South Korea Announces Plans To End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

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The South Korean government announced this week their plans to end needless testing on animals for cosmetics. The news comes following two years of Read More The post South Korea Announces Plans To End Cosmetics Testing on Animals appeared first on Ecorazzi.

South Korea Building 2.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm

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South Korea is getting into the wind power game with a bold, 2.5 The wind farm will be built off the southwestern coast of South Korea will include about 500 turbines and is expected to be completed by 2019. Government / Industry south korea wind farmGW project will cost about $8.2 billion to build. Companies like Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering are constructing the turbines.

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Wind Farm Being Built In South Korea

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Spanish company Acciona has finished the first stage of a wind park to be built in South Korea by a European company. Government / Industry wind farm south koreaThe 61.5 MW Yeong Yang facility represents an investment of 100 million euros. A test bed complex for wind power capable of generating 40 megawatts will be built on reclaimed land at Saemangeum.

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.

South Korea announces plans to resume whaling

Green Blog

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.

South Korea to Tax Coal

Sightline Daily

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. In short, South Korea is now taking real steps to crimp its consumption of coal.

South Korea Tries to Use Loophole to Begin Whaling

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South Korea is attempting to use a loophole in the 1986 commercial whaling ban to allow whale hunting in the country. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News

South Korea Will Not Allow Research Whaling

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An unidentified official said the president and prime minister made the determination at a meeting Tuesday. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News

Al Gore Blogs on Historic Climate Legislation in South Korea

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Former Vice President and Environmentalist, Al Gore, posted a blog today about the historic climate change legislation that has just been passed in South Korea. Read More. Causes Environment News People Top News al gore

Schools in South Korea to Be Completely Digital by 2015

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Schools in South Korea to Be Completely Digital by 2015

Mozambique and South Korea Cooperate on Solar

Celsias

The Mozambican and South Korean governments have signed two loan agreements totaling $60 million to underwrite both the establishment of an Emergency Information Management System and the building of three photovoltaic solar power stations.

South Korea Looks to Resume Whaling

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The Green Climate Fund To Be Based in South Korea, But It's Empty

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fund designed to manage billions of dollars to help developing nations combat climate change and called The Green Climate Fund will be based in South Korea. A new U.N.

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

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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.

Broome to Busan

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I then flew south to Sydney to have the weekend with my sister and family. I then flew into Busan, South Korea after a heavy rain storm Tuesday morning and the first birds I saw were egrets beside the runway. The Birds Korea website has a very good gallery.

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Hiking in Busan

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Well, it was my lucky day as I changed the card and got more photos and I had a Blue Rock Thrush to add to my South Korea bird list… with evidence! Trips Busan South Korea

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Birding across the barrage in Busan

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Trips Busan South KoreaWhere has the last week gone?! I have walked for miles exploring around this amazing city. I stand out as a foreigner, but even more than that I don’t have a frilly umbrella like the other women! Should I get one? No, I think I will stick with a hat!

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Elsukdo Island in search of shorebirds

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Birding Trips Busan South KoreaWell one day this week saw me searching for shorebirds, as there must be some here somewhere that I can get to.

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Busan to Broome

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Trips Busan South KoreaWell, as you read this I will be sitting on an aeroplane heading from Busan to Hong Kong to Sydney… time to go home!

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Daurian Redstarts in Amnam Park

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Trips Busan South KoreaI have spent another week exploring this huge city and walking all over the place. It is possible to go above or underground to a lot of places and see more and more shops. I am not really into shopping, so I see what is about and head for the parks.

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Hoemunsan Recreational Forest

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Jason contacted me to see if I would like to explore beyond the city of Busan as another Birds Korea member had found a great spot for Eurasian Nuthatches by chance. Trips South Korea

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On Looking “Too Asian.”

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness asian facial features asian features asian surgery asians who want to look caucasian beauty beauty industry caucasian julie chen julie chen gets surgery julie chen of the talk julie chen''s eye surgery plastic surgery for asians south korea surgeries

Travel, Sacrifice & Late Night Subway Slumber Parties. ~ Brenna Fischer

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks alpinism amazing ambition Climbing drive first ascent following dreams guidebook Himalayas Jonn Jeanneret motivation mountaineering photography pictures South Korea strong videography wow This was the first time I’d met the locally famed climbing photographer, Jonn Jeanneret, known affectionately as Jean, and I didn’t want to sound stupid.

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.

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

Green (Living) Review

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.

Take Tree Hugging to the Next Level Through Shinrin-Yoku: Medicine of the Forest

Elephant Journal

Shinrin-yoku, which translates as "forest bathing" or the medicine of being in the forest, is all the rage in Japan and South Korea. South Korea has invested $140 million in a new center on forest therapy.

Lovebirds in the Limelight

10,000 Birds

In case you missed it, today’s Google Doodle managed to reference not only the current Winter Olympics in South Korea, but also the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day.

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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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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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Global Carbon Emissions at Record High

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in 2010, India 9.4%, and South Korea 9.2%. Global carbon emissions have reached a record 10 billion tons, which is a huge increase of almost 50% in the last twenty years. The study by the Global Carbon Project says a slowdown in emissions during the 2008-09 global financial crisis wasn’t enough to make a positive impact, and the gain in 2011 followed a 6% jump in 2010.

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.

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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The Elusive Goal of Bird-Safe Skyscrapers

10,000 Birds

” That’s because an American architecture firm is planning what’s billed as the “world’s first invisible building” in South Korea. Or perhaps I should say “illusive.” Hat tip to Pat O’Donnell for the story; the image above is by GDS Architects, via CNN.) The skyscraper would apparently be cloaked in LED panels projecting an image of what’s on the other side of the building, for a pretty nifty see-through illusion.

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UN To Create New Panel On Biodiversity

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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. In 2005, the United Nation’s published their Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

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

Green Prophet

On the occasion of World Food Day, Beirut will play host to the funkiest food salvage event in history: Disco Soup!

"Trump's solar tariffs" are likely being oversold

Environmental Economics

Today, 95 percent of the solar panels used in the United States are imported from countries like Malaysia and South Korea, and the companies contend that tariffs are needed to protect the nation’s remaining solar factories.   Economists don't like tariffs.

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Hoopoe

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We saw these birds in Egypt in 1994 and they were just great and Grant saw 5 in Busan, South Korea a few weeks ago, just after I got home to Broome. Hoopoe Upupa Epops With a name like that you would just want to see this bird!

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Asia Worst Hit by Effects of Extreme Weather Events as Climate Changes

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The report titled "Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific" says Bangladesh, India, Maldives and Pakistan face the greatest risk, but Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China and South Korea are also especially vulnerable.

Captive Shark Hailed as Feminist Hero

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Last week in a Seoul, South Korea aquarium, a female sand tiger shark ate her male aquarium-mate , a bounded hound shark, after what aquarium officials are calling a “turf war.”

Home Cooking, Traffic are Sources of Key Air Pollutants from China

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Örjan Gustafsson and colleagues from China, South Korea and the United States point out in their study that nobody has been certain about the exact sources of soot

The Rise of Permaculture in Malawi

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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.

The New Map of Science

Celsias

Today, more nations — from China and India to Singapore, Brazil and South Korea — are taking their place at the high table of research. A fundamental shift is taking place in where science is done and by whom.

Arctic Becomes Navigable By Ships For First Time

Eco Friendly Daily

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.