Gulls feed on food scraps collected from San Francisco restaurants and residences at Norcal Waste in Brisbane, Calif., in this March 31 photo. A new ordinance, expected to take effect this fall, requires San Francisco residents to keep food scraps and other compostable materials out of their regular trash along with regular recyclables such as paper and glass to reduce waste sent to landfills.
Iraqi boys cool down Thursday in a canal filled with waste water in Rashidiya, about 8 miles north of Baghdad.
In this photo looking east down Ninth Street from the intersection of Sunset Drive, city crews ramp up their work Thursday to revamp Ninth from Iowa to Tennessee streets. Currently Ninth Street is closed from Sunset Drive to Emery Road, forcing drivers to use side streets to get around the construction.
Prairie Park Nature Center naturalist Tasha Schultz, left, and nature education supervisor Marty Birrell prepare to vaccinate Lakota, the center’s male golden eagle. Nine of the center’s birds of prey were vaccinated Wednesday against West Nile virus, which they can get from mosquitoes. The birds are used in the center’s education program and live outdoors, where they are more susceptible than humans to mosquito bites.
Students from Missouri State University try to navigate the streets of Lawrence blindfolded as part of a certification program for teachers of the visually impaired and orientation and mobility specialists.
Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing runs to the sideline in this Oct. 11, 2008, file photo against Colorado at Memorial Stadium. Reesing, who will return as a senior this fall, is expected to lead a potent KU offense.
Former Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson skies in for a dunk during the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic as ex-Jayhawk guard Greg Gurley observes. Jackson poured in 30 points on Thursday at Free State High School.
Former KU baseball player Ryan Knippschild pitches in this 2004 file photo.