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Korea unveils 2nd phase of climate change measures

The Seoul government on Wednesday released the second phase of its climate change adaptation measures for the next five years, aimed to reduce potential climate change risks and better protect the pu...

Updated : 2015.12.23 16:45

Beijing issues 2nd smog red alert

The Chinese capital city of Beijing issued its second-ever red alert for dangerous acrid smog as it urged citizens to stay indoors, China's state media reported Friday. The red alert, the most serio...

Updated : 2015.12.18 11:00

Korea's sea level up 10 cm in 40 years: data

The sea level around South Korea has risen about 10 centimeters in the last 40 years, a clear sign of global warming impacting the environment, the country's hydrographic administration said Wednesda...

Updated : 2015.12.16 13:35

More potential victims of humidifier disinfectants reported

Hundreds of more potential victims of toxic humidifier disinfectants were reported over the past month amid concerns over the government’s move to stop receiving health damage reports from next year,...

Updated : 2015.12.15 19:25

Korea expected to speed up green drives for Paris deal

South Korea is expected to beef up its anticarbon moves in order to meet the targets of the Paris agreement approved by the global community Saturday. Envoys of 195 countries made a historical accor...

Updated : 2015.12.13 17:47

UN officials warn of climate disaster if Paris pact fails

LE BOURGET, France (AP) – Talks on a universal climate pact shifted to a higher gear Monday with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging governments to set off an ``energy revolution'' to rein in h...

Updated : 2015.12.07 21:07

Korea confirms VW emissions rigging, suspends sales

The government Thursday confirmed that Volkswagen used software to manipulate emissions levels in cars sold in Korea and ordered a recall of over 120,000 vehicles, a decision expected to lead to more...

Updated : 2015.11.26 13:27

World must 'look beyond national horizons' for climate deal: U.N. chief

World leaders must "look beyond national horizons" to secure a "meaningful climate agreement" at U.N. talks in Paris next week, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday. More than 120 heads ...

Updated : 2015.11.26 10:33

Korea, China, Japan to intensify fight against yellow dust

South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to strengthen a joint research project to combat yellow dust originating in China's northern provinces, a local environmental research body said Monday. The ...

Updated : 2015.11.23 11:18

Korea, Canada agree to cooperation on climate change

President Park Geun-hye and her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau agreed Wednesday to closely cooperate on how to cope with challenges posed by climate change. The consensus was reached in their m...

Updated : 2015.11.19 09:27

Korean plane flies back due to heavy smog in China

A passenger jet of a South Korean low-cost carrier bound for China's northeastern city of Harbin has flown back home due to the record heavy smog in China, the company said Wednesday. The ZE861 plan...

Updated : 2015.11.11 10:32

Koreans less concerned about climate change than five years ago: U.S. survey

South Koreans are less concerned about climate change now than they were five years ago, though nearly 90 percent of them think the global challenge will affect them personally at some point in the f...

Updated : 2015.11.10 09:39

World in 'uncharted territory' as greenhouse gases hit new high: UN

GENEVA (AFP) – Concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new high in 2014, the UN said Monday, warning the resulting climate change was moving the world into...

Updated : 2015.11.09 21:07

Korea dedicates 2 new nuclear reactors

South Korea on Monday dedicated two new nuclear reactors that will account for 3 percent of the country's electricity output. South Korea's 23rd and 24th nuclear reactors, built at a cost of 5.31 tr...

Updated : 2015.11.09 16:24

U.N. climate fund finances Korean energy project

The United Nations climate change fund chose Korea’s renewable energy supply model as its first project to fund, the South Korean Finance Ministry said in a press release Friday. In the 11th Green ...

Updated : 2015.11.06 16:39