South Korea to plant 3 billion trees by 2050


This is part of the country's larger plan to attain net-zero emissions by 2050

South Korea to Boost Its Coal Tax

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South Korean flag Image by Nudimmud used under CC BY-SA 3.0. South Korea, which is the destination for much of the US coal shipped across the Pacific, is seeing many of the same trends. Even more troubling for would-be coal exporters, South Korean power companies recently axed plans for four new coal plants, and delayed several more. “South Korean power companies recently axed plans for four new #coal plants, and delayed several more.”


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South Korea to Tax Coal

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Instead, they’ll go to south Korea. And South Korea also has a big appetite for the kind of low-calorie coal that comes from mines in the Western United States. Those factors probably explain why Cloud Peak only maintains long-term export contracts with Korean customers , and also why two South Korean utilities have made loans (now carrying a whopping 16 percent interest rate) to would-be coal exporter Ambre Energy.

South Korea to plant 3 billion trees by 2050


The South Korea Forest Service has announced its plans to plant 3 billion trees within the next three decades. Even so, South Korea’s program is likely to continue after the trillion tree target has been achieved. Related: Tree-planting drones aim to cool a hot planet According to the South Korea Forest Service, the initiative will involve cutting trees that are older than 30 years and replacing them with new ones.

South Korea’s All-New Tax on Coal Exports

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South Korean flag Image by Nudimmud used under CC BY-SA 3.0 South Korea’s new tax on coal imports, under discussion for over a year and announced this past January , went into effect today. Korea designed the tax not only to raise revenue, but also to achieve two specific policy goals: discouraging coal consumption , and encouraging a shift to higher-energy coals. Korea’s tax is levied according to coal’s weight, not its energy content.

South Korea announces plans to resume whaling

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South Korea has said that they plan on hunting endangered whales that are protected by a global moratorium. Just like Japan, the South Koreans are trying to justify this by claiming that the whaling is done for scientific reasons. But due to a loophole in the treaty it is possible for countries such as Japan, and now also South Korea, to engage in so-called “scientific whaling” – and this even though the whale meat will later on be sold in markets for consumption.

E+ Green Home as a solution to South Korea's polluting structures


The capital of South Korea, Seoul, is home to towering skyscrapers and apartment buildings. Currently just a show home, the firm hopes that the design will one day dot the landscapes of South Korea. Sonia Renthlei: Architects and engineers are tasked with building structures that not only look good and serve the needs of the occupants but also leave behind a reduced carbon footprint.

Onondaga Nations eco-friendly firehouse produces all of its own energy


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Burger King announces temporary meatless location in Germany


The brand has partnered with Australian v2Food to provide faux meats in Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. Green a-great-test a-long-sesame a-unique-look- breathtaking cheese-or-other england japan philippines restaurant south-korea trees vegetarianVegan options have moved into the mainstream, as evidenced by more and more fast-food chains offering plant-based dishes. In a radical move, Burger King has announced a meatless outlet in Cologne, Germany.

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US solar panels may be partially produced via slave labor


South Korea and the EU and ventured into producing polysilicon and other materials. Eco Green association center chinese labor manufacturing polysilicon program-at-the relies-on-china solar south-koreaIn his first few months in office, President-elect Joe Biden will need to choose between working with Chinese companies on developing affordable solar energy solutions for the U.S. or ditching the possibly “dirty” solar for an expensive alternative back home.

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A new LEED Gold civic center will reinvigorate downtown Long Beach


Green beach center city hall design development leed gold leed platinum pedestrian friendly south-koreaAs part of Long Beach’s largest public-private partnership effort to date, international architecture firm SOM has helped inject new life into the downtown area with the Long Beach Civic Center Master Plan. This 22-acre project celebrated its grand unveiling of multiple LEED-targeted civic buildings late last year.

South Korean President Receives Zayed Prize For Global Environmental Leadership

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, VP for UAE & ruler of Dubai, presented South Korean President Lee Myung-bak with the Zayed Environmental Prize. The top prize went to South Korea’s President for his country’s “Green Growth&# initiative. Business & Politics environmental awareness Global Green Grown Initiative greenhouse gas emissions Masdar City Sheikh Zayed South Korea Zayed Environmental Prize

Could Bloom fuel cells be a solution for maritime emissions issues?


Samsung is one of the largest shipbuilders in South Korea, along with the Hyundai Group and the Daewoo Group, and employs nearly 13,000 people. The company announced in mid-July that it would enter the hydrogen market next year, first in South Korea. “Today, we have a proven technology that can help shipbuilders with reaching IMO targets on GHG emissions and improve efficiency, all while emitting virtually no NOx and SOx,” the company said in a statement.

