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Gov’t Strengthens Anti-flood Design Standards for Dams, Rivers Due to Climate Change

Gov’t Strengthens Anti-flood Design Standards for Dams, Rivers Due to Climate Change

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Wednesday announced a set of countermeasures to deal with flooding and other natural disasters anticipated due to global climate change, vowing to drastically strengthen anti-flood design standards for dams and rivers. Under the new measures, local dams and rivers will be designed to withstand the heaviest [...]

N. Korea Diverts Int’l Aid for Flood Recovery to Construction Projects: Report

N. Korea Diverts Int’l Aid for Flood Recovery to Construction Projects: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea has misappropriated part of an international relief package to help it deal with the devastation caused by deadly flooding last year for its major infrastructure projects, a U.S. broadcast said Tuesday. A source in the northern Ryanggang Province told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that materials and funds [...]

Latin American Floods Trigger Cooking Oil Crisis in Korea

Latin American Floods Trigger Cooking Oil Crisis in Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Last year’s floods affecting key soybean producers in Latin America, including those in Argentina, led to a drop in the soybean harvest, which is now crippling the supply of business-to-business cooking oil in Korea – further pressuring food businesses that are already suffering from soaring egg prices from the [...]

North Korean Students Killed Trying to Recover Portraits of Supreme Leaders from Flood

North Korean Students Killed Trying to Recover Portraits of Supreme Leaders from Flood

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Thirteen high school students and staff members were allegedly killed trying to recover portraits of former supreme leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in a flood-affected region in North Hamgyong Province, a display of unconditional loyalty to the state that took a deadly turn.  According to an unnamed source [...]

Koreans Perceive Natural Disasters Differently than Japanese

Koreans Perceive Natural Disasters Differently than Japanese

JEJU, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study led by Hosei University professor Shirai Nobuo and professor Lee Soo-cheol of Meijo University revealed that Koreans and Japanese have different perceptions of natural disasters.  The survey, which was conducted with the participation of 520 citizens from each of Tokyo and Seoul, showed that 48.8 percent [...]