kenya's largest national parks in search of scarce water and pasture, threatening its famous wild animals and the habitat that brings the state much-needed tourist revenue. >> Read the Full Article

Shark Attacks Fall in 2005 as Humans Fight Back

Shark attacks dropped in 2005 because people are fighting back more often when threatened and the ranks of ocean predators are thinning, a University of Florida report said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Valentine Roses, Candy Go PC

The recipe for romance used to be so simple: Flowers. Chocolate. Jewelry. But if your sweetheart has a social conscience, such tokens of affection could miss the target by a mile. >> Read the Full Article