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New park in central Bangkok gives Thais needed green space

BANGKOK (AP) — Bursting with trees, ponds, plants and birdlife, a new inner-city park is delighting residents of Thailand’s bustling, congested capital. Every day, crowds visit Benjakitti Forest Park ...

Fireflies on view at Taipei’s Tiger Mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) and the Hsi Liu Environmental Greening Foundation have planned activities on Taipei’s Tiger Mountain to enable visit...

Vacant Atlantic City airport could become car lovers' dream

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The airplane made Atlantic City's Bader Field famous, but it could be the automobile that resurrects it. A $2.7 billion recreational, residential and retai...

Atlanta owns up to legacy of convict labor that rebuilt city

ATLANTA (AP) — The City of Atlanta's official seal shows a phoenix rising from the ashes of the Civil War. What it doesn’t show is that Atlanta was rebuilt with slavery’s successor: convict labor, wor...

Opening, ticket prices announced for Peppa Pig theme park

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is set to open Feb. 24, park officials announced Tuesday. Officials also announced ticket ...

Taiwan reopens multiple forest recreation areas, hiking trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau announced on Tuesday (July 13) the reopening of 14 national recreation areas, 91 nature trails, 53 forest roads, three flat-area forest parks, and four...

View fireflies on Taipei’s Tiger Mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) is organizing activities on Taipei’s Tiger Mountain to enable people to view the fireflies that come out this time o...

Foreign nationals urge more accessibility to nature trails in Taiwan

A group of foreign nationals, including foreign representatives, visited a nature trail in the mountain forests of Taipingshan, on Saturday, where they urged greater international exchanges and access...

Woods to host TV match at Missouri public course he designed

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Tiger Woods is unveiling his first public golf course design with an exhibition that will be the closest golf gets to a Ryder Cup match this year. The Pay...

A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In a quiet suburb just north of Richmond, Virginia, a mother and her three children spend a weekday afternoon planting a small garden of spinach, red cabbage and lettuce. Across...

New high school puts focus on environment, climate change

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new high school in New Orleans is preparing students for careers in coastal protection and restoration, anticipating a future with ongoing climate change and sea level rise. ...

Live-streaming a marshland for fun - and science

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn't matter if there's no one around. You can hear it anyway. That's because researchers have hidden ...

Vertiv to Open Software Center at Centerra in Loveland, Colo.

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 24, 2018--Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, announced plans to open a Colorado office to serve as the company’s new center of excellence for software and dat...

60m waterfall in northern Taiwan reopens to public July 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 60 meter tall Xinliao waterfall (新寮瀑布) in Yilan County will officially reopen to the public on July 3, after the scenic trail was severely damaged by Typhoon Parma in ...

2018 Taipei Ecological Guided Trail Tour accepting registrations now

Taipei (Taiwan News)--As a way to encourage the public to go outdoors and embrace hiking trails in the spring, the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of Taipei City Government has announced that th...