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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

Kerry in Indonesia with climate change high on agenda

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a three-day trip to Jakarta Saturday where he plans to focus on climate change. The Indonesian capital is the last stop in his three-country Asia tour. He tr...

Updated : 2014.02.16 09:47

S. Korea completes construction of 2nd research base in Antarctica

South Korea on Tuesday said it has completed the construction of its second research base in the Antarctic, becoming the 10th country to have more than one research station in the frozen continent. ...

Updated : 2014.02.11 10:17

Quarantine stops over 4,000 pest-infested plants in 2013

South Korea's inspection and quarantine of imported plants successfully prevented the inflow of over 4,000 shipments of pest-infested plants last year, the government said Tuesday. In 2013, the coun...

Updated : 2014.02.11 10:13

Gov't to launch nationwide forecasts of fine dust levels

The environment ministry said Wednesday it will begin nationwide forecasts of fine dust levels this week as part of efforts to cope with the continued inflow of harmful particles from China. The for...

Updated : 2014.02.05 16:07

S. Korea reports new suspected cases of bird flu

Two new suspected bird flu cases have been reported this week, the government said Monday, as quarantine authorities stay on watch for any new signs after heavy traffic of people during the Lunar New...

Updated : 2014.02.03 13:24

S. Korea beefs up quarantine efforts amid wider spread of bird flu

South Korea continued quarantine efforts Tuesday as avian influenza was showing signs of spreading wider. As of Tuesday morning, the virulent H5N8 strain of bird flu has been identified at 25 poultr...

Updated : 2014.01.28 11:33

S. Korea eyes 30-pct cut in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

The government plans to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from business-as-usual levels in 2020 to help stem global warming, the environment ministry said Tuesday. The plan...

Updated : 2014.01.28 11:19