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First S Korean astronaut launches this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Tue April 08, 2008
South Korea's first astronaut, Yi So-yeon, blasts off for a sojourn on the International Space Station.

S.Korea makes arrests in illegal whale trade ring this article opens in a new window

Source: ENN, Tue March 18, 2008
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police have arrested three fishermen who are suspected of running a ring that traded in illegal whale meat, a coast guard official said on Tuesday. South Korea prohibits commercial whaling and can send poachers to jail for up to three years. It allows the trade in whales caught accidentally by fishing crews or in whales that have washed up dead near its shores.

Rare Sandpipers Found in Myanmar

Source: National Geographic, Fri February 15, 2008
Coast of Myanmar - Eighty-four spoon-billed sandpipers have been discovered in a coastal stretch of Myanmar (Burma), offering hope for the endangered birds, a conservation group said Thursday.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

UN agency confirms N. Korea reactor shutdown

Source: Yahoo! News, Mon July 16, 2007
Seoul, North Korea - The UN's nuclear watchdog confirmed Monday that North Korea has shut the reactor which produces bomb-making plutonium ...

China closes ozone depleting chemical plants as part of UN initiative

Source: UN News Centre, Thu July 05, 2007
Chiangshou, Jiangsu, China - China, the world's largest producer of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and halon, has shut down five of its six remaining plants as part of international efforts to phase-out the two ozone depleting chemicals, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said.

First train to cross DMZ sparks celebration in Korea

Source: Manila Times, Mon May 21, 2007
Munsan Station, South Korea - Crowds cheered while a small group of protesters wept Thursday as the first train to cross the inter-Korean border in 56 years set off from Munsan Station Thursday.

South Korea hot for solar energy

Source: The Ecologist, Fri May 11, 2007
Shinan, South Korea - The town of Shinan in South Korea is to play to host to the world’s largest solar power plant, following government plans to generate 10 per cent of the country’s energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Nations Reach Tentative Deal on North Korea Weapons

Source: PBS, Tue February 13, 2007
Beijing, China - Negotiators from six countries reached a tentative agreement about initial steps for North Korea's nuclear disarmament Monday, the first concrete steps achieved in nearly three years of negotiations.

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