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S. Korea to Invest 19 tln Won Renovate Old School Buildings

S. Korea to Invest 19 tln Won Renovate Old School Buildings

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 18.8 trillion won (US$16.8 billion) will be invested over the next five years to create a safer and cleaner school environment in South Korea. Among the projects, 500 billion won (US$446.9 million) will be set aside for renovating traditional classrooms with desks and chairs into next-generation playgrounds. [...]

Floating Solar Farms Have Limited Impact on Environment: KRC

Floating Solar Farms Have Limited Impact on Environment: KRC

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run agricultural company said Thursday that floating solar farms have limited impact on the environment, dismissing criticisms by some conservationists. The Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) released a report that compares reservoirs with and without floating solar panels and claimed that there were no significant changes in [...]

Use of Disposable Cups to be Halted at SK Building as Part of an Environmental Campaign

Use of Disposable Cups to be Halted at SK Building as Part of an Environmental Campaign

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Group has vowed to create more social value within the community by kicking off an environmental campaign that aims to reduce the use of disposable cups within the company. According to a source within SK Group, companies currently situated within the SK Building in Jongno, Seoul including SK [...]

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 [...]

British Anthropologist and Environmentalist Jane Goodall Doesn’t Hide Disdain for Politicians at Yeouido “Eco Talks” Event

British Anthropologist and Environmentalist Jane Goodall Doesn’t Hide Disdain for Politicians at Yeouido “Eco Talks” Event

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The woman considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees was in the National Assembly Meeting Hall Buildingyesterday to share her wide-ranging views on politics, global warming and pollution.1 At an event titled “Eco Talks”, Goodall sat down for a Q&A session with Ewha Women’s University professor Choi Jae Cheon before [...]

Local Builders Jittery about New Gov’t Eco-Friendly Energy Policy

Local Builders Jittery about New Gov’t Eco-Friendly Energy Policy

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Environment-friendly energy policies pledged by the Moon Jae-in administration are raising concerns among local builders, which fear power plant construction projects may take a hit, industry officials said Thursday.  The chief executive said during his campaign that he will stop all new construction of coal-fired power plants and review [...]