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  1. IPCC Report: "The Next Few Years Are Probably The Most Important In Our History"

    8 Oct 2018- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent INCHEON, South Korea On October 6, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C”. The report   to assess the differences between allowing te ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/08/2018 - 10:08

  2. Record Rainfall Hits South Korean City

    19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report CHEONGIU South China Morning Post According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the city had 290.1 millimeters of rain, the most in 22 years since August 1995 when it had 293 millimeters of rain. The ...

    Local Press Report - 07/19/2017 - 12:53

  3. Water Issue Can Escalate Inter-Korean Tensions

    29 Jun 2017- 07:15 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Times Climate change is creating water scarcity around the world, and Korea is not an exception, especially considering inter-Korean relations. In 2009, North Korea released water from a dam on the Imji ...

    Local Press Report - 06/29/2017 - 07:15

  4. South Korea Reports: North Korea Officials Arrested For Flood Negligence

    17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korean media, quoting North Korean defector and activist Kim Yong-hwa is reporting that North Korea has arrested about 20 land ministry officials to hold them accountable for extensive ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/17/2016 - 07:18

  5. Two UN Agencies Assist in North Korea Floods

    5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea’s state media (KCNA) has reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations International Children's Fund (U ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/05/2016 - 11:25

  6. North Korea Calls for Help After Severe Floods

    14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea The North Korean government’s Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported this week that the northeast of the country has experienced the country’s heaviest rainfall since 1945, with tens of tho ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/14/2016 - 10:56

  7. Fourth Cholera Patient in South Korea

    7 Sep 2016- 05:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea A fourth South Korean cholera patient appears to have been infected with the waterborne virus during a recent trip to the Philippines, health authorities said on Monday. South Korea's Ce ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/07/2016 - 05:53

  8. OOSKAnews Talks: Benedito Braga of World Water Council

    31 Aug 2016- 17:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockhholm’s annual World Water Week gave OOSKAnews an opportunity to catch up with Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council. OOSKAnews: Ben, very nice to meet you again; please s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/31/2016 - 17:31

  9. Second Case of Cholera in South Korea

    26 Aug 2016- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea The (South) Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday confirmed the country’s second case of cholera in Geoje, South Gyeongsang province, two days after the discovery o ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/26/2016 - 10:03

  10. South Korea to Provide Aid to Drought-Hit Honduras, Guatemala

    15 Dec 2015- 08:54 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Herald South Korea will provide Honduras and Guatemala with $550,000 in humanitarian aid as the countries are troubled by frequent disasters caused by climate change, the Foreign Ministry announced Tues ...

    Local Press Report - 12/15/2015 - 08:54

  11. COP21’s “Resilience Day” Sees Launch of Paris Pact, #ClimateIsWater Initiative

    3 Dec 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The third day of the COP21 climate talks in Paris on December 2nd, designated “Resilience Day,” saw a number of initiatives launched under the Lima to Paris Action Agenda (LPAA). The LPAA seeks to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/03/2015 - 10:15

  12. Korean Drought Expected to Continue Until Next Year

    20 Oct 2015- 08:24 by Local Press Report BUSAN Chosun Ilbo Meteorologists expect the drought that is plaguing Korea to continue until next spring. There is also a chance of insufficient rainfall during the next year's summer monsoon following an unus ...

    Local Press Report - 10/20/2015 - 08:24

  13. South Korea Assesses Flood Damage in North Korea

    13 Aug 2015- 08:31 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Herald The North's Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday that torrential rain and a tsunami in South Hwanghae Province, the North's western area, have left breakwaters partially destroyed as ...

    Local Press Report - 08/13/2015 - 08:31

  14. Report Finds Water Issues Are Dragging Down the Global Economy

    15 Apr 2015- 10:26 by Local Press Report DAEGU/GYEONGJU Phys.org A new report published Tuesday shows floods, droughts and a lack of investment in providing good quality, reliable water supplies is dragging down the global economy. The report entitled &qu ...

    Local Press Report - 04/15/2015 - 10:26

  15. Stage Prop Collapses During World Water Forum Opening

    13 Apr 2015- 09:24 by Local Press Report DAEGU Korea Times President Park Geun-hye and global guests were on stage at the EXCO convention center to launch World Water Forum VII by pulling a rope tied to a prop in the shape of the Borugak Jagyeongnu, a sel ...

    Local Press Report - 04/13/2015 - 09:24

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