Giant, abstract trees hold up the roof of an experimental Korean home


During the late Joseon Dynasty of Korea in the 17th and 19th centuries, timber resources were mostly exhausted until globalization led to the import of cheaper wooden materials from around the world. Green architects art deltec energy future island korean local popularization researchers south-korea technology trees windows

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This South Korean neighborhood banned cars for a month — and people loved it

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In August 2013, the neighborhood of Haenggung-dong in South Korea banned cars for an entire month. Busy, traffic-clogged streets became filled with pedestrians, bicyclists, and children at play. Restaurant owners who'd originally protested the idea used the space for extra seating, while resident associations used it for theater performances and badminton courts. Read more here. car-free car-less

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3 Countries You Must Visit if You Love iGaming

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South Korea. South Korea hosts some of the most massive gaming tournaments in the world and is an MMO powerhouse. Gamers are starting to look for renewable energy options and offsets as they play. Support countries that support the environment.

The power of incentives

Environmental Economics

The players -- four from South Korea, two from China and two from Indonesia -- have also been charged with "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport" during matches on Tuesday, the federation said in a statement.

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Analysis: Is hydrogen the new oil?

A Greener Life

Neighbouring South Korea has similar plans. Meanwhile, there are plans for another green-hydrogen hub in Hunter Valley, a region of coal fields in New South Wales, as well as a grey hydrogen scheme , using lignite in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria.

Vitamin D-deficient Patients Twice As Likely To Develop Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

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The study drew upon data from hospitals in China, France, Italy, South Korea, and the United States. A new study released by Northwestern University concludes that vitamin D may be an essential weapon to protect yourself from the coronavirus.

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I'm not a scientist but Chile might implement a carbon tax

Environmental Economics

South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016. And yet, for environmentalists, a sliver of hope exists in the shape of Chile, one of Latin America’s fastest-growing economies, which last month approved the first carbon tax in South America.

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Masdar Unveils Plan for a 100% Renewable Energy Micro-grid

Green Prophet

The Masdar Institute (MI) has teamed up with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) headed by Denmark’s former Prime Minister, and the Research Institute for Industrial Science and Technology (RIST) from South Korea to develop a 100% renewable energy micro-grid in Abu Dhabi.

Banana leaves replace plastic packaging in Asian markets

Green Prophet

South Korea recently banned use of disposable plastic bags, requiring supermarkets and other commercial establishments to provide recyclable containers to customers. A Thai supermarket in Chiangmai has devised a brilliant alternative to plastic produce packaging, turning to natural banana leaves and raffia to bundle vegetables. Shoppers immediately responded, posting pictures of the aesthetically pleasing and sustainable wrappers on social media.

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Fukushima nuclear power plant to release contaminated water into ocean


China, South Korea and the local fishing industry are opposed to this move. But South Korea’s foreign minister expressed “serious regret” about the decision. Ten years after an earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant , Japan has announced plans to release contaminated water from the plant into the ocean. Workers used more than 1 million metric tons of water to cool the three reactors that melted down in 2011.

Seoul to arm itself with 29 hydrogen fuel cell plants to battle power crisis


Sonia Renthlei: The capital city of Seoul in South Korea looks to be taking the bull by the horns in its quest to provide proper power supply to its citizens. South Korea is increasingly looking towards fuel cells and other renewables to make its mark in the world of green energy. In September of 2011, the country was hit by blackouts, affecting millions and even leading to the resignation of its minister holding the portfolio of energy affairs.

Towards Amsterdam Sharing City – Interview with Pieter van de Glind and Harmen van Sprang

Green (Living) Review

They work together with the city’s Economic Board, among a broad range of other local stakeholders, to make Amsterdam the first official “Sharing City” in Europe, following international examples like Seoul in South Korea and San Francisco in the US ( BayShare ).

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UN To Create New Panel On Biodiversity

Eco Friendly Daily

In a recent UN meeting in Busan, South Korea, over 230 different delegates from 85 countries agreed to creating such a branch of the UN. Director-general of South Korea’s environment ministry and meeting chairman, Chan-Woo Kim, stated: “The essence of this vision is to ensure environmental sustainability while pursuing development. In 2005, the United Nation’s published their Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

Analysis: Floating solar ready for take-off

A Greener Life

The largest project currently underway is in South Korea , on waters covering former tidal flats behind a barrage at Saemangeum. The world’s largest array of floating solar panels in China’s Anhui province. Photo credit: Alamy. By Fred Pearce.

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Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to fund nuclear reactor in Wyoming


is already the top generator of nuclear power, followed by France, China, Russia and South Korea. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are teaming up to turn an old Wyoming coal plant into a billion-dollar nuclear reactor.

Making a little Disco Soup for brunch with leftover food in Lebanon!

Green Prophet

Since the beginning of 2012, the Disco Soup anti-food waste phenomenon has spread to Holland, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Colombia and South Korea, serving thousands of meals to the sound of dance music, sparking creativity, boldness and solidarity amongst people of all origins, ages and social backgrounds. On the occasion of World Food Day, Beirut will play host to the funkiest food salvage event in history: Disco Soup!

Event: Sightline on Oil Trains in Anacortes

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Related Stories Four Carbon Pricing Pitfalls to Avoid Recent Coal Export Trends: Q1 2014 South Korea’s All-New Tax on Coal Exports. As we near the anniversary of the Lac-Megantic oil train derailment and explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last summer, communities across Washington state are wondering what the dramatic increase in regional oil train traffic means for them. Next week, some of our northern Washington neighbors will have an opportunity to find out.

