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2010-04-28 06:45:43

Work on the Saemangeum Seawall--the longest man-made dyke in the world--has officially been completed, South Korean officials announced on Tuesday. Located on the southwestern coast of the Korean peninsula, the 21 mile seawall encloses approximately 160 square miles of seawater between the Yellow Sea and the Saemangeum estuary. During a television broadcast announcing the completion of the dyke, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak called it "the largest-ever engineering project in this...

2008-11-24 15:12:45

Environmentalists say South Korea could be heading towards a major ecological blunder as it begins a multi-billion dollar land reclamation project about seven times the size of Manhattan that the country believes will lift its economy. South Korea's Saemangeum land reclamation project uses a 20.5 mile sea dyke to reclaim an area of 155 sq miles, turning coastal tidelands that are key feeding areas for globally threatened birds into land for factories, golf courses and water treatment plants....

2006-04-20 22:43:36

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean workers closed the last remaining gap in a massive sea wall on Friday, completing a map-altering reclamation project after 15 years of work and bitter legal challenges by conservationists. The project creates one of the biggest land reclamation projects in history covering about 400 square km (155 square miles) -- more than six times the size of Manhattan. Conservationists and some residents have criticized the project as a potential...

2006-04-14 07:29:44

By Jack Kim PUAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Massive earthmovers and trucks roar as they dump rocks the size of cars into the sea off South Korea's west coast in a map-altering reclamation project at the center of a bitter environmental dispute. The project calls for one of the biggest landfills in history covering about 155 square miles -- two-thirds the area of Singapore and more than six times the size of Manhattan. The South Korean government and the province of North Cholla where...

Latest Saemangeum Reference Libraries

Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
2012-09-12 11:48:41

The spoon-billed sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) can be found in Southeast Asia in the winter and northeastern Russia during its breeding season in warmer months. In Russia, its breeding range includes the sea coats adjacent to the Chukchi Peninsula and south to the Kamchatka peninsula. It will migrate through many areas along the Pacific Coast including Japan, North and South Korea, and China to get to its main wintering range. In this area of Southeast Asia, it can be found in many areas...

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Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'