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Hyundai Heavy Develops Ship with Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms

Hyundai Heavy Develops Ship with Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms

ULSAN, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. said Thursday that it had developed a ship that prevents the spread of pandemics such as the coronavirus. The new vessel comes with an airborne infection isolation room and a ventilation system that fulfills the guidelines set by the Korea Disease Control

Bioenergy is Not ‘Clean’: Civic Group

Bioenergy is Not ‘Clean’: Civic Group

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Research from a Seoul-based civic group claimed that the bioenergy industry – which has been growing at a rapid pace backed by policy support – is actually not as clean as its proponents would have you believe, with its raw material import sources creating human rights and environment problems.

Gov’t to Establish ‘Cancer Data Library’ Covering Entire Life Span of Patients

Gov’t to Establish ‘Cancer Data Library’ Covering Entire Life Span of Patients

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea announced a plan to establish a national cancer data library by collecting a comprehensive range of medical information on domestic cancer patients, including records of their medical treatment and examination before being diagnosed with cancer and their prognosis after being diagnosed with cancer. The national cancer data

Environment is Top Priority Among ESG Initiatives: Survey

Environment is Top Priority Among ESG Initiatives: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Among ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives, which have recently emerged as a central theme for the business community, the environment, particularly the response to climate change and carbon emissions, is often given top priority, a Seoul-based business lobby group said Thursday. The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) conducted

‘Cat Moms’ Step Up to Neuter Stray Cats

‘Cat Moms’ Step Up to Neuter Stray Cats

CHANGWON, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘cat moms’ are stepping up to help neuter stray cats. In Korea, ‘cat moms’ usually refer to cat-friendly caregivers who voluntarily provide food and other help for street cats, which are still shunned by many people due to groundless prejudices still prevailing in the nation: that cats are

Accidents on the Rise as Koreans Flock to Mountains

Accidents on the Rise as Koreans Flock to Mountains

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Hiking accidents are on the rise as an increasing number of young people are visiting nearby mountains as an alternative to indoor exercise following the onset of the coronavirus outbreak. Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Headquarters reported a 33 percent increase in the number of mountain accidents in Seoul

Coronavirus Prompts Changes to Traditional Retirement in Academia

Coronavirus Prompts Changes to Traditional Retirement in Academia

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The pomp and circumstance of retirement ceremonies for university professors has changed significantly following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many schools have either skipped ceremonies or held them online. It has become an even rarer sight for retiring professors to gather students to publish thesis compilations before they

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