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A good chance to wish upon a shooting star: Moonlight won’t mess up this week’s meteor shower

WASHINGTON — Want to wish upon a shooting star? The skies over the United States are likely to co-operate for a meteor shower overnight Wednesday.

Astronomers say the lack of moonlight will help people see more of the oldest meteor shower known to Earth, the Perseids (pur-SEE’-uhdz).

NOAA announces draft management plan for endangered Hawaiian monk seal

HONOLULU — Federal fisheries authorities want to more than double the small population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals in the state’s main islands.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service on Tuesday released a draft management plan for the endangered species, of which approximately 200 live in the main Hawaiian Islands.