A man cuts down a tree last week in the monarch butterfly reserve near Ocampo, Mexico. After decades of trying to stop logging in Mexico’s monarch butterfly reserve, biologists and park workers are having to cut down thousands of fir trees themselves, to combat an unprecedented infestation of bark beetles they say may have been unleashed by climate change.
Mark Aoki, 16, a junior at Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, says he’s looking forward to having Fridays off, but he knows it could have a detrimental effect on his education.
Items featuring the image of late Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong and U.S. President Barack Obama dressed in a communist Cultural Revolution-era military uniform are on sale Monday at a shop in Beijing. Obama is due to visit China next month.
Job seekers join a line of hundreds of people at a job fair sponsored by Monster.com in New York in this March 5 file photo. Even with an economic revival, many U.S. jobs lost during the recession may be gone forever and a weak employment market could linger for years.
Brianna Beets, 3, rides with her grandmother Kim Neis, Eudora, at the Leavenworth County Fair. Brianna is the daughter of Jim and Kelly Beets, Tonganoxie, who submitted the picture.
New York’s Derek Jeter, right, runs off the field as the Los Angeles Angels celebrate after the 11th inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The Angels beat the Yankees, 5-4, on Monday in Anaheim Calif., to cut the Yankees’ ALCS lead to 2-1.
Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, bottom, re-injured his shoulder after being sacked by Texas cornerback Aaron Williams on Saturday. Bradford will undergo season-ending surgery and will enter the NFL draft.
Kansas University’s School of Music is organizing an “Iron Chef”-style competition for composition students such as Jeremiah Li, pictured above. A performance from the event will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Crews for R.D. Johnson Co. Inc, continue work Oct. 19 on the $2.63 million project to rebuild the intersection of North Second and Locust streets. When the project started at the end of July officials were confident that northbound traffic would be flowing again by December. Now Kansas Department of Transportation officials are saying the intersection won’t be open by Jan. 1.
A Zebra Mussel that was found in the Kansas River is shown with a dime. Several thousand of these mussels have been found in the river. The species’ rapid reproduction and colonization already force municipalities, utilities and other industrial operations nationwide to spend $1 billion a year on control efforts.
As temperatures climbed into the 70s Monday, people like Aaron Fleming, a Kansas University senior from Beloit, took to the outdoors. Fleming played Hacky Sack on campus under a glowing oak.
Sonny Scroggins of Topeka on Monday protested a You Tube video by state Rep. Bill Otto, R-LeRoy. Scroggins and Democratic leaders said the video was racist. Otto has denied the charge.