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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 be...

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 agre...

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 ser...

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 Yeo...

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 co...

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 w...

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,...

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 s...

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 nuc...

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 dec...

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 form...

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 scien...

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 ...

Updated : 2014.04.13 13:55

Seoul, Beijing join hands to tackle fine dust

Seoul City signed an agreement with Beijing Thursday to make joint efforts in tackling air pollution, including hazardous ultrafine dust that has been increasingly affecting Northeast Asia. The agre...

Updated : 2014.04.03 15:49

Seoul issues ultrafine dust advisory

The Seoul municipal government issued an ultrafine dust advisory Monday, urging people to stay indoors. The measure was taken at around noon, after Seoul’s atmospheric concentration levels of “parti...

Updated : 2014.02.24 19:57