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Korea confirmed to have 47,000 indigenous species of animals, plants

South Korea is confirmed to have more than 47,000 indigenous species of animals and plants for the first time in 20 years, with more than 100,000 native species presumed to exist on the entire Korean ...

Updated : 2017.02.09 13:03

Half of Koreans say fine dust action plan ‘unsatisfactory’

Amid growing public anxiety over the Korean Peninsula’s gray skies and health risks linked to air pollution, more than half of South Koreans find themselves unsatisfied with the government’s counter...

Updated : 2017.02.01 16:38

Porpoises biggest victims of incidental catches, poaching among whales

Seven out of 10 aquatic mammals accidentally caught in nets or poached in South Korea are finless porpoises, designated as a maritime mammal to be conserved by the government last year, with the numbe...

Updated : 2017.01.12 16:07

Study blames windstorm for warmer Arctic

Excessive warmth in the Arctic was triggered by the entry of a strong Atlantic windstorm, a team of South Korean researchers has revealed. According to a study released Thursday by researchers of the ...

Updated : 2017.01.05 16:33

Korea to reduce greenhouse gases 37% by 2030

South Korea unveiled a set of measures on Tuesday to promote renewable energy usage and expand research and development in order to meet the long-term target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 37...

Updated : 2016.12.06 11:15

Experts urge regional efforts to tackle fine dust with China in front

Experts stressed the importance of regional cooperation in eradicating air pollution Thursday, also calling for a binding pact that will require each and every country in Northeast Asia to do their utmost.In an international seminar hosted by the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), expe...

Updated : 2016.11.24 14:14

[Weekender] Best places for winter bird-watching

Migratory birds visit South Korea from around October as the air begins to grow cool, heralding the change in season. These winged guests come annually from Russia, China and Mongolia, flying without ...

Updated : 2016.11.18 18:30

[Weekender] Arrival of winter guests

CHEORWON, Gangwon Province -- From October, hundreds of winged guests arrive at Cheorwon, a rural town near the northern border. On a long, arduous journey to southern wintering grounds, about 800 cra...

Updated : 2016.11.18 18:26

Use of disposable cups surges to record volume

Use of disposable cups in South Korea surged to a record-high volume last year mainly due to heavy coffee drinking, government data showed Sunday.The Ministry of Environment said more than 672.4 milli...

Updated : 2016.10.16 13:13

Farmer hit by water cannon in protest dies

A farmer who was hit by a police water cannon during a protest last fall died Sunday.Baek Nam-gi, 69, had been in coma since the water cannon knocked him down during the demonstration on Nov. 14 last year.Seoul National University Hospital pronounced Baek dead of acute renal failure at 2:1...

Updated : 2016.09.25 21:20

Seoul to resume policing operations to protect Han River waters

South Korea will resume its policing operations next month to prevent Chinese fishermen from illegally entering neutral waters of the Han River estuary ahead of the peak season for crab fishing, Seoul...

Updated : 2016.08.31 13:36

Korea's finance minister meets with GCF head

South Korea's finance minister on Thursday held a meeting with the head of the Green Climate Fund to discuss ways to enhance the country's contribution to the development of the organization, the fina...

Updated : 2016.08.11 14:01

Korea to select storage site for high-level nuclear wastes by 2028

South Korea's government said Monday that it will follow the due process of narrowing down different views to build a nuclear depository for high-level radioactive waste on its soil by 2028 in order to avoid a possible conflict over the issue.The government also decided to push to develop ...

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:38

[FEATURE] Cosmetics microbeads threaten sea life

When 29-year-old Kim Seo-young heard that tiny plastic pollutants floating in the sea are consumed by fish and may end up on her dinner plate, she did not know it was due to what she uses every day fo...

Updated : 2016.07.24 16:59

Korea's air traffic reaches record high in H1

Korea's air traffic surged to a record high in the first six months of the year on a sharp increase in international flights to and from the country, the government said Thursday.The country's overall air traffic came to 358,195 flights in the January-June period, up 8.1 percent from the s...

Updated : 2016.07.21 09:33