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Gangwon Province Desperately Awaits Cold Weather

Gangwon Province Desperately Awaits Cold Weather

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Ski resorts and winter festival organizers in Gangwon Province are concerned with the unseasonably warm weather as they prepare for the start of the winter season. The Korea Meteorological Administration said the average temperature in the province between Nov. 1-21 stood at 8.6 degrees Celsius, which was 2 degrees [...]

Air Busan Launches Eco-friendly Flight

Air Busan Launches Eco-friendly Flight

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Air Busan Co., a budget carrier unit of Asiana Airlines Inc., said Thursday it has launched eco-friendly flight initiatives, including the deployment of aircraft mounted with highly efficient new engines. The company announced that the BX 747 flight from Incheon to Bangkok will be operated under the eco-friendly theme [...]

Ban on Disposable Items to be Expanded to Convenience Stores, Restaurants

Ban on Disposable Items to be Expanded to Convenience Stores, Restaurants

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — An environmental regulation banning plastic bags in large retail stores will be expanded to convenience stores starting this week while the use of disposable cups, cutlery and other items will be prohibited at restaurants and cafeterias, officials said Wednesday. The ban on plastic bags, currently applicable to stores with [...]

More than 10,000 Birds Killed in Collisions with Windows Every Year: Data

More than 10,000 Birds Killed in Collisions with Windows Every Year: Data

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 40,000 birds have died after running into glass and soundproof walls in the last four years, data showed Monday. Naturing, an open platform for nature-watching, said that since July 2018, 3,497 of its members found 38,084 birds killed in collisions with glass buildings and transparent soundproof walls [...]

Population of Common Biological Species Plummets in S. Korea

Population of Common Biological Species Plummets in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent scientific reports have described a sharp decline in global vertebrate populations, and South Korea does not appear to be immune to the decline in the diversity of species. According to Choi Chang-yong, a forestry science professor at Seoul National University, the population of swallows plunged from 2,289 per [...]

Aftermath of Seoul Fireworks Festival Hurts Natural Habitat

Aftermath of Seoul Fireworks Festival Hurts Natural Habitat

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul International Fireworks Festival was held at Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul on Saturday. Hosted by Hanwha Group and sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the festival has been held in September or October every year since 2000. Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, [...]

Seoul City to Deploy Expert Investigators to Deal with Animal Abuse

Seoul City to Deploy Expert Investigators to Deal with Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Judicial Police announced that it will recruit additional investigators for an effective crackdown on animal abuse, which has become a growing problem in the city. The Judicial Police recently organized an animal abuse task force comprised of 12 expert investigators including veterinarians. A police report [...]

Seoul City to Drastically Enhance Flood Prevention Systems

Seoul City to Drastically Enhance Flood Prevention Systems

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government unveiled measures to drastically enhance its flood response systems Thursday, including upgraded disaster prevention targets, deep underground rainwater tunnels and advanced evacuation warning systems. The 10-year comprehensive plan came two months after a record-breaking rainfall in early August left 14 people dead and six others [...]

DSME Completes Test of CO2 Capture Unit

DSME Completes Test of CO2 Capture Unit

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) said Thursday it has finished testing an onboard carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (OCCS) unit. The new system has been tested on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier and is expected to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, DSME [...]

Seoul to Ban Grade 4 Diesel Vehicles from Downtown for Emission Reduction

Seoul to Ban Grade 4 Diesel Vehicles from Downtown for Emission Reduction

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government will additionally ban Grade 4 diesel vehicles, the second lowest in the country’s five-tier emission standard, from the city’s central areas starting in 2025 with a goal of dramatically reducing air pollutants, the mayor said Wednesday. Mayor Oh Se-hoon announced the measure as part of a broader [...]