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[Newsmaker] Cable car approval touches off dispute

The government’s decision to allow the construction of a second cable car route on Mount Seoraksan last week drew mixed reactions over the weekend, with civic groups blasting authorities for ignoring...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:49

Environment ministry OKs controversial cable car on Mount Seorak

The Ministry of Environment on Friday gave its approval for a cable car to be set up on a popular mountain range near South Korea's eastern coast, a plan that has been criticized for its potential harm to the regional environment. The construction plan calls for a 3.5-kilometer long cable ...

Updated : 2015.08.28 20:57

Mountain cable car plan mired in controversy

Controversy is escalating over environmental impacts and the economic feasibility of a cable car that the local government is pushing to construct at one of the country’s most scenic and best-preserv...

Updated : 2015.08.26 17:51

[Photo News] Winners of SNUE-Korea Herald English Contest

ENGLISH CONTEST -- Winners of the sixth Seoul National University of Education-Korea Herald English Contest pose during the award ceremony at the British Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday, along with (fro...

Updated : 2015.08.05 18:34

White House cites Korea's carbon emission cut pledge as sign of growing international momentum

The White House on Monday cited South Korea's commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions as an example that shows international momentum is building on the cause, as President Barack Obama announced a deeper carbon emissions reduction pledge."We also saw significant commitment in just the ...

Updated : 2015.08.04 09:07

Typhoon Halola approaching Korean Peninsula

The Korean Peninsula will come under the direct influence of Typhoon Halola this weekend, bringing rain, wind gusts and rough surf, South Korea's state weather agency said Saturday.Halola, the 12th typhoon of this year, is marching toward Japan and Korea at the speed of 15 kilometers per h...

Updated : 2015.07.25 13:05

[Graphic News] New disposal system reduces household waste

 The amount of Korean household waste has fallen sharply over the past 20 years thanks to the introduction of a new disposable system, a report showed Wednesday. Since 1995, the government has implem...

Updated : 2015.07.08 21:08

U.N. chief welcomes S. Korea's commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes commitments by South Korea and China to curb greenhouse gas emissions, his spokesman said Tuesday.  Earlier in the day, South Korea offered to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent by 2030 from 850.6 million tons of carbon dioxide equivale...

Updated : 2015.07.01 09:26

S. Korea offers to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 pct by 2030

South Korea offered to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent by 2030, officials said Tuesday, an ambitious commitment ahead of a crucial global climate conference.  The contribution means that South Korea's overall emissions will stand at 535 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalen...

Updated : 2015.06.30 15:03

S. Korea to begin preparation for disposal of spent nuclar fuel

South Korea will soon begin preparation for permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel, the government said Monday, a move that will include what will likely be an arduous process of selecting where the highly radioactive materials will be buried.  The move comes as the Public Engagement C...

Updated : 2015.06.29 09:29

Businesses urge gov't to cut greenhouse gas emission goal

South Korean businesses urged the government Tuesday to lower its reduction target of greenhouse gas emissions, saying the current goal will weaken their competitiveness.The government is in the process of finalizing its long-term commitments to climate change that will require Seoul to re...

Updated : 2015.06.16 13:53

Energy panel urges shutdown of S. Korea's oldest nuclear reactor

The government recommended Friday the state nuclear power operator permanently shut down the nation's oldest reactor when its operational license expires two years later, apparently caving in to strong opposition from residents and environmental groups over its safety.  The Ministry of T...

Updated : 2015.06.12 15:41

Korea waters down emissions cut plan

South Korea on Thursday unveiled four different targets for an emissions reduction by 2030, which critics say would backtrack from its previous commitments. The Ministry of Environment said it would choose one from among the four options before the country submits it to the United Nations ...

Updated : 2015.06.11 22:11

S. Korea urged to pick site for disposal of spent nuclear fuel by 2020

South Korea should start preparing for permanent disposal of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel by picking the site for a proving ground and interim storage by at least 2020, a public debate commission said Thursday.  The Public Engagement Commission on Spent Nuclear Fuel Management a...

Updated : 2015.06.11 14:45

S. Korea to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 14 pct by 2030

South Korea plans to soon finalize its long-term commitments to climate change that will require Seoul to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 14 percent from its business-as-usual level by 2030, the government said Thursday.  The government plans to set the country's final reduction...

Updated : 2015.06.11 10:14