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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

Korea seeks new technology to fight fine dust

South Korea will soon craft a concrete plan for the development of technology to tackle fine dust particles that have emerged as a major health threat, according to a related ministry on Thursday.The ...

Updated : 2016.06.16 13:03

Gov't to set up solar panels for schools

The South Korean government will install solar power generators at about 2,000 elementary and secondary schools nationwide in a way to help the education sector earn extra income and bolster the local renewable energy business, the trade ministry said Thursday.A special purpose firm by the...

Updated : 2016.06.16 11:25

Large number of endangered porpoises found off S. Korea's west coast

A large number of endangered porpoises has been discovered near the Taean Peninsula, a sign that the marine mammals are making a comeback off South Korea's western coast, the local park service said Monday.   According to the Korea National Park Service, some 100 Indo-Pacific finless por...

Updated : 2016.06.06 14:17

Ruling party urges gov't to bolster clean-air policy

South Korea's ruling party on Thursday urged the government to put a priority on improving the country's air quality rather than just pursuing a policy of bolstering energy efficiency."While the government has been promoting diesel automobiles for energy efficiency, it is important to note...

Updated : 2016.06.02 10:08

Diesel construction equipment also blamed for dust pollution

Diesel cars are being blamed as the main culprit of the chronic fine dust pollution in the country, but studies indicate that diesel construction equipment is also a big part of the problem, according to experts on Friday.A tally from the Ministry of Land, infrastructure and Transport show...

Updated : 2016.05.27 09:55

OECD urges Korea to raise goal for emissions reduction

South Korea is backpedaling on its green growth pledge as the current administration’s emissions reduction goal is lower than that set by the former administration, the deputy secretary-general of th...

Updated : 2016.05.26 16:58