Rains like no other: Iraq is tested in era of climate change

YOUSSIFIYAH, Iraq (AP) — After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq's famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a count...

Places in Taiwan’s Hualien with postcard scenery of deciduous cypress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As winter is here now, it’s the best time to visit a couple of places in Hualien’s Shoufeng Township famed for their postcard scenery of deciduous cypress tree...

Dawn redwoods turning yellow now in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 500 dawn redwood trees in Nantou County's Shanlinxi Forest Recreation Area have turned bright yellow and orange, and a few maple varieties in the area have started to ...

A trip to Taipingshan is worth every penny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Trying to catch a glimpse of the canopy of yellow leaves formed by the Taiwan Beech forest, I drove for three hours from Taipei to Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Are...

Five sites to enjoy the short beautiful Autumn in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan) - For most city dwellers in Taiwan, Autumn often passes by without too much notice. Usually it just seems like a few weeks of cool, comfortable weather following the humid summers, jus...

Photo of the Day: Maple leaves turning red in Nantou

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area in Nantou is known as the "Hometown of Maples" in Taiwan for its large stands of maple trees. Due to the late onset of win...

Traffic restrictions for beech season in Taiping forest park

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The road leading to a scenic mountain trail in a Taiwan beech forest within the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area in northeastern Taiwan will be subject to traffic r...