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[Graphic News] S. Korea faces severe drought

Most regions of the country are suffering a severe drought particularly Seoul City and its surrounding areas, officials said Wednesday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the a...

Updated : 2015.10.07 22:11

Korean professor elected to lead U.N. panel on climate change

A South Korean sustainable development expert was elected as the new chief of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Tuesday, the organization said. Lee Hoe-sung, a Korea University profes...

Updated : 2015.10.07 09:44

Wildland fire forum to kick off in Pyeongchang

The world’s leading authorities in nature, forest and culture will kick off the sixth International Wildland Fire Conference next month, the South Korean forest agency said Tuesday. With the theme...

Updated : 2015.09.29 17:40

Pope calls for tackling climate change

Pope Francis called Wednesday for urgent efforts to tackle climate change, calling it a problem that shouldn't be passed onto future generations, as he delivered his first address on a landmark visit...

Updated : 2015.09.24 10:29

Limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius ‘achievable’

Participants attend the DDPP conference in Paris on Monday. Attendants included SDSN executive director Guido Schmidt-Traub (from left), DDPP director Jim Williams, IDDRI scientific director Michel C...

Updated : 2015.09.17 19:33

Korea boosts presence in Indonesian forest industry

South Korean President Park Geun-hye (far left), Korea Forest Service Minister Shin Won-sop (second from left), Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Zulkifli Hasan (third from left) and In...

Updated : 2015.09.03 18:40

KFS spreads state-of-the-art forest leisure know-how to Indonesia

Korea Forest Service Minister Shin Won-sop (eighth from left) and South Korean forest authorities visit Korindo Group’s lush forest plantation in Kalimantan, Indonesia, on July 2, 2013. (Korea Fores...

Updated : 2015.09.03 18:39

Korea Forest Service adds to urban greenery

The Korea Forest Service joined hands with citizens and entrepreneurs to bring green forests to hectic urban societies, spurring sustainable urban living in Korea. KFS, the state agency for afforest...

Updated : 2015.09.03 09:49

Environmentalists to sue state over cable car plan

Environmentalists vowed Tuesday to launch a legal battle against the government over its recent decision to allow the construction of a cable car in one of the country’s most preserved national parks...

Updated : 2015.09.01 17:33

S. Korea pledges cooperation for fight against climate change

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Monday pledged that South Korea will work closely with the international community to curb climate change affecting the Arctic and to ensure the sustainable developme...

Updated : 2015.09.01 09:45

[Newsmaker] Cable car approval touches off dispute

The government’s decision to allow the construction of a second cable car route on Mount Seoraksan last week drew mixed reactions over the weekend, with civic groups blasting authorities for ignorin...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:49

Environment ministry OKs controversial cable car on Mount Seorak

The Ministry of Environment on Friday gave its approval for a cable car to be set up on a popular mountain range near South Korea's eastern coast, a plan that has been criticized for its potential ha...

Updated : 2015.08.28 20:57

Mountain cable car plan mired in controversy

Controversy is escalating over environmental impacts and the economic feasibility of a cable car that the local government is pushing to construct at one of the country’s most scenic and best-preser...

Updated : 2015.08.26 17:51

[Photo News] Winners of SNUE-Korea Herald English Contest

ENGLISH CONTEST -- Winners of the sixth Seoul National University of Education-Korea Herald English Contest pose during the award ceremony at the British Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday, along with (fr...

Updated : 2015.08.05 18:34

White House cites Korea's carbon emission cut pledge as sign of growing international momentum

The White House on Monday cited South Korea's commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions as an example that shows international momentum is building on the cause, as President Barack Obama announced ...

Updated : 2015.08.04 09:07