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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Samsung Electronics Unveils Vision for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Samsung Electronics Unveils Vision for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will try to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 as part of its efforts to tackle the worsening climate crisis and increase the use of renewable energy. Samsung, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of electronic devices and semiconductors, said it will try to [...]

Flood-hit Southern Seoul Concerned About Further Damage from Typhoon Hinnamnor

Flood-hit Southern Seoul Concerned About Further Damage from Typhoon Hinnamnor

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Concerns were growing among residents of some southern districts in Seoul on Monday as approaching Typhoon Hinnamnor threatened further damage for the areas already devastated by a historic rainfall about a month ago. The super typhoon was moving northward to the Korean Peninsula, bringing rain and wind to much [...]

S. Korea Braces for Typhoon Hinnamnor; Southern Part Forecast to be Hit Hard

S. Korea Braces for Typhoon Hinnamnor; Southern Part Forecast to be Hit Hard

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Typhoon Hinnamnor is forecast to make landfall near the southern city of Busan early next week, the state weather agency said Saturday. The powerful typhoon is forecast to land 70 kilometers southwest of the port city at 9 a.m. next Tuesday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The [...]