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Local Governments Roll Out Initiatives to Cool Off Citizens

Local Governments Roll Out Initiatives to Cool Off Citizens

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — With the temperatures continuing to rise nationwide, local governments are doing their best to keep their communities cool. From automatic shades that spread open when sensors detect a rise in temperatures to special rooftop paint that reflects sunlight, everyone is chipping in to help lower the temperature by even [...]

Seoul to Push for UNESCO Registration of “Candlelight Vigils”

Seoul to Push for UNESCO Registration of “Candlelight Vigils”

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will be pushing for the registration of “candlelight vigils” in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme, an international initiative to protect the documentary heritage of humanity. The historical and cultural asset division of the SMG has commissioned experts to carry out initial research to [...]

Thousands of Chickens Perished Instantly: One Poultry Farm’s Fight Against Scorching Heat

Thousands of Chickens Perished Instantly: One Poultry Farm’s Fight Against Scorching Heat

EUMSEONG, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — When a heat wave warning was issued for all of North Chungcheong Province on Tuesday afternoon, poultry farm owners in the region were naturally on high alert. At one poultry farm measuring 800 square meters in size situated in Maengdong-myeon in the province’s Eunseong-gun, over 17,000 chickens were seen [...]

Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As traces of asbestos continue to be discovered in school classrooms even after the removal of asbestos wall finishes, the government has decided to enforce stronger measures by requiring the steel frames that held the asbestos in place to be dismantled. In addition, the government has ordered schools to [...]

Seven Entertainment Firms to Launch Korean Version of Vevo

Seven Entertainment Firms to Launch Korean Version of Vevo

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s seven leading entertainment companies said Thursday they will launch a joint venture to oversee the global distribution and management of their music videos. The seven entertainment firms — SM, YG, JYP, Big Hit, Mystic, FNC and Star Empire — signed an agreement to launch what is tentatively [...]