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Korea's solar energy project backfires
Thousands of solar energy facilities have been built in rural mountainous regions in recent years, in line with a government policy to increase the ratio of renewable energy sources in the country's energy mix. However, many of them have become danger zones as the removal of trees for their construction has heightened the possibility of landslides, becoming a major headache f...
Microplastics penetrate into everyday life
Plastics have long been a visible and alarming environmental issue, but they are ever more present at the microscopic level in our everyday lives in the form of microplastics, or tiny plastic particles smaller than 5 millimeters in size. Plastics are used in products that people would have never expected. Especially in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, personal sanitation ite...
Korea struggles to cope with waste crisis
Waste has long been associated with human activities, with its amount having consistently increased in parallel with economic development. Korea is no exception. According to the Ministry of Environment, the total amount of waste produced in the country has continued to increase, with the latest figure tallied at 497,238 tons per day as of 2019. This was up 11.5 percent from ...
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