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New Video: The Pacific Rim Coal Bubble

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Over the next two years, as China’s coal imports continued to grow, prices on the Pacific Rim seaborne coal markets skyrocketed, as power companies in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China all competed for a limited supply of coal on the seaborne markets. Hey, kids!

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Arctic Becomes Navigable By Ships For First Time

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The ships, both German, took the route during a trip from South Korea to Siberia. However, a trip from South Korea to the Netherlands can now be reduced by 3,500 miles and 10 days of travel by using the Arctic routes. It has long been known that the Northeast Passage in the Arctic was impassable. However, with the decreasing sea ice in the Arctic it is now becoming possible for ships to traverse the area for the first time.

Healthy Height drink could grow grow picky eaters 20% higher

Green Prophet

According to NPR, women in South Korea gained an average of eight inches in height in the past century — a bigger jump than any other population, globally. If kids don’t grow tall enough, should we give them a foodtech grow drink?

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"Making climate agreements work"

Environmental Economics

However, cap-and-trade policies have spread round the world, to California, South Korea and parts of China for carbon-dioxide emissions as they had done for other pollutants, suggesting their implementation is a practical possibility. Christian Gollier and Jean Tirole "explain why a carbon tax, or a carbon cap-and-trade system, should be policymakers' preferred weapon."

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1 Million Barrels a Day, 100 Trains a Week

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Related Stories Events: Oil Trains in Spokane, WA, and Sandpoint, ID South Korea to Boost Its Coal Tax Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy. Sightline is re-releasing a popular report: The Northwest’s Pipeline on Rails. It’s the most comprehensive regional analysis of plans to ship crude oil by train. This update includes important new information showing far greater increases in oil train transport than previously thought.

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Weekend Reading 7/10/15

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Related Stories South Korea to Boost Its Coal Tax Events: Oil Trains in Spokane, WA, and Sandpoint, ID An Explainer: Coal Mine Cleanup and “Self-Bonds” Coal Conservation TesoroHere’s a good lead for enterprising reporters. Strategies 360, the lobbying and PR firm behind many of the Northwest’s biggest coal and oil projects , was just hit with a legal judgment for their work opposing the Cedar Grove composting facility in Marysville.

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Researchers devise a new process to mass produce graphene nanosheets


And, now researchers in South Korea and Case Western are working to mass produce high quality graphene nanosheets that will revolutionize computing and electronics. Pratima Kalra: Graphene is made from graphite and is claimed to be one of the most important synthetic material of the 21st century. Graphene sheets are better conductors of electricity and heat. They are harder than diamond and yet they stretch.

Sustainable high rise in Yongsan International Business District


Harmony Tower in Seoul, South Korea is a project of the new Yongsan International Business district. The high rise has an unique upright winter greens on the south and west facades. Surbhi Sharma: Harmony Tower is pointy skyscrapper which has been deisgned by architect Perrault. It will be located in the north-eastern corner of the Yongsan International Business District. This new skyscraper will have offices on 38 floors out of all the 46 floors.

Project R6: Sustainable space saver for Seoul's Yongsang International Business District


Sonia Renthlei: South Korea is not just expanding its city limits but giving it a makeover as well. The capital of Seoul is witnessing major changes to its skyline with the government and other concerned stakeholders commissioning designers and architects to create new concepts to transform its environment.

Disputing a Study on Coal Exports and Climate

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The study purports to show that, under certain assumptions, exporting coal to Korea will reduce the amount of CO 2 emitted per megawatt-hour of power produced globally. An “export” scenario, in which the two Northwest coal-fired plants would be promptly shut down and replaced by natural gas-fired power plants, while the PRB coal that would have been burned in the Northwest instead would be shipped to South Korea.

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Saudis to Make Desert Sands into Solar Polysilicon

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year ago, Saudi Arabia had announced a $1 billion solar joint venture with South Korea that was to have brought the first ever solar factory to Saudi Arabia to make polysilicon, the essential ingredient of traditional solar cells. Saudi Arabia has lots of open land, and lots of sand which is rich in silicon; which is needed to make polysilicon for the solar industry.

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The Rise of Permaculture in Malawi


In 2014, Perm-A-Outreach was selected for Eco-Peace Leadership Fellow program in South Korea, while in 2015, it was recognized as the Best in Africa and he made a presentation on Asia-Pacific Environmental Forum in South Korea. Matthews Shaba Mpofu is pioneering something. that a few Malawians have ever heard of. He is teaching people about Permaculture.

“The Largest Cleanup In History” – will Boylan Slat’s Ocean Cleanup Array scour plastic from the seas?

Green Prophet

He’s also entered into agreement with Japanese authorities for a two-year pilot to be launched before summer 2016 off the coast of Tsushima, an island between Japan and South Korea, where the Ocean Cleanup’s trash removal capabilities will be put through its paces. World Oceans Day is June 8th – here’s someone who could be it’s Grand Marshall.

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