More Taiwan leopard cats killed on Miaoli County roads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pair of leopard cats, a mother and cub, was discovered dead on the roadside in Miaoli County, Friday morning (Aug. 23). Sadly, the death of the two cats marks three Taiwan...

São Paulo shrouded in smoke as Amazon burns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Brazil is witnessing a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest this year, BBC reports. According to Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), ther...

Crafts featuring local cultures put on display in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The exhibition "Next-door Craftsmen" was launched Wednesday (Aug. 14), with artworks by Taiwanese and Japanese craftsmen on display. The exhibition was launch...

Upcoming events in Taipei, August 8-18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It is now halfway into the summer vacation, which means that kids might be feeling bored at home and parents are running out of plans. Nevertheless, there is still a lot t...

‘Frog Daddy’s’ breeding program at Taipei Zoo a success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Conservationist Yang Jhih-ping (楊志平), nicknamed "Frog Daddy," has succeeded in preserving the poison dart frog at Taipei Zoo. Taipei Zoo imported three types ...

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...

Egypt begins restoration on King Tut's golden coffin

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it has started the first-ever restoration on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country's new museum opening next year. ...

Series aims to tell wildlife stories from different view

NEW YORK (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o remembers clearly the first time she touched a giraffe. She was 5, and it was part of her childhood education growing up in Kenya to appreciate the wildlife around her. ...

Taiwan President Tsai celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

President Tsai Ing-wen said Aug. 1 that the government is committed to promoting the rights of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples and enhancing public awareness of their culture and history. Great s...

APNewsBreak: Senators to introduce bipartisan wildfire bill

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people...

Judge blocks Arizona copper mine project in national forest

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a Canadian company's planned new copper mine in southeastern Arizona. The judge ruled the agency i...

Venezuela's decline takes toll on late artist's legacy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The death of Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez elicited international praise for a man who boldly experimented with color, but the muted reaction from Venezuela's government...

Rhinoceros conceived artificially born at California zoo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Diego conservation organization has announced the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America. San Diego Zoo Gl...

Officer trying to rescue kitten finds a bobcat instead

STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire police officer says the kitten he was trying to pick up in a parking lot turned out to be a bobcat, which then jumped onto the roof of a Burger King. ...

Opponent of nation's public lands is picked to oversee them

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has put a conservative advocate who argues for selling off the nation's public lands in charge of the nation's nearly 250 million public acres. ...