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SK Geocentric Launches Plastic Recycling Program at Expressway Rest Areas

SK Geocentric Launches Plastic Recycling Program at Expressway Rest Areas

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Geocentric Co., a chemical unit under South Korea’s SK Group, announced that it had signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment, expressway operator Korea Expressway Corp. and bottled water brand Jeju Samdasoo to launch a campaign promoting the separate disposal of plastic bottles at expressway rest areas. [...]

New Heat Distribution Map to Ensure Better Response to Heat Waves

New Heat Distribution Map to Ensure Better Response to Heat Waves

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said Thursday it will provide an in-house developed ‘heat distribution map’ to municipal governments across the country, aimed at helping them better respond to heat waves this year. The heat distribution map provides information on average temperatures at a uniform interval of [...]

Growing Carbon Emissions Will Exacerbate Extreme Rainfall: Study

Growing Carbon Emissions Will Exacerbate Extreme Rainfall: Study

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that carbon emissions may further exacerbate heavy showers. The Korea Meteorological Administration and the Seoul-based APEC Climate Center revealed Tuesday the forecast for extreme rainfall throughout 26 regions in the country. In a ‘high carbon scenario’ (SSP5-8.5), extreme rainfall will increase in strength by approximately [...]

Golf Courses Surge in Number, Rising as a Major Source of Water Pollution

Golf Courses Surge in Number, Rising as a Major Source of Water Pollution

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Among major emitters of wastewater in the country, golf courses have jumped in number over the last 10 years. The National Institute of Environmental Research reported that as of 2020, more than 4.8 million tons of wastewater were being released from 54,870 locations in the country each day. The [...]

Formal Decision Made to Compensate for Damages Caused by Sound of Wind Turbines

Formal Decision Made to Compensate for Damages Caused by Sound of Wind Turbines

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A formal decision has been made that the mechanical hum produced by the motors of wind turbines and a ‘whooshing’ sound produced by the blades moving through the air should be regarded as noise, and accordingly, compensation should be given to individuals residing near these turbines who suffer from such [...]

Ratio of Renewable Energy-based Power Generation Hits New High in 2021

Ratio of Renewable Energy-based Power Generation Hits New High in 2021

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The amount of electricity generated from renewable energy in South Korea touched an all-time high in 2021 on government efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, data showed Monday. Electricity produced from renewable energy sources came to 43,085 gigawatt hours last year, accounting for 7.5 percent of the country’s total [...]