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S. Korea Offers Weather Prediction Model to Developing Countries

S. Korea Offers Weather Prediction Model to Developing Countries

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A numerical weather prediction model developed with South Korean technology will be used to predict the weather in developing countries. The Korea Meteorological Administration said Wednesday it will provide the weather chart produced by the Korea Integrated Model (KIM), a global weather prediction model, to 36 developing countries that [...]

Demand for Jeju Seafood Expected to Plunge After Japan’s Fukushima Water Discharge: Poll

Demand for Jeju Seafood Expected to Plunge After Japan’s Fukushima Water Discharge: Poll

JEJU, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Demand for Jeju Island seafood and the region’s tourism market is expected to fall drastically once the Japanese government releases radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean in April next year, a poll showed Tuesday. The Jeju Research Institute conducted a nationwide survey of [...]

Excessive Use of Nitrogenous Fertilizers for Rice Farming Leads to Sharp Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

Excessive Use of Nitrogenous Fertilizers for Rice Farming Leads to Sharp Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

SUWON, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, a study indicated Wednesday. The Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research & Extension Services doubled the use of nitrogenous fertilizers compared to the standard fertilizing amount (9 kilograms of [...]

Half of S. Korean Big Firms Pessimistic About Achievement of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

Half of S. Korean Big Firms Pessimistic About Achievement of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of South Korea’s large companies have a pessimistic view about the potential for achievement of the government’s greenhouse gas reduction goal, a survey showed Monday. According to a survey of 100 out of 500 major manufacturers conducted by the Federation of Korean Industries, 48 percent of the [...]

Debate Sparks over Grace Period Prior to New Restrictions on Use of Disposable Products

Debate Sparks over Grace Period Prior to New Restrictions on Use of Disposable Products

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is looming over the government’s decision to further restrict the use of disposable products, but allow a one-year grace period to give companies time to prepare. The Ministry of Environment announced Tuesday that it will further restrict the use of disposable products, including plastic bags, at convenience stores [...]

S. Korea, Finland Vow to Enhance Tech Ties on High-level Radioactive Waste

S. Korea, Finland Vow to Enhance Tech Ties on High-level Radioactive Waste

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and Finland agreed Friday to deepen technology cooperation on treatment of high-level radioactive waste, as the Seoul government has sought to expand nuclear power generation, the industry ministry here said. The consensus was reached during a working-level teleconference between the two sides, according to the Ministry of [...]