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Diesel construction equipment also blamed for dust pollution

Diesel cars are being blamed as the main culprit of the chronic fine dust pollution in the country, but studies indicate that diesel construction equipment is also a big part of the problem, according to experts on Friday.A tally from the Ministry of Land, infrastructure and Transport show...

Updated : 2016.05.27 09:55

OECD urges Korea to raise goal for emissions reduction

South Korea is backpedaling on its green growth pledge as the current administration’s emissions reduction goal is lower than that set by the former administration, the deputy secretary-general of th...

Updated : 2016.05.26 16:58

Government policy coordination organization to lead climate change policies

South Korea's Cabinet on Tuesday approved revisions to a set of the enforcement ordinances on green growth and carbon emissions trading to have the Office for Government Policy Coordination spearhead the country's climate change policies.According to the revisions, the office under the pri...

Updated : 2016.05.17 13:04

Holiday weather not so festive

Following the unexpected rain Tuesday, powerful gusts are sweeping across Korea due to a sudden low pressure in the East Sea. The Korea Meteorological Administration issued nationwide strong wind aler...

Updated : 2016.05.04 16:33

Gov't to conduct full-scale probe into biocides

South Korea's government said Tuesday it will conduct a nationwide investigation into all biocides circulated in the country amid growing public outcry against the South Korean unit of the British consumer product firm Oxy Reckitt Benckiser.   Oxy is currently being probed by state prose...

Updated : 2016.05.03 21:23

Japan's quake could affect Korea in upcoming years: geologist

The possibility of an earthquake with a magnitude of up to 5.5 occurring on the Korean Peninsula in the next several years cannot be ruled out in the wake of Japan's latest quakes, a geologist here said, citing a pattern of seismic activity.But the presumed quake, even if realized, will ca...

Updated : 2016.04.20 15:46

Korea, NASA to partner on air pollution study

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration will send two science planes to South Korea next week to conduct an air pollution study in cooperation with the Asian country's environment research body, government officials said Tuesday.The National Institute of Environmental Resear...

Updated : 2016.04.19 16:59

Released dolphin confirmed to have given birth in wild, set new precedent

A team of South Korean researchers said Monday an Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin released into the wild is confirmed to have successfully given birth, heralding the unprecedented birth.The marine mammal, called Sampal and believed to be aged between 13 and 15, is presumed to have delivere...

Updated : 2016.04.18 17:28

Int'l study finds vast magma storage beneath Mt. Paektu

A massive magma storage region seems to exist beneath Mount Paektu along the border between North Korea and China, an international study showed.It may be related to volcanic unrest observed on the enigmatic volcano in the early 2000s, according to the results of a research project publish...

Updated : 2016.04.16 09:27

Fine dust hits capital area for 3rd day

The Seoul metropolitan area is under a fine dust advisory for the third consecutive day on Sunday.The city government issued the advisory for the city at noon as its 25 ward offices recorded an average fine dust concentration of 159 micrograms per cubic meter.The advisory is issued when th...

Updated : 2016.04.10 15:21

Korea again rejects Volkswagen's recall plan

South Korea's environment ministry said Wednesday that it has again rejected Volkswagen's plan to recall its vehicles built to sidestep emissions tests sold in the country, citing the plan's insufficiency.The German carmaker recently submitted its recall plan to the Ministry of Environment...

Updated : 2016.03.23 20:14

Korea confirms 2 additional FMD outbreaks

Two additional outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease have been confirmed in South Korea, the government said Tuesday, stirring up fears that the livestock disease is rapidly spreading in the country's central area.Pigs at two swine farms in Nonsan in the central region of South Chungcheong P...

Updated : 2016.03.15 16:36

Korea confirms additional FMD outbreak

An additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in South Korea, rekindling concerns that the livestock disease may further spread widely, the government said Friday.Pigs at a swine farm in Nonsan in the central region of South Chungcheong Province tested positive for th...

Updated : 2016.03.11 16:16

Korea confirms two additional FMD cases

Two more cases of foot-and-mouth disease have been confirmed in South Korea, rekindling concerns that the animal disease could spread across the nation, the government said Thursday.Pigs at farms in Gongju and Cheonan in the central region of South Chungcheong Province tested positive for ...

Updated : 2016.02.18 09:49

‘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