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Black Santa Stages One-Man Rally at UN Conference to Draw Attention to Environmental Issues

Black Santa Stages One-Man Rally at UN Conference to Draw Attention to Environmental Issues

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A ‘Black Santa’ appeared at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC held in Katowice, Poland on Tuesday. As if he had just come out of a chimney, the Santa had black stains on his clothes, beard, and his face. The Santa was actually Choi Yul, president of the [...]

Maker of Radon-emitting Mattresse Refuses State Arbitration Decision

Maker of Radon-emitting Mattresse Refuses State Arbitration Decision

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Daijin Bed Co., a South Korean mattress maker, has refused to accept the local consumer agency’s call for it to compensate victims of products that contained a harmful radioactive substance, officials of the agency said Sunday. Late last month, the company told the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) that it [...]

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of eco-friendly cars made by Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister company Kia Motors Corp. jumped 2.1-fold in the first 11 months of this year, on strong domestic and overseas demand, industry data showed Sunday. The two flagship companies of Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth largest automotive [...]

E-Mart Brings Charging Stations and Car-Sharing to Parking Lots

E-Mart Brings Charging Stations and Car-Sharing to Parking Lots

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc. outlets’ parking lots will be renovated into multipurpose facilities that will provide charging stations for electric vehicles as well space to accommodate car-sharing vehicles. E-Mart, in collaboration with Straffic, South Korea’s leading company in traffic management systems, will open Electro Hyper Charger Stations at six of its [...]

New Pohang Generator Uses Everyday Waste to Produce Electricity

New Pohang Generator Uses Everyday Waste to Produce Electricity

POHANG, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province will begin operating a generator that uses everyday waste to generate electricity starting next January. The city announced on Thursday that it has invested 153.4 billion won (US$137.1 million) to build the facility as part of a project that kicked off in [...]

Return of Otters to Han River Will Mean Restoration of Nature: Environmental Groups

Return of Otters to Han River Will Mean Restoration of Nature: Environmental Groups

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Environmental groups are calling for efforts to reintroduce otters to the ecosystem along the Han River, as such an initiative would signify the restoration of the natural ecology in the area. Five environmental groups including Green Korean United and the Seoul Federation for Environmental Movement jointly held a forum [...]

Fish “Successfully Released” into Lake on Mt. Paektu: N. Korean Media

Fish “Successfully Released” into Lake on Mt. Paektu: N. Korean Media

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean officials have been successful in releasing smelt into Heaven Lake on Mt. Paektu. According to state-owned media reports, North Korean officials were able to confirm that the fish were indeed living in Heaven Lake, a year after they were released. According to the reports, North Korean researchers [...]

European Chamber of Commerce Asks S. Korea to Expand Range of Accepted Automobile Emissions Test Centers

European Chamber of Commerce Asks S. Korea to Expand Range of Accepted Automobile Emissions Test Centers

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) asked the South Korean government on Tuesday to expand the range of qualified test centers for automobile emissions. The ECCK, in the recently published 2018 ECCK White Paper, asked South Korean authorities to accept European authorization centers as viable test facilities [...]