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Locals Hunt for River Rats after Study Finds Bear Bile Elements

Locals Hunt for River Rats after Study Finds Bear Bile Elements

BUSAN, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – River rats native to South America, also known as nutria, were first introduced to Korea in the 1980s by fur ranchers.  Although officials at the time didn’t expect the animals to survive in the wild in the cold winter weather, the rats showed exceptional adaptability, surviving winters in their [...]

Seoul Sets Rigorous Emissions Control Standards

Seoul Sets Rigorous Emissions Control Standards

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – While the administration of Donald Trump in the U.S. is poised to ease environmental regulations, delivering on campaign promises of helping gas and coal businesses thrive again, South Korea is introducing a flurry of measures designed to help protect the environment. Newly built coal-fired power plants, in the first [...]

Volkswagen’s Korea Unit Executives Indicted in Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen’s Korea Unit Executives Indicted in Emissions Scandal

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul prosecutors on Wednesday indicted former and incumbent chief executives of Volkswagen’s Korea operations on charges of fabricating official documents, wrapping up a year-long investigation into the German carmaker’s emissions cheating scandal.  Johannes Thammer, who has led Audi Volkswagen Korea (AVK) since late 2012, was charged with violating the [...]