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Korea, China, and Japan set to discuss environmental ch...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 26, 2016
The Ministry of Environment announced that the 18th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among Korea, China and Japan (TEMM 18) will take place in Shizuoka, Japan on April 26-27 to discuss environmental challenges of the three countries and find ways to further cooperation. Y...
160-odd countries set to sign the Paris Agreement
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 22, 2016
The Republic of Korea, with Minister Yoon Seongkyu as the chief delegate, will attend the high-level signing ceremony at the United Nations headquarters on April 22 to formally sign the Paris Agreement. * The ROK delegation comprises the Minister of Environment, Choi Jae-chul, Am...
Close inspection on livestock excreta management to be ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 15, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME), in collaboration with local governments, will carry out a joint inspection on livestock excreta discharge facilities nationwide from April 18 to May 6 for preventing algal bloom. The joint inspection is aimed at keeping nutrient salts including o...
Ministry of Environment holds an event to taste eco-fri...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 11, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea Food Recycling Association (KOFRA) jointly hold an event to taste pork fed with leftover foods and lettuce grown with eggs and compost on April 30 at four cafeterias (Fair Trade Commission, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport,...
Two Asiatic black bears give birth to five cubs includi...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 04, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea National Park Service announced that two Asiatic black bears released in Jirisan were confirmed to give birth to five cubs including triplets. A mother bear that gave birth to the triplets was RF-23 hibernating in a cave. KNPS confirmed ...
Let’s grow a forest through low-carbon, green consumpti...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 01, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea Environmental Industry & Technology (KEITI) will hold a carbon-offset forest planting event on April 2 at Jamsil Han River Park, Seoul with Seoul Metropolitan Government, Lotte Mart and Future Forest with an aim to practice a low-car...
Ministry of Environment established the emission standa...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 29, 2016
On March 29, the Ministry of Environment (ME) will implement the partially revised Enforcement Rule of the Clean Air Conservation Act to set the standards of allowable emissions of trichloroethylene (TCE), which is a carcinogenic chemical substance harmful to the public health. T...
NIER to bolster cooperation for building stack emission...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 24, 2016
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) is holding the Stack Emission Monitoring Public Officials Workshop 2016 on March 24-25 at Phoenix Island Resort, Jeju Island. The workshop will draw about 60 officials in charge of stack emission monitoring from 17 local governm...
Black-tailed gull born in S. Korea was found in Japan
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 21, 2016
A black-tailed gull, a resident bird, was found in Tokushima Prefecture of Japan, 550km far away from its birthplace, Hongdo Island in Gyeongnam Province. A great reed warbler, migratory bird in Southeast Asia, ringed by Japan was discovered in Heuksando Island. Korea National Pa...
KEITI to recruit 100 ‘Eco Friends Supporters’
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 16, 2016
Korea Environment Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) will recruit members of ‘Eco Friends Supporters,’ a group of college students who will take a lead in promoting various environmental policies to the public by April 13.   Any students who are interested in t...