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‘Energy supply scheme change key to curbing climate change’

It is crucial for Korea to change its energy supply scheme in order to reach the target of the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a renowned environmental activist. “The strongest messag...

Updated : 2016.02.01 09:51

[Herald Interview] Korean science prodigies seek sustainability in school

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Climate change has become a hot global issue of concern, with 195 countries adopting the first-ever legally binding global climate deal at the Paris climate conferen...

Updated : 2016.01.28 16:22

Abu Dhabi a model for sustainable urban city

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has long been a strategic business hub for foreigners with a zero-tax jurisdiction that offers 100 percent foreig...

Updated : 2016.01.28 16:20

Cold spell eases up in Korea

The cold snap that has paralyzed most of South Korea and stranded nearly 90,000 tourists on the country's resort island of Jeju began to ease up Monday afternoon, weather officials said.The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said it has lifted a cold wave warning from 2:00 p.m and a...

Updated : 2016.01.25 16:21

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 and the Korea Power Exchange said electricity demand rose to 82.97 million kilowatts as of 11...

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., temperatures had dropped to minus 13.9 degrees Celsius in Seoul, minus 18.3 degrees in Paju, minus 1...

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 electricity demand hit 82.12 million kilowatts as of 11 a.m., breaking the previous record of 80.15 mil...

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 & Nuclear Power Corp. said the 950,000 kilowatt Hanul No. 1 was shut down at 11:39 a.m. after...

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 under the Seoul municipal government said the tap water for 10 million Seoul citizens has been...

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 di...

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 historic cultural streets in Seochon, or "western village," which stretches out from the weste...

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 public health.The Environment Ministry released the measures set up in four categories -- tec...

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 serious warning for air pollution, forecast that severe smog will blanket Beijing for three days s...

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 Wednesday.  According to the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration, which has kept ...

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, a civic group said Tuesday.The Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health said a ...

Updated : 2015.12.15 19:25