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South Korean Beaches Host Trash-collecting Campaign

South Korean Beaches Host Trash-collecting Campaign

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Green Foundation hosted the trash-collecting campaign “Seanack” at four major beaches in Gangwon Province. “Seanack” is a portmanteau of the words “sea” and “snack.” The campaign kicked off on July 23 and ended on August 14 with trash collected from beaches exchanged for [...]

Jeju Beach Deploys Drones for Safety Management

Jeju Beach Deploys Drones for Safety Management

JEJU, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones are being deployed by beaches in the southern resort island of Jeju as the newest members of their lifeguard teams. The Jeju provincial government announced that it was deploying hydrogen drones capable of flying longer than two hours at Hamdeok Beach on Monday to monitor hazardous zones in real-time. The [...]

S. Korea to Open Beaches Nationwide Next Month amid Eased Antivirus Rules

S. Korea to Open Beaches Nationwide Next Month amid Eased Antivirus Rules

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Beaches across South Korea will formally open for the summer holiday season next month, and the government will enforce antivirus guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the oceans ministry said Wednesday. Around 261 out of 284 beaches nationwide are scheduled to welcome visitors starting on July 1, including 83 beaches [...]

Cigarette Butts Pollute Jeju Beaches

Cigarette Butts Pollute Jeju Beaches

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Cigarette butts have turned out to rank among the most common items of marine litter, according to the Korea Federation for Environmental Movement of Jeju, a non-profit environmental group based on Jeju Island last week. According to the association, which has staged a coastal cleanup campaign since May 29 [...]

Despite Heat Wave, Beaches Nationwide Quiet amid Tough Anti-COVID-19 Restrictions

Despite Heat Wave, Beaches Nationwide Quiet amid Tough Anti-COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite an extended heat wave scorching South Korea for nearly a week, almost all popular beaches nationwide were noticeably quieter than usual on Saturday, apparently due to growing public jitters over the spread of COVID-19. Unrelenting hot weather continued in most parts of the country for the sixth consecutive [...]

Gangneung Eyes Nighttime Closure of Beaches to Combat Rising COVID-19 Cases

Gangneung Eyes Nighttime Closure of Beaches to Combat Rising COVID-19 Cases

GANGNEUNG, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Gangneung, one of South Korea’s most popular destinations for summer vacationers, mulls over the nighttime closure of beaches and other unprecedented quarantine measures against COVID-19, officials said Monday, following an earlier decision to lift its social distancing rules to the toughest restrictions of Level 4. Gangneung, an east coast [...]