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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

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