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S. Korea to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 14 pct by 2030

South Korea plans to soon finalize its long-term commitments to climate change that will require Seoul to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 14 percent from its business-as-usual level by 2030,...

Updated : 2015.06.11 10:14

Most elementary school students deem environment pollution serious

Nine out of 10 elementary school students think that environment pollution is serious, a survey showed Tuesday. An at-home learning program provider “i-Scream Home-Learn” conducted a survey on 22...

Updated : 2015.06.02 14:15

S. Korea urges China to curb illegal fishing in Yellow Sea

South Korea urged China Thursday to take "strong and effective" measures against its fishing ships illegally operating near the inter-Korean sea border. Often appearing in the crab-rich waters aroun...

Updated : 2015.05.21 16:41

Biz lobby urges gov't to ease greenhouse gas emission goal

A major business lobby in South Korea called on the government Wednesday to lower its reduction target for greenhouse gas emissions, saying that it is "impossible" to achieve. The government earlier...

Updated : 2015.05.13 11:05

Environment ministers of S. Korea, China, Japan set for talks

Environment ministers of South Korea, China and Japan were set to hold three-way talks here later this week to jointly address sand storms, smog, maritime pollution and other environmental issues, So...

Updated : 2015.04.29 10:58

Environmental ministers of S. Korea, China, Japan to hold talks

Environmental ministers of South Korea, China and Japan will hold three-way talks later this week to tackle yellow dust, smog and maritime pollution, a South Korean diplomat said Monday. South Korea...

Updated : 2015.04.27 10:24

S. Korea opens way for spent fuel recycling

South Korea Wednesday struck a deal with the United States for the start of full-fledged research into a new technique for spent nuclear fuel recycling that could greatly reduce concerns over storage...

Updated : 2015.04.23 09:20

S. Korea to spend big on clean, renewable energy sector

South Korea will invest over 1.8 trillion won ($1.66 billion) this year to help boost the clean and renewable energy sector with the related market expected to be worth some 4.6 trillion won by 2017,...

Updated : 2015.04.22 10:20

World water forum opens in S. Korea for six-day run

A global water forum kicked off for a six-day run in this southeastern city on Sunday to explore ways to cope with water shortages and other related problems, organizers said. The World Water Forum,...

Updated : 2015.04.12 15:43

Park hails desalination as water shortage solution

President Park Geun-hye said Thursday that a new innovation center in southeast South Korea could play a leading role in addressing the global water crisis. South Korea has emerged as a powerhouse i...

Updated : 2015.04.09 11:59

Park plants national flower on Arbor Day

President Park Geun-hye on Sunday called on people on Arbor Day to join forces in times of difficulty, noting South Korea's successful forestation projects decades ago. Park said the forestation pro...

Updated : 2015.04.05 12:02

Gov't to conduct ecological survey of four major rivers

The environment ministry said Wednesday it will conduct an ecological survey of the nation's four major rivers by 2016 to address various problems revealed last year with the previous administration'...

Updated : 2015.02.25 16:10

Opposition leader calls for shutdown of aged nuclear reactor

The chief of the main opposition party on Tuesday expressed strong opposition to extending the life span of an aged nuclear reactor, saying the government should demonstrate its sincerity about impro...

Updated : 2015.02.24 13:22

S. Korea hit by worst winter yellow dust in 5 years

The worst winter seasonal yellow dust in five years blanketed the Korean Peninsula on Monday, prompting the authorities to issue health warnings against the sandy, chemical-laden wind from China. Ac...

Updated : 2015.02.23 14:12

Worst yellow dust blankets peninsula

The year's worst yellow dust hit much of the nation Sunday, prompting the authorities to issue health warnings against the sandy, chemical-laden wind from China. The Korea Meteorological Administrat...

Updated : 2015.02.23 09:10