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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Fri, October 29, 2021 | 03:30
Gov't offers hydrogen car recharge discounts on July 14 to mark Green New Deal anniversary
One year has passed since the government announced its ambitious commitment to economic growth based on carbon neutralization and other eco-friendly strategies under the Green New Deal. To mark the first anniversary of the Green New Deal on July 14, the Ministry of Environment rolled out several consumer-friendly initiatives on Tuesday to boost the use of hydrogen fuel cell e...
Comedian Kim Min-kyung becomes Daegu's new face
Famed comedian Kim Min-kyung has become the new face of Daegu, selected as an honorary ambassador to promote the major Korean metropolitan city locally as well as internationally. It is the first time the city has selected a comedian as one of its honorary ambassadors.
No cities stepping up to offer alternative landfill sites amid rising waste problem
Despite the Korean central government's months-long search for a city to oversee an alternative landfill to replace the current one in Incheon which is nearing the facility's maximum capacity, no city has stepped up.
[INTERVIEW] SEFF Director: 'Today's environmental problems implicate all of us'
Having overseen the annual Seoul Eco Film Festival (SEFF) since 2018, veteran Korean film director Lee Myung-se has seen more clearly that “human errors” are at the core of all existing environmental problems. He believes that all those carbon footprints devastating the ozone layer and the rampant plastic waste everywhere derive from no other than humans' selfishness and capi...
Korea's mudflats proven effective carbon neutralizer: study
Research by a Korean university has revealed evidence that mudflats along the country's coasts can significantly absorb carbon dioxide, one of the major propellants behind global warming. A team of 17 researchers, led by professor Khim Jong-seong from Seoul National University's College of Natural Science, has found that the mudflats can sequester carbon from the atmosphere a...
Capital area landfill to max out unless trash is incinerated, starting 2026: authorities
Starting in 2026, disposed household trash bags collected from Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province and Incheon that have not been incinerated or sorted out as recyclable materials will be banned from being dumped in landfills, according to new government regulations.
Ex-lawmaker raises controversy for calling Korea's virus control measures 'totalitarian'
Hong Jung-wook, an ex-lawmaker, who is now chairman of the food company Organica, has caused a stir after calling Korea's COVID-19 control measures “totalitarian” while praising the speed of the U.S.'s vaccination drive and return to normal daily life in his latest Facebook post.
Seoul night owls flock to Cheonan to escape social distancing
A street of Dujeong area in Cheonan's Seobuk District is crowded with visitors to cafes, pubs and karaoke bars on July 3. Yonhap By Ko Dong-hwanSocial distancing under the unrelenting threat of COVID-19 has been shackling everyone these days, restricting peo...
Burundian refugee determined to prove how taekwondo changed his life in Tokyo Paralympics
Parfait Hakizimana is one of six refugees participating in the Tokyo Paralympics opening in August. Courtesy of UN Refugee Agency By Ko Dong-hwanThe Brundian Civil War devastated Parfait Hakizimana's life in 1996 when he was eight. The boy lost his mother an...
Boyfriend of KARA's Park Gyu-ri caught drunk driving
A man who was caught late last month driving under the influence of alcohol and crashing his vehicle in a wealthy Seoul district turned out to be the boyfriend of Park Gyu-ri, a member of the K-pop girl band, KARA, according to Gangnam police.
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