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Korea's power demand hits new high amid cold wave

South Korea's power demand soared to an all-time high on Thursday as people turned up their heaters amid a severe cold wave, the government said Thursday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy ...

Updated : 2016.01.21 14:12

Cold wave sweeps most parts of Korea for three consecutive days

Most parts of the country were hit by a severe cold wave early Wednesday morning, with South Korea's weather service issuing a cold wave advisory for the third consecutive day. As of 5 a.m., tempera...

Updated : 2016.01.20 11:42

Cold wave pushes up power demand to record high

South Korea's power demand soared to an all-time high on Tuesday as the country was hit by a severe cold wave, the government said Tuesday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said electricit...

Updated : 2016.01.19 18:04

Korea shuts down nuclear reactor due to warning signal alert

South Korea shut down one of its nuclear reactors on the east coast Tuesday after a warning signal went off indicating a possible problem, the country's atomic energy operator said. The Korea Hydro ...

Updated : 2016.01.19 15:54

No radioactive substances found in tap water following North Korea's nuke test

The metropolitan government said Tuesday it has not detected any radioactive substances in its tap water following North Korea's fourth nuclear bomb test conducted Jan. 6. The Office of Waterworks u...

Updated : 2016.01.19 14:10

First foot-and-mouth disease contracted in 8 months

The animal quarantine authorities of the Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday confirmed the first breakout of foot-and-mouth disease in eight months, vowing stronger watch on the spread of the livestock d...

Updated : 2016.01.12 12:10

Seoul city to revitalize Seochon

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will embark on projects to restore and beautify a neighborhood of traditional Korean houses in central Seoul. The city government plans to build h...

Updated : 2016.01.06 16:50

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