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South Korea to Help Developing Countries Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

South Korea to Help Developing Countries Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will help developing countries reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases by offering technological support, the science ministry has said. According to a long-term climate technology cooperation plan announced by the Ministry of Science and ICT on Monday, South Korea will help developing countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with [...]

S. Korea to Open Asia’s Largest Arboretum with Released Siberian Tigers Next Week

S. Korea to Open Asia’s Largest Arboretum with Released Siberian Tigers Next Week

BONGHWA, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s forest authorities said Tuesday they plan to open an arboretum with two Siberian tigers strolling in a “tiger forest” in southeastern South Korea next week as part of efforts to preserve the endangered species in the wild. The Korea Forest Service will open to the public on [...]

No More Umbrella Bags in Seoul

No More Umbrella Bags in Seoul

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul has announced plans to do away with disposable plastic umbrella covers starting from next month. The Seoul Metropolitan Government will no longer use plastic umbrella bags at public buildings and subway stations from May as part of efforts to reduce the use of disposable products. “In light of the [...]

For-Profit Parks Encourage Emissions Reductions

For-Profit Parks Encourage Emissions Reductions

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The agriculture ministry has announced plans for major park projects that should reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate profits for the private enterprises that develop them. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Sunday, major park projects in Saemangeum and North Gyeongsang Province will be undertaken [...]

S. Korean Pro Football Adopts Rule on Fine Dust

S. Korean Pro Football Adopts Rule on Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s pro football governing body on Friday approved a rule on fine dust to protect the players and fans from bad air quality. The K League said its board members approved a rule that allow match officials to cancel matches when fine dust advisories are issued. According to the rule, if fine dust advisories are issued in between three hours prior to the [...]

Agriculture Officials Encourage Organic Food Waste Processing

Agriculture Officials Encourage Organic Food Waste Processing

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean agriculture officials are encouraging organic food waste processing using insects. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) said on Tuesday it has set out a system both in terms of technology and policy to promote food waste bioconversion by environmentally beneficial insects Ptecticus tenebrifers. Each Ptecticus tenebrifer can consume between [...]

Seoul Metro Halves Escalator Repair Time Using IoT Technology

Seoul Metro Halves Escalator Repair Time Using IoT Technology

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro has managed to cut its typical escalator repair time nearly in half using Internet of Things technology. The state-owned transport company said on Tuesday that the average time spent fixing an escalator dropped from 56 minutes to 37 minutes, down 37 percent, after the adoption of IoT technology [...]