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Experts urge regional efforts to tackle fine dust with China in front

Experts stressed the importance of regional cooperation in eradicating air pollution Thursday, also calling for a binding pact that will require each and every country in Northeast Asia to do their utmost.In an international seminar hosted by the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), expe...

Updated : 2016.11.24 14:14

[Weekender] Best places for winter bird-watching

Migratory birds visit South Korea from around October as the air begins to grow cool, heralding the change in season. These winged guests come annually from Russia, China and Mongolia, flying without ...

Updated : 2016.11.18 18:30

[Weekender] Arrival of winter guests

CHEORWON, Gangwon Province -- From October, hundreds of winged guests arrive at Cheorwon, a rural town near the northern border. On a long, arduous journey to southern wintering grounds, about 800 cra...

Updated : 2016.11.18 18:26

Use of disposable cups surges to record volume

Use of disposable cups in South Korea surged to a record-high volume last year mainly due to heavy coffee drinking, government data showed Sunday.The Ministry of Environment said more than 672.4 milli...

Updated : 2016.10.16 13:13

Farmer hit by water cannon in protest dies

A farmer who was hit by a police water cannon during a protest last fall died Sunday.Baek Nam-gi, 69, had been in coma since the water cannon knocked him down during the demonstration on Nov. 14 last year.Seoul National University Hospital pronounced Baek dead of acute renal failure at 2:1...

Updated : 2016.09.25 21:20

Seoul to resume policing operations to protect Han River waters

South Korea will resume its policing operations next month to prevent Chinese fishermen from illegally entering neutral waters of the Han River estuary ahead of the peak season for crab fishing, Seoul...

Updated : 2016.08.31 13:36

Korea's finance minister meets with GCF head

South Korea's finance minister on Thursday held a meeting with the head of the Green Climate Fund to discuss ways to enhance the country's contribution to the development of the organization, the fina...

Updated : 2016.08.11 14:01

Korea to select storage site for high-level nuclear wastes by 2028

South Korea's government said Monday that it will follow the due process of narrowing down different views to build a nuclear depository for high-level radioactive waste on its soil by 2028 in order to avoid a possible conflict over the issue.The government also decided to push to develop ...

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:38

[FEATURE] Cosmetics microbeads threaten sea life

When 29-year-old Kim Seo-young heard that tiny plastic pollutants floating in the sea are consumed by fish and may end up on her dinner plate, she did not know it was due to what she uses every day fo...

Updated : 2016.07.24 16:59

Korea's air traffic reaches record high in H1

Korea's air traffic surged to a record high in the first six months of the year on a sharp increase in international flights to and from the country, the government said Thursday.The country's overall air traffic came to 358,195 flights in the January-June period, up 8.1 percent from the s...

Updated : 2016.07.21 09:33

S. Korea hit by heat wave this weekend

South Korea's weather agency on Sunday issued a heat wave warning throughout much of the nation, with the temperature of some cities in the central region going above 35 C in the afternoon.The Korea M...

Updated : 2016.07.10 16:25

Magnitude 5 quake detected in southeastern Korea: meteorological agency

South Korea's meteorological agency said Tuesday it has detected a magnitude 5 earthquake in the water only 52 kilometers off the coast of the southeastern industrial city of Ulsan.  The Busan Regional Office of Meteorology said the earthquake was detected around 8:33 p.m.. The shock was ...

Updated : 2016.07.05 21:10

Migratory birds from Russia, Thailand visit Korea's western coast

Migratory birds from Russia and Thailand were found along the western coast of South Korea, highlighting the region's ecological value as a key migratory route for several bird species, official sources said Sunday. The short-tailed bush warbler, also nicknamed the "Asian stubtail," was sp...

Updated : 2016.07.03 17:40

University students from 25 countries to take part in Korea water forum

University students from 25 countries will take part in a four day gathering in South Korea to discuss water environment issues facing the world, the Ministry of Environment said Sunday.The Korea Water Forum, which runs from Monday through Thursday at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Scien...

Updated : 2016.07.03 14:45

S. Korean, Chinese business leaders agree to reduce fine dust emissions

Dozens of South Korean and Chinese business leaders agreed Saturday to work together to try to reduce fine dust emissions amid growing health concerns in South Korea.Fine dust -- particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter -- is believed to pose the greatest health risks to the respira...

Updated : 2016.06.18 15:30