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S. Chuncheong Province Boosts Marine Debris Management Efforts

S. Chuncheong Province Boosts Marine Debris Management Efforts

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Chungcheong Province announced plans on Wednesday to prevent trash from entering the ocean and recycle accumulated marine debris. The fishing industry sustains yearly losses of 380 billion won due to waste that kills marine animals. Marine debris like fishing gear can damage ships, accounting for 11 percent of [...]

Ruling Party and Opposition Divided on “Phasing Out” of Nuclear Power

Ruling Party and Opposition Divided on “Phasing Out” of Nuclear Power

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling party and its opposition clashed once again regarding President Moon Jae-in’s “nuclear power phase out” plan during the national audit regarding the issue by lawmakers within the National Assembly’s Trade, Industry, Energy, SMEs, and Startups Committee. Ruling party lawmakers lauded President Moon’s policy on phasing out nuclear [...]

Underwater Marine Observation Deck to Open by 2020

Underwater Marine Observation Deck to Open by 2020

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — By January 2020, people will be able to go underwater in the East Sea to visit its mysterious marine ecosystem with ease. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced yesterday that it plans to install an eight-storey half-underwater observation deck near the National Marine Science Center currently being built [...]

Seoul Mayor Suggests Filling Seoul’s Barren Rooftops with Gardens and Solar Panels

Seoul Mayor Suggests Filling Seoul’s Barren Rooftops with Gardens and Solar Panels

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon pointed out that “satellite photos of Seoul show how empty the roofs in Seoul are,” suggesting that at least one-third of all roof space be transformed into gardens or solar power generation stations. Park, at a policy debate on urban agriculture held at Seoul City [...]

S. Korean Activists Demand Japan Not Dump Fukushima’s Radioactive Water into the Sea

S. Korean Activists Demand Japan Not Dump Fukushima’s Radioactive Water into the Sea

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean environmental groups on Monday urged Japan to reverse its recent decision to release radioactive water that has accumulated in the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment. Korea Radioactive Watch, the Korean Federation For Environmental Movement and other civic groups held a joint news conference in [...]

Korea on Alert as Typhoon Forecast to Hit Southern Parts Saturday

Korea on Alert as Typhoon Forecast to Hit Southern Parts Saturday

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Typhoon Kong-rey is approaching the Korean Peninsula faster than forecast and is likely to make landfall on the southern coast around noon Saturday, meteorologists here said Friday. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said that this year’s 25th typhoon, which has slightly weakened from “very strong middle-class” to “medium-strength middle-class,” [...]

More Rare Plant Seeds Stored at Arboretum’s “Seed Vault”

More Rare Plant Seeds Stored at Arboretum’s “Seed Vault”

BONGHWA, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Baekdudaegan National Arboretum, the nation’s “seed vault,” is adding the seeds of rare plants such as Korean edelweiss, shield leaf rodgersia, and Siberian Ginseng to the vault’s collection. According to officials, the agricultural technology center in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province signed an MOU with the arboretum that allows [...]