Tag: culture

UN conference on biodiversity calls for stronger protection of ecosystems

UN conference on biodiversity calls for stronger protection of ecosystems

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 21, 2019

Stronger protection of the world’s ecosystems and the numerous species becoming extinct as we speak. That’s what topped the agenda for global leaders and civic representatives this week in Cancun, Mexico. Annual UN Conference on Biodiversity – UN Up and Close this week, here’s Oh Sooyoung. Bees, wasps, birds, beetles and other pollinating creatures are […]

Researchers trying to develop eco-friendly nanoparticles for pesticides   연구원에서

Researchers trying to develop eco-friendly nanoparticles for pesticides 연구원에서

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 20, 2019

Researchers at North Carolina State University… have created a new type of eco-friendly nanoparticle… to be used in pesticides. It′s made with lignin,… an organic polymer found in nearly all plants and trees. The team discovered that it could replace the silver-based nanoparticles,… currently used in pesticides, which are considered damaging to the environment… as […]

Korea to create solid startup ecosystem to lure investors   최경환 ″벤처투자 회수 쉽게

Korea to create solid startup ecosystem to lure investors 최경환 ″벤처투자 회수 쉽게

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 17, 2019

Shifting gears… Korea is vowing to create a sound environment for investors… to open up their wallets for startups. It pledged to promote merger and acquisitions in the start-up industry. Our Connie Kim has the details. Korea will create a solid startup ecosystem, making it easy for investors to pull back their investments in startups. […]

This Eco Friendly Fantasy Village Is Perfect for Escaping Real Life | Hobbitenago | The Points Guy

This Eco Friendly Fantasy Village Is Perfect for Escaping Real Life | Hobbitenago | The Points Guy

By Micah Moen 4 Comments August 16, 2019

– We started this place around six years ago as a group of friends fighting deforestation in the local mountains. What happened was my business partner invited me to go camping here and we found people cutting trees illegally in the forest. We got the Ministerio del Ambiente to shut down the illegal deforestation. The […]

New catalyst developed that provides eco-friendly energy source

New catalyst developed that provides eco-friendly energy source

By Micah Moen 1 Comment August 15, 2019

A Korean research team’s latest discovery could potentially provide alternative, eco-friendly methods to meet our energy needs. Kim Ji-yeon explains how the scientists picked up valuable hints from chemical reactions of photosynthesis in plants. As part of efforts to find a new, sustainable source of eco-friendly energy,… a local research team has developed an advanced […]

[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

By Micah Moen 43 Comments August 13, 2019

Here retreat is no longer an option. The Mekong River, it’s the last stand before 2,000 tons of trash flow into the Pacific Ocean each day. 730,000 tons of trash a year that flow straight into the Pacific Ocean, must be stopped. The key is how. This trash collecting barge emits even more carbon into […]

Eco-friendly Christmas trees light up Seoul

Eco-friendly Christmas trees light up Seoul

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 13, 2019

It’s the holiday season,… and although the mood is not so festive in Korea this Christmas season compared to previous years… we are still seeing certain parts of Seoul beautifully illuminated. But, what’s even more meaningful — some are choosing to go green this Christmas. Kim Hyesung reports. It’s called the Mirror Christmas tree. Six-and-a-half […]

Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond

Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

I think all of us have been interested, at one time or another, in the romantic mysteries of all those societies that collapsed, such as the classic Maya in the Yucatan, the Easter Islanders, the Anasazi, Fertile Crescent society, Angor Wat, Great Zimbabwe and so on. And within the last decade or two, archaeologists have […]

Eco-friendly toilets turn human waste into natural fertilizers

Eco-friendly toilets turn human waste into natural fertilizers

By Micah Moen 2 Comments August 13, 2019

They’re usually regarded as something unsanitary… but that perception may change… as they’re now being used to turn human waste into fertilizer. Our Kim Hyo-sun reports. It looks like an ordinary vegetable garden in Seoul. Yet, there’s something special about this place. There’s an environmental friendly toilet that can turn human waste into fertilizer — […]

Korea to create solid startup ecosystem luring investors   최경환 ″벤처투자 회수 쉽게하

Korea to create solid startup ecosystem luring investors 최경환 ″벤처투자 회수 쉽게하

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 11, 2019

Korea is vowing to create a sound ground for venture capital investors to open up their wallets for startups. As part of that effort, the government is planning to create a market structure where investors can easily collect their initial funds Connie Kim reports. Korea will create a solid startup ecosystem in the nation, making […]