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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 [...]

Jeju Air Cut Carbon Emissions by Replacing Aircraft Brakes

Jeju Air Cut Carbon Emissions by Replacing Aircraft Brakes

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Air Co. has taken a string of measures to reduce carbon emissions, among others, replacing aircraft brakes to lower aircraft weight and washing aircraft engines. The South Korea’s biggest low-cost carrier said Thursday that it had replaced the steel brakes on 24 planes, including four in 2019, five [...]

Samsung’s ‘Ghost Net Plastic’ Cuts Back on Carbon Emissions

Samsung’s ‘Ghost Net Plastic’ Cuts Back on Carbon Emissions

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday that plastic parts that the company has recycled from discarded ocean-bound fishing nets, which are used to make Galaxy smartphones, tablet PCs and laptops, are more effective in cutting back on carbon emissions than other kinds of plastic. The life cycle assessment (LCA) results [...]

Samsung Heavy to Release Ship Carbon Emissions Control System

Samsung Heavy to Release Ship Carbon Emissions Control System

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Monday that it will release a new carbon emissions control system designed to ensure the efficient control and management of engine output to reduce a ship’s carbon emissions, in the latter half of this year. The newly-developed Samsung Smart Power Limitation [...]

Korea Expressway Corp. Develops Standard Mixture Formula for Low-carbon Concrete

Korea Expressway Corp. Develops Standard Mixture Formula for Low-carbon Concrete

SEOUL, March 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Expressway Corp., which manages South Korea’s highways across the nation, announced that it had developed a standard mixture formula for concrete that can reduce carbon emissions. Low-carbon concrete is made by replacing 50 percent of the cement used in existing concrete with furnace slag powder, an industrial [...]

Moon Declares South Korea’s Commitment to Cut Carbon Emissions by 40 pct by 2030

Moon Declares South Korea’s Commitment to Cut Carbon Emissions by 40 pct by 2030

GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in officially declared South Korea’s commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from the 2018 levels by 2030 as he addressed the annual U.N. climate conference. Moon also said South Korea will try to bring carbon emissions down on the entire Korean Peninsula by pushing [...]

RethinkX: Disruptive Transformation of Energy, Transportation and Food Systems Can Slash 90% of Carbon Emissions by 2035, and Hit Net Zero by 2040

RethinkX: Disruptive Transformation of Energy, Transportation and Food Systems Can Slash 90% of Carbon Emissions by 2035, and Hit Net Zero by 2040

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — RethinkX projects that the collapse of incumbent carbon-intensive energy, transportation and food industries by 2035 as they are replaced by cheaper, clean disruptive technologies will enable the world to eliminate 90 percent of carbon emissions within the next 15 years, and go beyond net zero after [...]