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OECD urges Korea to raise goal for emissions reduction

South Korea is backpedaling on its green growth pledge as the current administration’s emissions reduction goal is lower than that set by the former administration, the deputy secretary-general of t...

Updated : 2016.05.26 16:58

Government policy coordination organization to lead climate change policies

South Korea's Cabinet on Tuesday approved revisions to a set of the enforcement ordinances on green growth and carbon emissions trading to have the Office for Government Policy Coordination spearhead...

Updated : 2016.05.17 13:04

Holiday weather not so festive

Following the unexpected rain Tuesday, powerful gusts are sweeping across Korea due to a sudden low pressure in the East Sea. The Korea Meteorological Administration issued nationwide strong wind al...

Updated : 2016.05.04 16:33

Gov't to conduct full-scale probe into biocides

South Korea's government said Tuesday it will conduct a nationwide investigation into all biocides circulated in the country amid growing public outcry against the South Korean unit of the British co...

Updated : 2016.05.03 21:23

Japan's quake could affect Korea in upcoming years: geologist

The possibility of an earthquake with a magnitude of up to 5.5 occurring on the Korean Peninsula in the next several years cannot be ruled out in the wake of Japan's latest quakes, a geologist here s...

Updated : 2016.04.20 15:46

Korea, NASA to partner on air pollution study

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration will send two science planes to South Korea next week to conduct an air pollution study in cooperation with the Asian country's environment rese...

Updated : 2016.04.19 16:59

Released dolphin confirmed to have given birth in wild, set new precedent

A team of South Korean researchers said Monday an Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin released into the wild is confirmed to have successfully given birth, heralding the unprecedented birth. The marine ...

Updated : 2016.04.18 17:28

Int'l study finds vast magma storage beneath Mt. Paektu

A massive magma storage region seems to exist beneath Mount Paektu along the border between North Korea and China, an international study showed. It may be related to volcanic unrest observed on the...

Updated : 2016.04.16 09:27

Fine dust hits capital area for 3rd day

The Seoul metropolitan area is under a fine dust advisory for the third consecutive day on Sunday. The city government issued the advisory for the city at noon as its 25 ward offices recorded an ave...

Updated : 2016.04.10 15:21

Korea again rejects Volkswagen's recall plan

South Korea's environment ministry said Wednesday that it has again rejected Volkswagen's plan to recall its vehicles built to sidestep emissions tests sold in the country, citing the plan's insuffic...

Updated : 2016.03.23 20:14

Korea confirms 2 additional FMD outbreaks

Two additional outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease have been confirmed in South Korea, the government said Tuesday, stirring up fears that the livestock disease is rapidly spreading in the country's ...

Updated : 2016.03.15 16:36

Korea confirms additional FMD outbreak

An additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in South Korea, rekindling concerns that the livestock disease may further spread widely, the government said Friday. Pigs at a sw...

Updated : 2016.03.11 16:16

Korea confirms two additional FMD cases

Two more cases of foot-and-mouth disease have been confirmed in South Korea, rekindling concerns that the animal disease could spread across the nation, the government said Thursday. Pigs at farms i...

Updated : 2016.02.18 09:49

‘Energy supply scheme change key to curbing climate change’

It is crucial for Korea to change its energy supply scheme in order to reach the target of the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a renowned environmental activist. “The strongest mess...

Updated : 2016.02.01 09:51

[Herald Interview] Korean science prodigies seek sustainability in school

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Climate change has become a hot global issue of concern, with 195 countries adopting the first-ever legally binding global climate deal at the Paris climate confere...

Updated : 2016.01.28 16:22