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Can you make meat without an animal? Hampton Creek is betting its future on it

Josh Tetrick has gone up against Big Mayo, the egg industry, Target and his own staff and board of directors. Now, the 37-year-old food-tech entrepreneur behind Hampton Creek is vowing to beat a handful of food-tech start-ups to market a meat made without an animal. “We’re about to sell a product...

Desperate night search in Mexico school, other ruins as quake deaths pass 200

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Desperate night search for children in Mexico school ruins after quake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate parents and rescue workers pulled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday from a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels that would have re-engineered the state's water system in a decisive move that dealt a major blow to the project pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The godfather of eco-bling: Brando's Tahitian paradise

An exotic island paradise in French Polynesia bought by Marlon Brando in the sixties is using its Hollywood image to tackle environmental issues—with a little help from its jet-set visitors.

Philippine lawmakers defer decision on appointment of environment minister

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday said they would hold more hearings before deciding whether to confirm the appointment of the country's environment minister, although some said they were likely to approve the ste...

Scramble for survivors as quake flattens Mexico City buildings

When the earthquake hit, it sent panicked people running into the street but many weren't so lucky. The dust settled minutes later to reveal a landscape of flattened buildings and rubble in the heart of Mexico City.

Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 226, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 226.

China calls on countries to stick to Paris climate accord goals

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the international community to stick to Paris climate accord goals and unswervingly work together to tackle climate change, the official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Eerie calm hangs over Puerto Rican capital before storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the following morning.

Sharks rout Ducks 5-0 in preseason opener

In San Jose, Aaron Dell recorded a 24-save shutout for the Sharks. Filip Sandberg, Daniel O'Regan, Mikkel Boedker, Kevin Labanc and Brandon Bollig scored for the Sharks. Reto Berra allowed all five San Jose goals on 36 shots. Around the NHL BRUINS 4, RED WINGS 2 In Boston, Austin Czarnik's penalty...

Heavy rains batter Mumbai yet again; air, rail traffic hit

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Heavy rains battered India's financial hub for the second time in weeks causing massive disruption at the country's second busiest airport and forcing authorities to shut down schools and colleges.

U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions

(Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear power industry is facing an uphill battle to hang onto its share of the country's electricity production, with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nation's 99 nuclear reactors could shut over the next couple of decades.

One of USC's best options at receiver isn't actually a receiver

USC’s coaches thought Texas had sniffed out their play call on the Trojans’ final drive of regulation on Saturday. The plan was for Sam Darnold to throw a pass up the middle of the field to Velus Jones Jr., a slot receiver that USC had lined up as a running back in hopes of a favorable matchup....

How do human impacts on wetlands affect animals?

A new Biological Reviews study provides a comprehensive assessment of how changes to wetlands affect animals, and the authors use their findings to provide recommendations for managing wetlands to maximise their biodiversity.

Around college football: Baylor gets back 1,000-yard rusher and two defenders

Baylor will get a boost for its Big 12 opener Saturday against No. 3 Oklahoma with the season debuts of 1,000-yard rusher Terence Williams and two defenders who were expected to be starters. Williams, the junior who ran for 1,048 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, will be back in the lineup...

MLB: Royals' Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th home run of season

Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night. Gordon's home run off Toronto's Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, which drove in the last...

Jose weakens to tropical storm, to bring rip currents to U.S. East Coast: NHC

(Reuters) - Jose, previously a hurricane, has weakened into a tropical storm, but is still likely to bring dangerous surf and rip currents along the U.S. East Coast for several more days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

Third arrest made in London subway attack, police say

British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week. Police said they arrested a 25-year-old man in Wales on Tuesday evening under the Terrorism Act. They say a property in Newport, Wales, 140 miles west of London, was being...

Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Channel Zero: No-End House' on Syfy

SERIES Big Brother The unscripted series ends its 19th round with a two-hour season finale. Julie Chen hosts. 8 p.m. CBS America's Got Talent Tyra Banks reveals the $1-million winner in the unscripted competition’s season finale. 8 p.m. NBC MasterChef In the two-hour season finale, the three...

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