Endangered northern Amur tigers have received a boost to their protection through the creation of a new national park in Khabarovsk province, located in the Russian Far East. Tiger habitats in the Russian Far East face extreme pressures from uncontrolled logging, construction and wildfires.
cagnol writes "The Washington Post reports that Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has announced the launch of a new open-source search engine, Wikia Search, on January 7th, 2008. The project will allow the community to help rank search results, in a model close to Wikipedia. However the company is a for-profit organization. This new search is supposed to challenge Google and Yahoo."
The Bush administration is facing questions from weapons experts about whether some equipment — newly authorized for export to Chinese companies — could instead end up helping China modernize its military.