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Air pollution causes 14,000 additional deaths a year in Korea: report

About 14,000 people are dying prematurely every year in South Korea as a result of air pollution, a medical professor said Monday, citing a report by the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Eval...

Updated : 2017.06.12 16:49

Korea, Japan, China agree to beef up cooperation on Arctic issues

South Korea, Japan and China agreed Thursday to strengthen cooperation for environmental protection and scientific research in the Arctic, the foreign ministry said."Climate change is affecting the vu...

Updated : 2017.06.08 15:22

GGGI head praises shutdown of coal power plants in Korea

President Moon Jae-in's decision to shut down aged coal-fired power plants is a very encouraging first step toward switching one of the world's largest nuclear-powered countries into a renewable energ...

Updated : 2017.06.04 09:05

Korea to open six dammed reservoirs to improve inland water quality

The South Korean government said Monday six dammed reservoirs set aside for irrigation will remain open from Thursday as part of an effort to prevent water quality from deteriorating further.Six out o...

Updated : 2017.05.29 12:41

Local builders jittery about new govt. eco-friendly energy policy

Environment-friendly energy policies pledged by the Moon Jae-in administration are raising concerns among local builders, which fear power plant construction projects may take a hit, industry official...

Updated : 2017.05.25 09:21

Fine dust included as category in emergency disaster mobile messaging

The government will send an emergency message to people in Seoul and its satellite cities via mobile phone if severe fine dust is forecast in the region, the public security ministry said Sunday. "Onc...

Updated : 2017.04.16 17:48

Seoul schools to minimize outdoor activities when fine dust levels rise

Students in Seoul will be prohibited from participating in outdoor activities when fine dust levels are high, the city’s education authority said Monday, as it steps up measures to prevent health dam...

Updated : 2017.04.13 16:56

Korea to expand project keeping wild boars from threatening residents

The Environment Ministry said Wednesday that it will expand a project to prevent wild boars inhabiting Mount Bukhan in Seoul and neighboring Gyeonggi Province from entering downtown areas, as the anim...

Updated : 2017.04.05 12:03

Air pollution aggravates Parkinson's disease

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of aggravating Parkinson's disease and may cause neurological disease progression, a study showed Friday. According to the study by Kim Ho at Seoul National Un...

Updated : 2017.03.24 11:29

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