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Korea boosts presence in Indonesian forest industry

South Korean President Park Geun-hye (far left), Korea Forest Service Minister Shin Won-sop (second from left), Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Zulkifli Hasan (third from left) and Ind...

Updated : 2015.09.03 18:40

KFS spreads state-of-the-art forest leisure know-how to Indonesia

Korea Forest Service Minister Shin Won-sop (eighth from left) and South Korean forest authorities visit Korindo Group’s lush forest plantation in Kalimantan, Indonesia, on July 2, 2013. (Korea Forest...

Updated : 2015.09.03 18:39

Korea Forest Service adds to urban greenery

The Korea Forest Service joined hands with citizens and entrepreneurs to bring green forests to hectic urban societies, spurring sustainable urban living in Korea. KFS, the state agency for afforestat...

Updated : 2015.09.03 09:49

Environmentalists to sue state over cable car plan

Environmentalists vowed Tuesday to launch a legal battle against the government over its recent decision to allow the construction of a cable car in one of the country’s most preserved national parks. Several environmental groups, including Green Korea United, said they would seek revocat...

Updated : 2015.09.01 17:33

S. Korea pledges cooperation for fight against climate change

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Monday pledged that South Korea will work closely with the international community to curb climate change affecting the Arctic and to ensure the sustainable development of the polar region.Yun made the pledge during the Conference on Global Leadership in th...

Updated : 2015.09.01 09:45

[Newsmaker] Cable car approval touches off dispute

The government’s decision to allow the construction of a second cable car route on Mount Seoraksan last week drew mixed reactions over the weekend, with civic groups blasting authorities for ignoring...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:49

Environment ministry OKs controversial cable car on Mount Seorak

The Ministry of Environment on Friday gave its approval for a cable car to be set up on a popular mountain range near South Korea's eastern coast, a plan that has been criticized for its potential harm to the regional environment. The construction plan calls for a 3.5-kilometer long cable ...

Updated : 2015.08.28 20:57

Mountain cable car plan mired in controversy

Controversy is escalating over environmental impacts and the economic feasibility of a cable car that the local government is pushing to construct at one of the country’s most scenic and best-preserv...

Updated : 2015.08.26 17:51

[Photo News] Winners of SNUE-Korea Herald English Contest

ENGLISH CONTEST -- Winners of the sixth Seoul National University of Education-Korea Herald English Contest pose during the award ceremony at the British Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday, along with (fro...

Updated : 2015.08.05 18:34

White House cites Korea's carbon emission cut pledge as sign of growing international momentum

The White House on Monday cited South Korea's commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions as an example that shows international momentum is building on the cause, as President Barack Obama announced a deeper carbon emissions reduction pledge."We also saw significant commitment in just the ...

Updated : 2015.08.04 09:07

Typhoon Halola approaching Korean Peninsula

The Korean Peninsula will come under the direct influence of Typhoon Halola this weekend, bringing rain, wind gusts and rough surf, South Korea's state weather agency said Saturday.Halola, the 12th typhoon of this year, is marching toward Japan and Korea at the speed of 15 kilometers per h...

Updated : 2015.07.25 13:05

[Graphic News] New disposal system reduces household waste

 The amount of Korean household waste has fallen sharply over the past 20 years thanks to the introduction of a new disposable system, a report showed Wednesday. Since 1995, the government has implem...

Updated : 2015.07.08 21:08

U.N. chief welcomes S. Korea's commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes commitments by South Korea and China to curb greenhouse gas emissions, his spokesman said Tuesday.  Earlier in the day, South Korea offered to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent by 2030 from 850.6 million tons of carbon dioxide equivale...

Updated : 2015.07.01 09:26

S. Korea offers to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 pct by 2030

South Korea offered to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent by 2030, officials said Tuesday, an ambitious commitment ahead of a crucial global climate conference.  The contribution means that South Korea's overall emissions will stand at 535 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalen...

Updated : 2015.06.30 15:03

S. Korea to begin preparation for disposal of spent nuclar fuel

South Korea will soon begin preparation for permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel, the government said Monday, a move that will include what will likely be an arduous process of selecting where the highly radioactive materials will be buried.  The move comes as the Public Engagement C...

Updated : 2015.06.29 09:29