News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/rss/rss_news.htm?lang=e&id=Sc 15The latest news from home and abroad, with a close eye on Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular en <![CDATA[KMA: No. of Days with Yellow Dust This Spring to be Similar to Average Yrs.]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134195 The weather agency expects there will be a similar number of days with yellow dust this spring, compared to the average days posted during the past 30 years. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration's three month projection released on Friday, there will be some chilly days throughout March ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:10:08 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134195
<![CDATA[Forsythias to Bloom First in Jeju on March 16]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134085 The blooming of spring flowers in the nation this year is forecast to take place around the same time as the average period posted during the past 30 years.   Private meteorological firm, 153Weather, made the assessment on Monday as temperatures for late February and March are expected to stand at the same ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:30:24 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134085
<![CDATA[Magnitude 4.6 Quake Hits Pohang]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133870 A magnitude four-point-six quake rocked the southeastern city of Pohang early Sunday. ​ ​The Korea Meteorological Administration said the quake occurred five kilometers north-northwest of the city's Buk district at 5:03 a.m. with a depth of 14 kilometers. ​ ​The weather agency said that the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:46:35 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133870
<![CDATA[Seoul City Issues Ultrafine Dust Advisory]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133857 Seoul City has issued an ultrafine dust advisory as of noon Saturday. The advisory is issued when the density of fine dust in the air exceeds an average 90 micrograms per cubic meter per hour and this continues for at least two hours. Ultrafine dust levels in 25 Seoul districts averaged 99 micrograms ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:31:51 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133857
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Test-Launch Homegrown Space Vehicle in October]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133727 South Korea has decided to conduct the first test-launch of its homegrown space vehicle in October. The Ministry of Science and ICT on Tuesday held a national space committee meeting and decided to test-launch a space launch vehicle at Naro Space Center in October as the performance of a 75-ton engine for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:00:34 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133727
<![CDATA[Jeju Airport Temporarily Shut Down due to Heavy Snow]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133723 Jeju International Airport temporarily shut down on Tuesday due to heavy snow and strong winds, leaving many travelers stranded and flights canceled. The Jeju office of the Korea Airports Corporation temporarily banned the use of the airport's runways at 12:15 p.m. to have its workers shovel the snow and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:16:57 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133723
<![CDATA[2.5 Magnitude Aftershock Hits Pohang]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133721 A minor earthquake was detected in the southeastern city of Pohang on Tuesday morning.     The Korea Meteorological Administration said that the shock with a magnitude of two-point-five occurred five kilometers northwest of the city's Buk district at 9:18 a.m. with a depth of 12 kilometers. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:09:23 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133721
<![CDATA[Jeju Suffers Damage from Heavy Snow, Cold Weather]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133714 South Korea's Jeju Island is witnessing damage from continued heavy snow and cold weather.  The local weather agency said that as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Halla received 99-point-five centimeters of snow, while Ara district in Jeju City received about 40 centimeters of snow. Heavy snow warnings have been ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:39:19 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133714
<![CDATA[Another Deep Freeze to Grip Nation ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133660 South Korea is in for another brutal cold wave. Sunday marks the seasonal division of the "onset of spring" according to the lunar calendar.  But a deep freeze will grip the nation due to cold air blowing from the northwest. The Korea Meteorological Administration said Saturday that clear skies are ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 03 Feb 2018 14:14:50 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133660
<![CDATA[Super Blue Moon Coincides with Lunar Eclipse]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133587 The moon put on a rare cosmic show on Wednesday, when a blue moon, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse all coincided. It was the first time in 35 years that a blue moon synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon as it’s called due to its red hue. The lunar eclipse started at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:32:27 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133587
<![CDATA[Cold Snap Continues on Friday, Weekend Expected to Remain Dry and Chilly]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133462 Seoul continued to record the lowest-ever temperatures this winter for the third straight day on Friday. Currently, a cold wave warning remains in place for most parts of the central region and inland areas in the southern part of the country. For other parts of the nation, a cold wave advisory has been ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:54:01 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133462
<![CDATA[Wednesday Marks Coldest Day of This Winter]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133387 Freezing temperatures have gripped the nation, making Wednesday the coldest day yet this winter. Morning lows plunged to minus 16-point-three degrees Celsius in Seoul, the lowest to be posted during this year’s cold season.  As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, morning lows stood at minus 15-point-four degrees in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:10:34 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133387
<![CDATA[Cold Wave Advisory for Central Region to be Upgraded to Warning]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133367 The weather agency said it will upgrade its cold wave advisory to a cold wave warning from 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Such an advisory is currently in place for Seoul, Incheon and 24 areas in Gyeonggi Province, the Chungcheong Provinces, Gangwon Province and parts of Sejong City.  Also from 9 p.m. Tuesday, a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:48:38 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133367
<![CDATA[South Koreans Won't Need ID Cards for Domestic Flights]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133329 South Korea will allow passengers on domestic flights to travel without identification cards. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Airports Corporation said Monday that Gimpo and Jeju Airports will begin checking in passengers through biological identification such as palm vein ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:03:59 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133329
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Beef up Quarantine Efforts to Prevent FMD Ahead of Olympics]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133312 South Korea will beef up quarantine efforts to prevent the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. ​ ​The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on Sunday that it will further enhance its quarantine efforts of the highly contagious animal disease until ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:00:05 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133312
<![CDATA[Most Parts of S. Korea See High Levels of Fine Dust Thursday]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133252 Levels of fine dust concentration remained high throughout most parts of the country on Thursday. According to the National Institute of Environmental Research under the Environment Ministry, fine dust levels measured 106 micograms per cubic meter in Seoul and Daejeon, 107 micrograms per cubic meter in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:53:11 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133252
<![CDATA[7 Die, 238 Seek Treatment from Cold-related Conditions ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133105 As temperatures plummet to minus 15 degrees Celsius in Seoul and as low as minus 21-point-five in some parts of North Gyeonngi Province, the number of cold weather-triggered patients surged.  From December first last year to January tenth this year, the frigid cold took a toll on a total of 245 people, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:15:30 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133105
<![CDATA[Global Warming Causes Frigid Polar Air to Reach Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133102 Anchor: The most frigid weather so far this winter has gripped the Korean Peninsula Friday. The temperature in Seoul plunged to minus 15 degrees Celsius and the mercury dipped even further to minus 21-point-5 degrees in some northern parts of Gyeonggi Province. Our Park Jong-hong explains what brought on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:34:45 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133102
<![CDATA[Cold Snap Grips Nation, West Coast to See Heavy Snowfall]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133041 With a cold snap already gripping the nation, the mercury is expected to plunge even further on Thursday.  The Korea Meteorological Administration on Wednesday morning issued a cold wave advisory for the northern parts of Gyeonggi Province and the region west of the Taebaek Mountains in Gangwon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:48:57 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133041
<![CDATA[KCDC Issues Cold-related Illness Advisory ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133040 The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged people to be extra cautious against cold-related diseases as the nation is set to see severely frigid weather. Such diseases refer to health problems related to a steep drop in temperature, including hypothermia and frostbite.  The center ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:43:46 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133040
<![CDATA[Supermoon to Rise on New Year's Day]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132796 A supermoon will be visible on the first day of the New Year. According to NASA, 2018's first supermoon coincides with New Year's Day. NASA says that a supermoon occurs when the moon is at or near its closest point in its orbit around earth and enters it full phase.  A supermoon generally appears ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 30 Dec 2017 14:06:41 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132796
<![CDATA[Weather Agency Predicts Colder Winter]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132673 South Korea's weather agency said Tuesday that the month of January is likely to be colder than the average year, as continental high pressure expands across the peninsula.

