Birds survive typhoon to color Taiwanese island white

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An estimated 3,000 terns survived last week’s Typhoon Lekima to paint a small island near Matsu white with their feces. The storm passed close to Taiwan’s m...

Taiwan’s designer products shine at NY NOW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ten designer brands have come together to represent Fresh Taiwan and are exhibiting their products at the summer 2019 edition of NY NOW summer market, which is taking place fro...

Puffins fill up nesting islands this year despite challenges

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most beloved birds in Maine is having one of its most productive seasons for mating pairs in years on remote islands off the state's coast. Atlantic...

Hawaii telescope protests draw supporters to defend project

HONOLULU (AP) — A giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain will enhance humanity's knowledge of the universe and bring quality, high-paying jobs, supporters said as protesters blocked con...

Telescope supporters tout benefits to humanity, Hawaii jobs

HONOLULU (AP) — Supporters of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain say it will enhance humanity's knowledge of the universe and bring quality, high-paying jobs to Hawaii. ...

Paraguayans don feathered suits in homage to saint

EMBOSCADA, Paraguay (AP) — Hundreds of Catholic parishioners in Paraguay donned bird-like costumes and paraded down the streets this week to honor a 16th century saint said to possess miraculous power...

Deal reached for land swap for road through wildlife refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new land exchange agreement aimed at constructing a road through a national wildlife refuge has been signed by an Alaska Native corporation and the Interior Department, vill...

Taiwan household appliance maker TECO invests in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Veteran household appliance maker TECO Electric and Machinery Co., Ltd. (東元電機) was investing in Vietnam to kill two birds with one stone, avoiding United States tariffs ag...

Taiwan's Investigation Bureau gets new mission: protect endangered birds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau (法務部調查局) has been charged with the protection of rare birds after protected species, including the white-eared sibias were ...

Rare bird spotted on Taiwan's Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini), a rare bird on the brink of extinction, has been spotted again this year on the Taiwan-held Matsu Islands -- its original habitat -- r...

Bumgarner shines, Giants top Mets in 16 for 6th in a row

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If this happened to be Madison Bumgarner's final start for San Francisco, he left another lasting memory. Even if everybody wound up groggy by the time this game...

Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments want a judge to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago t...

New landmark opens at Taipei Zoo – the Pangolin Dome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An eye-catching pavilion was recently added to Taipei Zoo -- the Pangolin Dome -- which since its opening on Tuesday (July 9) has become a hot topic among visitors to the ...

California asks US to end plan to drop rat poison on islands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation unti...

Taiwan confirms new cases of avian flu on 3 farms

More than 7,500 birds were culled after new cases of avian influenza were confirmed on three poultry farms in Yunlin County, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) sa...