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Military begins environmental impact assessment on THAAD site

South Korea has begun an environmental impact assessment of a local golf course ahead of the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system there, the military said Thursday, speeding up the depl...

Updated : 2017.03.16 11:47

Gov't to toughen monitoring of hepatitis C

The government will strengthen nationwide monitoring of hepatitis C as part of efforts to prevent a mass outbreak from recurring, officials said Monday.Hundreds of South Koreans were infected with the...

Updated : 2017.03.13 10:21

More than half of captive marine mammals in Korea killed: data

More than half of captive marine mammals raised since 1990 in Korean aquariums are killed, data showed Tuesday, prompting concerns about the sub-par conditions in their breeding facilities.Out of 98 l...

Updated : 2017.03.07 15:12

Endangered brown long-eared bat found in eastern Korea

An endangered species of bats has been found in caves in Gangwon Province, a study showed Tuesday. The recent study by Inje County in Gangwon Province indicated that three species of bats -- the brown...

Updated : 2017.03.07 15:11

Bird flu in Korea unlikely to infect humans: health authorities

South Korean health authorities said Tuesday that there is very low risk that the avian influenza virus strain in the country will infect humans.The H5N6 strain of AI is not very contagious when it co...

Updated : 2017.03.07 14:10

Korea confirmed to have 47,000 indigenous species of animals, plants

South Korea is confirmed to have more than 47,000 indigenous species of animals and plants for the first time in 20 years, with more than 100,000 native species presumed to exist on the entire Korean ...

Updated : 2017.02.09 13:03

Half of Koreans say fine dust action plan ‘unsatisfactory’

Amid growing public anxiety over the Korean Peninsula’s gray skies and health risks linked to air pollution, more than half of South Koreans find themselves unsatisfied with the government’s counter...

Updated : 2017.02.01 16:38

Porpoises biggest victims of incidental catches, poaching among whales

Seven out of 10 aquatic mammals accidentally caught in nets or poached in South Korea are finless porpoises, designated as a maritime mammal to be conserved by the government last year, with the numbe...

Updated : 2017.01.12 16:07

Study blames windstorm for warmer Arctic

Excessive warmth in the Arctic was triggered by the entry of a strong Atlantic windstorm, a team of South Korean researchers has revealed. According to a study released Thursday by researchers of the ...

Updated : 2017.01.05 16:33

Korea to reduce greenhouse gases 37% by 2030

South Korea unveiled a set of measures on Tuesday to promote renewable energy usage and expand research and development in order to meet the long-term target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 37...

Updated : 2016.12.06 11:15

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