Fishery has been shut down since 2013: New England shrimp will be unavailable to seafood consumers for at least another year as the fishery struggles with environmental changes, regulators decided on Wednesday. New England shrimp fishing historically has been based in Maine and has been shut down since 2013. Scientists have said the shrimp are suffering from warming ocean temperatures and poor survival of young, and prospects for recovery in the immediate future are poor. READ MORE

CYBER SECURITY

Apple scrambles to fix major glitch: Apple is scrambling to fix a serious glitch within its latest Mac operating system. A major flaw in the way the MacOS High Sierra operates means that anyone can gain entry to a computer without the use of a password, obtaining access to powerful administrator rights in the process. Warnings about the bug were shared by computing experts such as Edward Snowden, who described Apple’s operating system as “really bad” on Tuesday. READ MORE

Hackers penetrate ISIS online operations: A group of young Iraqi hackers launched an online operation against the Islamic State this weekend by sticking pornography into the terrorist group’s propaganda. The group called Daeshgram, a play on the word Instagram and the acronym many use for ISIS, is making ISIS supporters doubt whether they can trust the group’s information channels by infiltrating messaging and media sites and spreading fake information. READ MORE

WATER SAFETY

Man claims he got eye parasite at amusement park: A Pennsylvania man and his wife have filed a lawsuit against an amusement park over claims that he contracted an eye-eating parasite after going on one of the water rides. Robert Trostle, who claims he was splashed while riding on Kennywood Park’s Raging Rapids on July 2, said the parasite could not be removed entirely through surgery, and has left him with painful symptoms, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. READ MORE

EPA proposes WOTUS delay: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to delay the effective date of the 2015 rule defining waters of the United States (WOTUS) until two years after the regulation is finalized and published in the Federal Register. Implementation of the 2015 WOTUS rule, which re-defines the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, is on hold due to a federal circuit court stay and the Supreme Court’s pending decision on whether the court of appeals has jurisdiction to review challenges to the rule. READ MORE

WEIRD STUFF

Big cattle mean big steaks: Improved genetics and feeding technologies, along with various economic incentives, have led to much larger cattle — and bigger steaks. To provide some perspective, USDA data indicate that the average weights of commercially slaughtered cattle hovered around 1,000 pounds from the 1950s and the mid 1970s. In 2016, the average weight was 1,363 pounds. Now, some people think steaks are too big. READ MORE