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 26 Dec 2017 15:17:57 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132673
<![CDATA[Flights Delayed and Roads Closed on Snowy Monday]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132488 With the heavy snowfall across Seoul and surrounding areas, dozens of flights were delayed on Monday.

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:34:07 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132488
<![CDATA[Guidelines for Drivers on Snowy Days]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132487 Anchor: On a snow day, it’s best to not drive but if you inevitably have to get on the road, you should exercise extra caution. Our Bae Joo-yon has some tips for drivers on a snow day.

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:02:11 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132487
<![CDATA[Heavy Snow Advisory Remains in Parts of Gyeonggi Province]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132480 The weather agency lifted its heavy snow advisory for Seoul Monday afternoon, but the warning remains in parts of Gyeonggi Province.  The Korea Meteorological Administration said that as of 12 p.m., the amount of snowfall reached nine-point-five centimeters in Yangpyeong and six-point-seven centimeters ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:52:25 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132480
<![CDATA[Most S. Korean Regions Remain Frosty Until Late Tuesday]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132364 A day after the winter's first cold wave advisory for many parts of the country, South Korea remains a very frosty place.

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:17:17 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132364
<![CDATA[S. Korea Issues First Cold Wave Advisory This Winter]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132333 South Korean authorities are getting set to issue this Winter's first cold wave advisory.<br />

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:51:05 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132333
<![CDATA[S. Korea Issues 24-Hour Standstill to Contain Bird Flu]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132308 South Korea has issued a 24-hour standstill order for poultry farms in six cities and provinces after a duck farm in South Jeolla Province has been confirmed to be infected with H5N6 type of avian influenza.<br />

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:20:49 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132308
<![CDATA[Heavy Snow Advisories Issued in Gyeonggi, Gangwon]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132301 Heavy snow advisories have been issued for parts of Gyeonggi and Gangwon Provinces. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said that as of 9:35 a.m. Sunday, heavy snow advisories are in place in 12 cities and counties of northern Gyeonggi Province and most parts of Gangwon Province. As of 11 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:24:47 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=132301
<![CDATA[AI Detected in Wild Bird Droppings in Jeju]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=131904 Avian influenza has been detected in wild bird droppings on Jeju Island.    The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on Friday that a preliminary test confirmed a H5 strain in wild bird droppings collected Tuesday in the Gujwa area in Jeju City.   It will take about three to five days ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:33:03 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=131904