Jerry King, Spearville, director of marketing and communications at The Victory Electric Cooperative, a supporter of the proposed coal-burning plant in southwestern Kansas, left, and Dane Zahorsky, of Kansas City, Mo., an opponent of the proposed plant, visit after each testified during hearings in Topeka. Final public comment was taken Monday on the proposal for an 895-megawatt coal-burning power plant near Holcomb.
Karin Pagel-Meiners, Lawrence, speaks during public comment hearing on the proposal for an 895-megawatt coal-burning power plant in southwest Kansas. The hearing was held Monday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.
Scientists searching the Amazon have discovered new species, including a blue-fanged tarantula (Ephebous cyanognathus) — a remarkable-looking spider discovered in French Guiana in 2000, the species is entirely brown except for two vivid blue fangs- at the rate of about one new species every three days for the past 10 years, the World Wildlife Fund reported on Monday.
The 4-meter-long Eunectes beniensis, the first new anaconda species identified since 1936.
Martialis heureka, which translates roughly as “ant from Mars,” because it has a combination of characteristics never before recorded.
A boat sits in the riverbed of the Rio Negro in Manaus, Brazil. A severe drought has dropped water levels on the Rio Negro, a major Amazon tributary, to their lowest point since officials began keeping records more than a century ago, the government reported Monday. The drought has cut off dozens of communities who depend on the river for work and transportation.
Members of the KU EcoHawks student group work Monday on a 1997 GMC Jimmy sport utility vehicle that they are converting to an electric vehicle. From left are seniors Nathaniel Mayhew, of Horton, and Josh Petty, of Olathe. When finished the vehicle will be used by KU Libraries to deliver campus mail. .
Southwest Junior High School siblings Thomas Peterson, ninth grade, and Megan Peterson, seventh grade, competed in the Collectors Cache Chess Tournament on Oct. 16. The brother and sister team took home the third-place trophy for the K-9 division.
Jack Rischer, a Central Junior High School eighth-grader, fourth from left, won the “Smart Strength Star” award Oct. 13 for his great workout form. Also pictured with Jack are Smart Strength trainers, from left, Chris Dellasega, Matt Scanlon, Chad Richards, Isaac Combs and Scott Elliot.
Pfc. Christopher Luman, stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington and returning home from Afghanistan, was met by family at Kansas City International Airport. Luman arrived back in the United States July 4 and was able to come home on leave July 23. Pictured from left are Jessica Luman (sister), Debbie Luman (mom), Chris Luman, Brookelynn Shepley (niece), Katie Luman (sister), David Luman (dad), Lindsey Shepley (sister), and Zach Shepley (nephew), all of Lawrence. Also present, but not pictured, were his grandparents, Richard and Carlee Woodson, Lawrence.
After ending a double-overtime, 1-1 tie with Mill Valley, Free State High’s soccer team gathers at midfield on Oct. 18 at Free State. The midfield gathering at the conclusion of games has become a regular event for the team and symbolizes togetherness, respect and seeing the big picture in life.
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, center, talks with players, from left, Kendrick Perkins, Rajon Rondo, Shaquille O'Neal (36), Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce (34), Ray Allen and Glen Davis during practice Monday in Waltham, Mass. The Celtics will open the season today against Miami.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo leaves the field during the second quarter against the New York Giants after suffering a broken collarbone. The Cowboys ultimately lost to the Giants, 41-35, Monday in Arlington, Texas.
Iowa State players Alex Alvarez, left, and Jake Williams celebrate a play during the first half of ISU’s 28-21 victory Saturday over Texas in Austin, Texas.
Texas Rangers catcher Bengie Molina, right, argues with home-plate umpire Brian Gorman on Friday in Arlington, Texas. Molina will face his old team, the San Francisco Giants, when the World Series begins play Wednesday.
Steve Moring, of Oskaloosa, stands in his suntrap garden full of produce. Moring is an experienced permaculture farmer.
Charlie NovoGradac, of Lawrence, kneels down as he discusses the details of this chestnut tree at his class made possible by the Kaw Permaculture Collaborative’s grant from the USDA.