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Korean Peninsula hit by 51 quakes in 2014

A total of 51 earthquakes struck the Korean Peninsula last year, with the strongest temblor measuring 5.1 in magnitude, the government said Sunday. Last year's tally is slightly under the annual ave...

Updated : 2015.02.01 12:59

Korean carbon market trades thin but gains on first day

South Korea's carbon emission market was quiet on the first day of trading on Monday, with the initial price for allowances rising to a level similar to that of the European carbon exchange. The Kor...

Updated : 2015.01.12 16:43

Korean Peninsula hit by 49 quakes in 2014

A total of 49 earthquakes with a magnitude 2.0 or greater struck the Korean Peninsula last year, with the strongest temblor measuring 5.1 in magnitude, the state weather agency said Thursday. Last y...

Updated : 2015.01.08 12:06

Seoul calls for energy cooperation in Northeast Asia

Countries in Northeast Asia should beef up energy cooperation in a bid to bring peace and security to the region where a lack of trust has intensified geopolitical conflicts, a ranking Seoul diplomat...

Updated : 2014.12.12 09:23

Faulty alloy still in use in S. Korean atomic power plants: Greenpeace

Greenpeace International claimed Wednesday that a defective nickel-based alloy has been in use in core parts of South Korean nuclear power plants, exposing the country to the risk of massive leaks of...

Updated : 2014.12.03 15:41

S. Korea plans to cut energy use by 4.1 pct by 2017

South Korea seeks to reduce its use of energy by 4.1 percent from its business-as-usual (BAU) level in 2017 that will also help cut its greenhouse gas emissions, the government said Tuesday. Under a...

Updated : 2014.12.02 11:05

S. Korea, 20 other countries to contribute US$9.4 bln to climate fund

South Korea and 20 other countries promised Thursday to contribute a combined US$9.4 billion to a U.N. climate fund over the next four years, the finance ministry said. The United States and Japan p...

Updated : 2014.11.21 09:26

S. Korea, China, Japan to conduct joint fine-dust research

State-run environmental research institutes of South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to conduct joint research on ways to tackle fine dust pollution and strengthen cooperation over the issue, Seou...

Updated : 2014.11.14 09:48

S. Korea, China to discuss ways to cut fine dust

The environment ministers of South Korea and China will meet in Beijing this week to discuss concrete plans to reduce fine dust emissions, Seoul’s Environment Ministry said Wednesday. The meeting be...

Updated : 2014.11.12 20:58

Korea, Vietnam to boost cooperation on the environment

South Korea and Vietnam agreed Monday to expand their cooperation in environmental fields such as biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of biological resources, officials here said. The agre...

Updated : 2014.10.27 20:38

Soil contamination near smelter serious: environmental group

An environmental group on Thursday called for a thorough probe into soil pollution and the health of residents near a smelter in a southeastern county, claiming that the surrounding soil has been ser...

Updated : 2014.10.23 16:37

S. Korea's Yeosu to host int'l ocean forum on climate change

South Korea will this week host an international ocean forum partly aimed at discussing ways to fight climate change and deal with changing ocean environments, the government said Wednesday. The Yeo...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:21

High-level meeting of U.N. biodiversity conference adopts 'Gangwon Declaration'

A high-level meeting of a U.N. biodiversity conference ended Thursday, adopting a declaration that summarizes conservation initiatives and global development suggestions made during the three-week co...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:30

Environment chiefs discuss biodiversity

PYEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province (Yonhap) ― A global meeting of environment ministers and heads of related international organizations began in the eastern city of Pyeongchang on Wednesday to discuss w...

Updated : 2014.10.15 21:29

U.N. biodiversity convention opens in S. Korea

Some 20,000 government officials, environmentalists and businesspeople from around the world gathered in the eastern city of Pyeongchang on Monday for a U.N. environmental convention on biodiversity,...

Updated : 2014.09.29 14:13