On December 31, 2016, the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain of avian influenza was found in the bodies of cats in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province. Considering that children and youth spend more time outside or with their pets at home during winter vacation, Ulsan announced “AI Prevention Measures for Children and Youth.”
Although it is very un..
Vehicle fuel (gasoline and diesel) sold by six Korean oil refiners, SK Energy, Hyundai Oilbank, S-Oil, GS Caltex, Nonghyup and Korea National Oil Corporation (supplier of discount gas station) in the metropolitan area during the second half of 2016 boasted world-class environmental friendliness.
Metropolitan Air Quality Management ..
Gwangju city has designated downtown areas as a ‘Luminous Environment Management Zone’ to prevent light pollution and preserve animals and plants.
The zone falls into 4 categories; green belt area, farming and rural areas, residential areas and business and manufacturing areas.
The city said the installation of new lighting f..
A large fire broke out at a major fish market in Yeosu City Sunday, affecting more than 100 businesses and causing over 500 million won in damages.
No casualties were reported, but a total of 116 of the market's 125 shops were damaged by the flames. Authorities estimate infrastructure damage at 520 million won, but the figure is expected t..
Gwangju City has begun a new Solid Refuse Fuel or SRF system from January 2nd. Reportedly, the environmentally-friendly procedure reprocesses household waste into new sources of energy.
According to the city, a local SRF system will be able to process up to 800 tons of household waste per day, recapturing 60% of the amount as solid f..