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S. Korea, China Pledge Joint Work to Fight Fine Dust

S. Korea, China Pledge Joint Work to Fight Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Senior officials of South Korea and China have agreed to step up cooperation to fight regional environmental issues, including fine dust, the foreign ministry said Friday. During a meeting of the South Korea-China joint committee on environmental cooperation in Changdong, China on Thursday, the foreign ministry’s Director-General for environmental [...]

KMA Releases Extreme Weather Report

KMA Releases Extreme Weather Report

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Meteorological Administration has released a report containing records of extreme weather last year. The report released on Wednesday chronicles the extreme weather conditions experienced last year, including heat waves and torrential rains, and describes their effect on agriculture, forestry, and the maritime industry, while also explaining the best [...]

Head of S. Korea’s Nuclear Operator to Quit Amid Anti-Nuclear Policy

Head of S. Korea’s Nuclear Operator to Quit Amid Anti-Nuclear Policy

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s nuclear operator said Thursday that its chief will step down this week, an abrupt resignation that has raised speculation that his criticism of the government’s anti-nuclear policy may have cost him his job. Lee Kwan-seop offered to resign for “personal reasons,” the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. said. Lee is set to leave the company in a ceremony scheduled [...]

No-Driving Day Draws Mixed Reviews as Fine Dust Blankets South Korea

No-Driving Day Draws Mixed Reviews as Fine Dust Blankets South Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The environment ministry’s ‘no-driving day’ policy to fight fine dust in the country is drawing mixed reviews. The Ministry of Environment announced on Wednesday that it is considering the idea of introducing a nationwide alternate no-driving day, and even making it mandatory, which means cars that drive on the wrong [...]

Electric Car Subsidies Subject to New Standards

Electric Car Subsidies Subject to New Standards

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government is tightening standards for electric car subsidies, with stringent guidelines based on battery life and environment-friendliness entering effect this year. Changes are coming to the electric car market, as the Ministry of Environment said on Wednesday that electric car buyers will receive different government subsidies depending [...]

Government Measures to Ensure Safety for Street Cleaners

Government Measures to Ensure Safety for Street Cleaners

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will cut down on night shifts and introduce new safety standards to ensure the safety of street cleaners following a series of accidents. The Ministry of Environment announced during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that it will work with a number of government branches including the interior, labor [...]