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South Korea scraps whale meat factory plans

Posted by darren — 16 June 2005 at 9:46am - Comments

Flying over the proposed whale meat factory in Ulsan, Korea

Exciting news has reached our whale embassy! The plans for the proposed whale meat factory have been shelved days before the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is due to meet.

The decision was reported in a South Korean newspaper and is a courageous move by the government.

Whale Embassy showdown

Posted by darren — 26 May 2005 at 5:05pm - Comments

 	 Greenpeace volunteers at the site of the proposed whale meat factory in Ulsan, Korea

In an amazing turn around, the local leaders of Ulsan, Korea have agreed to allow our 'Whale Embassy' volunteers to stay near the site of a planned whale meat factory - just hours after telling them to leave or face the "consequences".

Whale Embassy threatened!

Posted by darren — 12 May 2005 at 2:42pm - Comments

The 'Whale Embassy' site in Ulsan, Korea

Our 'Whale Embassy' volunteers in Ulsan, Korea have just received a threatening letter telling them to vacate the site within 24 hours or face the "consequences".

Heaviest rain in South Korea for 37 years

Posted by bex — 19 July 2001 at 7:00am - Comments
Climate change: English country floods

Climate change: English country floods

The death toll in South Korea from the heaviest rain in 37 years rose to 40 on Monday as rescue workers sifted through the wreckage left by the downpour. The rain, which was most severe in the area of the capital, Seoul, followed months of unprecedented drought and triggered floods and landslides.

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