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S. Korea, 20 other countries to contribute US$9.4 bln to climate fund

South Korea and 20 other countries promised Thursday to contribute a combined US$9.4 billion to a U.N. climate fund over the next four years, the finance ministry said.The United States and Japan promised to provide $3 billion and $1.5 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), while Britain...

Updated : 2014.11.21 09:26

S. Korea, China, Japan to conduct joint fine-dust research

State-run environmental research institutes of South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to conduct joint research on ways to tackle fine dust pollution and strengthen cooperation over the issue, Seoul researchers said Friday.   The agreement was reached during the 11th meeting of chiefs ...

Updated : 2014.11.14 09:48

S. Korea, China to discuss ways to cut fine dust

The environment ministers of South Korea and China will meet in Beijing this week to discuss concrete plans to reduce fine dust emissions, Seoul’s Environment Ministry said Wednesday.The meeting between South Korean Environment Minister Yoon Seong-kyu and his Chinese counterpart, Zhou She...

Updated : 2014.11.12 20:58

Korea, Vietnam to boost cooperation on the environment

South Korea and Vietnam agreed Monday to expand their cooperation in environmental fields such as biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of biological resources, officials here said.The agreement was reached during a meeting between South Korea’s Environment Minister Yoon Seong-kyu...

Updated : 2014.10.27 20:38

Soil contamination near smelter serious: environmental group

An environmental group on Thursday called for a thorough probe into soil pollution and the health of residents near a smelter in a southeastern county, claiming that the surrounding soil has been seriously polluted by metals from the smelter."After conducting an environmental survey togeth...

Updated : 2014.10.23 16:37

S. Korea's Yeosu to host int'l ocean forum on climate change

South Korea will this week host an international ocean forum partly aimed at discussing ways to fight climate change and deal with changing ocean environments, the government said Wednesday.The Yeosu International Ocean Forum 2014 will be held on Thursday and Friday in the southwestern cit...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:21

High-level meeting of U.N. biodiversity conference adopts 'Gangwon Declaration'

A high-level meeting of a U.N. biodiversity conference ended Thursday, adopting a declaration that summarizes conservation initiatives and global development suggestions made during the three-week conference.    The two-day meeting was organized as part of the 12th meeting of the Conven...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:30

Environment chiefs discuss biodiversity

PYEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province (Yonhap) ― A global meeting of environment ministers and heads of related international organizations began in the eastern city of Pyeongchang on Wednesday to discuss wa...

Updated : 2014.10.15 21:29

U.N. biodiversity convention opens in S. Korea

Some 20,000 government officials, environmentalists and businesspeople from around the world gathered in the eastern city of Pyeongchang on Monday for a U.N. environmental convention on biodiversity, the environment ministry said.The 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Con...

Updated : 2014.09.29 14:13

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high: U.N.

GENEVA (AFP) -- Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on Tuesday."We know without any doubt that our climate is changing and our weather is b...

Updated : 2014.09.09 17:07

French experts say underground repository the only viable solution

South Korea is now trying to decide what to do with its spent nuclear fuel, but French experts here say there really is only one option not only for South Korea but any country that produces used nuclear fuel -- deep underground burial of the highly radioactive material.France's search for...

Updated : 2014.09.03 11:49

Korea announces termination of avian influenza

South Korea will soon remove most of the restrictions on farms affected by avian influenza since the first outbreak was confirmed earlier in the year, the government said Wednesday.The de facto declaration of the end of the bird flu comes as the last confirmed case was reported on July 25,...

Updated : 2014.09.03 11:48

U.N. proposes building blocks of new global climate deal

The United Nations proposed a set of building blocks for a new global climate agreement, laying the groundwork for a deal to be reached at the end of next year.The UN presented options for the format of the deal including emissions reductions, climate financing from developed to developing...

Updated : 2014.07.08 21:33

Renewables, nuclear must triple to save climate, UN says

The world needs to triple the energy it gets from renewables, nuclear reactors and power plants that use emissions-capture technology to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, United Nations scientists said. Investments needed to keep climate change within safe limits would shave a frac...

Updated : 2014.04.13 20:00

US plans first cabinet visit to Taiwan in 14 years

The top US environmental official will visit Taiwan in the first trip by a cabinet-level leader from Washington to the Chinese-claimed island in 14 years, officials aid Saturday.Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will travel to Taiwan and Vietnam from ...

Updated : 2014.04.13 13:55