• Participants in the Philly Naked Bike Ride paint each other before riding in Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thousands in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. (Serge Levin/Metro via AP)

    Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.

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  • Deer hunters can win chance to hunt Platte River valley

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska deer hunters can enter a lottery to win the chance to hunt in the Central Platte River Valley this fall.

  • In this Aug. 7, 2015, photo scientist Oliver Grah measures the velocity of a stream of glacier melt stemming from Sholes Glacier in one of Mount Baker's slopes in Mount Baker, Wash. Glaciers on Mount Baker and other mountains in the North Cascades are thinning and retreating. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)

    Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

    MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.

  • A capacity crowd attended the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Commission meeting to give public comments concerning the commissioner vote Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at the Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, N.M.  The New Mexico Game Commission has approved new hunting limits for bears and cougars around the state despite the protests of environmental groups.  (Clyde Mueller/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    New Mexico considers easing hunt limits on bears, cougars

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Game Commission on Thursday approved new rules that will clear the way for expanded hunting and trapping of bears and cougars around the state.

  • Safari guide killed by lion in Zimbabwe

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A lion has killed a safari guide who was tracking wildlife with a group of tourists in a game reserve in Zimbabwe.

  • New proposal to end dispute over White Peak hunting ground

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s land commissioner is proposing a resolution to the long-running battle between sportsmen and ranchers over access to a popular hunting ground called White Peak.

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 photo, a map for the Bloomingdale Trail is seen along its path in Chicago. The trail was once an abandoned Chicago railway line that has been transformed into a bike corridor. The relic of Chicago’s industrial past is now a vision of its future as the city helps lead the way in transforming hulking pieces of obsolete infrastructure into useful, even inspiring, amenities. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)

    Abandoned Chicago railway reborn as commuter corridor

    CHICAGO (AP) — On an abandoned Chicago railway line cutting between the treetops, bike commuters zip by walkers and joggers, all traversing a ribbon of concrete undulating through a lush landscape where clattering freight cars once ferried everything from coal to furniture.

  • In this Aug. 2, 2015, photo provided by The Ocean Cleanup shows, Mega Expedition crew members, Mario Merkus, left, and Serena Cunsolo on mother ship R/V Ocean Starr with the results of trawling with one 6 meter-wide net for one hour in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean say most of the trash is medium to large-sized pieces, as opposed to tiny ones. Volunteer crews on 30 boats have been measuring the size and mapping the location of tons of plastic waste floating between the West Coast and Hawaii. Three of the boats, including this 171-foot mother ship, returned to San Francisco on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (The Ocean Cleanup via AP)-

    Boaters mapping Pacific garbage to arrive in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Far away from California’s coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, buckets, buoys, laundry baskets and unidentifiable pieces of plastic that floated past the Ocean Star, a ship carrying a team of scientists and volunteers gathering data on plastic garbage.