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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

S. Korea struggles to prevent spread of bird flu

South Korea continued quarantine efforts to prevent a further spread of bird flu Monday, as a 12-hour lockdown went into effect at all poultry farms in three provinces. The lockdown, also known as s...

Updated : 2014.01.27 14:04

Gov't mulls nationwide lockdown amid spread of bird flu

The government is considering imposing a lockdown at all poultry farms throughout the country as avian influenza was showing signs of further spreading, officials said Sunday. A nationwide lockdown,...

Updated : 2014.01.26 13:46

Gov’t. confirms Buan cases as AI infection

The government on Sunday confirmed that the birds from two duck farms in Buan, North Jeolla Province were infected with avian influenza virus. There are now three duck farms with confirmed cases of ...

Updated : 2014.01.19 15:31

China bans shellfish imports from U.S. West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) ― China has suspended imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, cutting off one of the biggest export markets for Northwest companies and prompting fears of a months-long shutdown. ...

Updated : 2013.12.16 19:49

U.S. Navy expands sonar testing despite troubling signs

This undated image provided by the SOCAL-BRS project shows a researcher tagging a blue whale off the coast of Southern California. (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) ― The U.S. Navy plans to increase sonar testin...

Updated : 2013.12.16 19:49

Rival parties clash over spy agency reform after Jang's execution

Rival political parties in South Korea clashed Monday over the scope of reforming the state spy agency's operations in the wake of the execution of North Korea's No. 2 man. The ruling Saenuri Party ...

Updated : 2013.12.16 16:06