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California gives rivers more room to flow to stem flood risk

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Between vast almond orchards and dairy pastures in the heart of California’s farm country sits a property being redesigned to look like it did 150 years ago, before levees restr...

Mexican skater is a rare Latin American at Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — They said he should play soccer. They said figure skating was for girls. They said winter sports made no sense in temperate Guadalajara. But none of those naysayers de...

Dry January means less water than normal in California snow

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The water contained in California's mountain snow is now lower than the historical average after a January without significant rain or snow — a dramatic reversal from Decembe...

Hiker's remains airlifted off mountain in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a hearing-impaired male hiker was airlifted off a mountain on Wednesday (Jan. 26) after he was reported missing on Jan. 7 and found dead in the Snow Mountain (...

Parts of California get a White Christmas after snowfall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parts of California are getting a White Christmas after all, with snowfall pounding mountains across the state. Other areas of California, however, saw a wet and r...

California cleans up after powerful storm drenches state

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cleanup was under way after a powerful storm swept through California, setting rainfall records in the drought-stricken state but also triggering rescue efforts on a raging river an...

Record rainfall as storm douses drought-stricken California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires. But it remained to be seen how much of a dent it made in the state's drought. ...

Taiwan's Hehuanshan sees biggest snowfall of winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold wave continues to hammer Taiwan, Hehuanshan accumulated 6 centimeters of snow this morning (Jan. 11), marking the heaviest snowfall this winter. With frigid t...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's Lalashan blanketed by winter snow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lalashan Forest Reserve was covered with layers of snow on Saturday morning (Jan. 9), attracting crowds of Taiwanese to take in the rare spectacle and pose for photos. ...

Snow falls on 6 mountains in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold wave blasts Taiwan, snow fell today (Jan. 8) on at least six mountains in northern, northeastern, and central Taiwan, including Yangmingshan, Taipingshan, Hehuan...

Snow falls on Taipei's Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold wave in Taiwan on Thursday (Jan. 7) saw 5 centimeters of snow recorded on Taipei's Yangmingshan this morning (Jan. 8). According to the Central Weather Burea...

Taiwan experiences first snowfall of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first snow of 2021 fell upon Taiping Mountain in the northern Taiwan county of Yilan early Friday (Jan. 1), transforming the landscape into a magical winter wonderland...

Taiwan company launches '100 Peaks' mask series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mask manufacturer in central Taiwan has launched the “100 Peaks – Discover the Beauty of Taiwan” mask series to stimulate sales. Acenature Biotechno...

Athletes to retrace Sierra escape of Donner Party survivors

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pair of backcountry endurance athletes who became obsessed with the Donner Party spent the last seven years researching and exploring the Sierra on foot to try to pinpoint the fina...

Cold surge brings snow to mountainous areas of Taiwan

Snow fell in mountainous areas of Taiwan on Tuesday (Jan. 28) as the first cold surge of the winter season hit the country along with abundant moisture from south China, according to the Central Weath...