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Aggressive Asian hornets gain foothold in Pacific Northwest

Local authorities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada's province of British Columbia are waging an aggressive campaign to eradicate colonies of "murder hornets" that...

Firefly season at Taiwan’s Aowanda to kick off in late April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The firefly season at the Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area will run from April 26 to May 23, the Nantou Forest District Office said in a press release. During th...

Mexico's last island penal colony may now host cruise ships

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said ferries and cruise ships may soon be visiting the former Isla Marias prison, after the last island penal colony in the Americas was closed and turned into an ...

Taiwan's foreign minister talks partnership with US environmental chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Tuesday (Dec. 22) expressed his determination to pursue stronger ties with the U.S. in a phone call with American Environm...

Lion cheaper than a pedigree kitten in Japan

The trade in wild animals is strictly regulated in Japan, and a lion cannot simply be purchased by a member of the public. But there are about 300 members of The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquar...

County government forced to buy empty East Taiwan beach hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest move in a 16-year-old dispute surrounding a controversial beach hotel, Taitung County Government will have to spend NT$629 million (US$21.9 million) to buy t...

Sisaran Group Co., Ltd. Honored at the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2020

SINGAPORE- Media OutReach - 20 October 2020 - A total of 81 projects and business leaders across Asia were selected as recipients of the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2020 (AREA), which was an in...

Mexican Navy sees largest command yet for female commander

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Navy said Sunday it has named the first woman to command a coast guard cutter, the largest command yet for a female in the Mexican service. Frigate Lt. G...

Testing traps to control lovely but destructive lionfish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The quest is on for a better way to kill beautiful but brutally destructive lionfish than shooting them one by one with spearguns. The voraciou...

Pioneer Conservationist Jane Goodall Awarded 2020 Tang Prize in Sustainable Development

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 18 June 2020 - Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace and one of the most influential primatologists today, was announc...

Toy manufacturers look to reduce carbon footprint

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess. Hardly eco-friendly, the process can yield more clutter from plastic and cardboard than the actual toy. ...

Southwest Virginia river the star of new state park

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As much of central Appalachia looks to reinvent itself amid the decline of coal, community leaders in southwest Virginia say they are seeing some early success by focusing on anot...

Taiwan showcases creativity at Golden Pin Design Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a star-studded ceremony held at Taipei's Songshan Cultural and Creative Park Thursday (Dec. 5), the Golden Pin Design Award announced 30 Best Design winners and two...

Regional environmental education center launched by Taiwan, US

The Global Environmental Education Partnership Asia-Pacific Regional Center opened Dec. 3 in the central city of Taichung, highlighting the commitment of Taiwan and the U.S. to ensuring a healthy and ...

Taiwan, US workshop looks at e-waste disposal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s experience of resource recycling and e-waste management was shared at the 2019 International E-waste Management Network Workshop, taking place from Monday (...