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S. Korea urges China to curb illegal fishing in Yellow Sea

South Korea urged China Thursday to take "strong and effective" measures against its fishing ships illegally operating near the inter-Korean sea border.  Often appearing in the crab-rich waters around the Yellow Sea border between the two Koreas, Chinese fishing vessels are a constant pr...

Updated : 2015.05.21 16:41

Biz lobby urges gov't to ease greenhouse gas emission goal

A major business lobby in South Korea called on the government Wednesday to lower its reduction target for greenhouse gas emissions, saying that it is "impossible" to achieve.The government earlier proposed cutting greenhouse gas emission by 30 percent from business-as-usual levels by 2020...

Updated : 2015.05.13 11:05

Environment ministers of S. Korea, China, Japan set for talks

Environment ministers of South Korea, China and Japan were set to hold three-way talks here later this week to jointly address sand storms, smog, maritime pollution and other environmental issues, Sou...

Updated : 2015.04.29 10:58

Environmental ministers of S. Korea, China, Japan to hold talks

Environmental ministers of South Korea, China and Japan will hold three-way talks later this week to tackle yellow dust, smog and maritime pollution, a South Korean diplomat said Monday.   South Korean Environment Minister Yoon Seong-kyu and his Chinese and Japanese counterparts, Chen Ji...

Updated : 2015.04.27 10:24

S. Korea opens way for spent fuel recycling

South Korea Wednesday struck a deal with the United States for the start of full-fledged research into a new technique for spent nuclear fuel recycling that could greatly reduce concerns over storage shortage.Seoul also opened the way to produce low-enriched uranium, a boost to its pursuit...

Updated : 2015.04.23 09:20

S. Korea to spend big on clean, renewable energy sector

South Korea will invest over 1.8 trillion won ($1.66 billion) this year to help boost the clean and renewable energy sector with the related market expected to be worth some 4.6 trillion won by 2017, the government said Wednesday.Under the new measures, approved at an economic ministers' m...

Updated : 2015.04.22 10:20

World water forum opens in S. Korea for six-day run

A global water forum kicked off for a six-day run in this southeastern city on Sunday to explore ways to cope with water shortages and other related problems, organizers said.  The World Water Forum, the seventh of its kind, brings together about 1,800 political leaders, businesspeople a...

Updated : 2015.04.12 15:43

Park hails desalination as water shortage solution

President Park Geun-hye said Thursday that a new innovation center in southeast South Korea could play a leading role in addressing the global water crisis.  South Korea has emerged as a powerhouse in the water treatment and desalination sector at a time when desalination is hailed as a ...

Updated : 2015.04.09 11:59

Park plants national flower on Arbor Day

President Park Geun-hye on Sunday called on people on Arbor Day to join forces in times of difficulty, noting South Korea's successful forestation projects decades ago.Park said the forestation projects in the 1960s and 70s became successful as many people joined together for a long period...

Updated : 2015.04.05 12:02

Gov't to conduct ecological survey of four major rivers

The environment ministry said Wednesday it will conduct an ecological survey of the nation's four major rivers by 2016 to address various problems revealed last year with the previous administration's controversial project to revitalize them.  A signature project of the former President ...

Updated : 2015.02.25 16:10

Opposition leader calls for shutdown of aged nuclear reactor

The chief of the main opposition party on Tuesday expressed strong opposition to extending the life span of an aged nuclear reactor, saying the government should demonstrate its sincerity about improving public safety.  The remarks by Moon Jae-in, chairman of the New Politics Alliance fo...

Updated : 2015.02.24 13:22

S. Korea hit by worst winter yellow dust in 5 years

The worst winter seasonal yellow dust in five years blanketed the Korean Peninsula on Monday, prompting the authorities to issue health warnings against the sandy, chemical-laden wind from China.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, yellow dust warnings were issued at 1...

Updated : 2015.02.23 14:12

Worst yellow dust blankets peninsula

The year's worst yellow dust hit much of the nation Sunday, prompting the authorities to issue health warnings against the sandy, chemical-laden wind from China.  The Korea Meteorological Administration issued yellow dust advisories in Seoul and 16 cities and counties in its surrounding ...

Updated : 2015.02.23 09:10

Korean Peninsula hit by 51 quakes in 2014

A total of 51 earthquakes struck the Korean Peninsula last year, with the strongest temblor measuring 5.1 in magnitude, the government said Sunday.Last year's tally is slightly under the annual average of 52.9 quakes for the 10 years since 2005, according to the Ministry of Public Safety a...

Updated : 2015.02.01 12:59

Korean carbon market trades thin but gains on first day

South Korea's carbon emission market was quiet on the first day of trading on Monday, with the initial price for allowances rising to a level similar to that of the European carbon exchange.The Korea Exchange began the national cap-and-trade system to join the government's efforts to curb ...

Updated : 2015.01.12 16:43