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KAIST Develops Technology to Transform CO2 into Building Material

KAIST Develops Technology to Transform CO2 into Building Material

DAEJEON, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (KAIST) announced on Monday that it had developed new technology that can be employed to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into value-added resources such as building materials. The KAIST research team succeeded in transforming CO2 into a carbonate by using a hollow [...]

Suhyup Chief Demands Japan Cancel Plan to Release Radioactive Water

Suhyup Chief Demands Japan Cancel Plan to Release Radioactive Water

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The head of South Korea’s National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives on Thursday demanded that Tokyo withdraw its plan to discharge radioactive water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. Im Joon-taek, chairman of the federation, also known as Suhyup, met with Masato Nagai, a councilor from the Japanese embassy, [...]

Seoul City Program Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 247,000 Tons

Seoul City Program Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 247,000 Tons

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government said Thursday its energy saving program reduced greenhouse gas emissions by over 247,000 tons from April through September. Members of Seoul’s “Eco-Mileage” program reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 247,137 tons, up 70 percent from the same period last year, creating the same effect as planting [...]

Korea Polar Research Institute Claims Melting Glaciers Can Raise Temperature of East Asia

Korea Polar Research Institute Claims Melting Glaciers Can Raise Temperature of East Asia

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) announced Monday that it has discovered a scientific principle on how glacier melt in the Antarctica warms up the East Asian region. It has been commonly understood that the cold water from melting glaciers lowers the surface temperature of the Antarctic sea, which [...]

Contaminants from China Enter Seoul After 2 Days: Study

Contaminants from China Enter Seoul After 2 Days: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A joint research team from South Korea and China has revealed that contaminants from China enter Seoul’s atmosphere after just two days, causing high concentrations of fine dust. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Chinese Academy of Sciences announced Thursday that they had scientifically proven how [...]

SK Telecom Succeeds in Recycling Radomes, Plastic Communication Antenna Enclosures

SK Telecom Succeeds in Recycling Radomes, Plastic Communication Antenna Enclosures

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. announced on Monday that it succeeded in recycling radomes, plastic communications antenna enclosures, for the first time in the industry. This milestone was achieved in collaboration with High Gain Antenna Co., a domestic antenna-producing firm. The recycled radome acquired GR (Good Recycled Product) certification from the [...]

Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese government is attempting to release contaminated water from a disabled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The primary reason, as anticipated by experts, is the low cost. It costs less to release the water to the sea than by air. Initially, the Japanese government considered three separate means [...]

Interest in Tritium Grows with Fukushima Set to Release Contaminated Water

Interest in Tritium Grows with Fukushima Set to Release Contaminated Water

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — As the Japanese government is set to confirm its decision about releasing contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea on Oct. 27, interest is growing over what impact radioactive materials could have on the human body. Despite Japan’s claim that it has purified the contaminated [...]