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225,000 Trees to be Planted in Busan’s Saha-gu to Fight Fine Dust

225,000 Trees to be Planted in Busan’s Saha-gu to Fight Fine Dust

BUSAN, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Busan has announced plans to plant 225,000 trees in a neighborhood with poor air quality, the district of Saha-gu, by 2027. The municipality of Saha-gu announced Saturday that it would be pushing forth a “forest belt project” in order to reduce fine dust levels and alleviate [...]

Meteorologists Warn of Heavy Damage from Approaching Typhoon

Meteorologists Warn of Heavy Damage from Approaching Typhoon

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Meteorologists warned Monday that the approaching Typhoon Soulik is expected to cause enormous damage across the Korean Peninsula later this week, urging the nation to thoroughly prepare for heavy rainfall and powerful winds and waves. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), Typhoon Soulik, classified as strong medium-sized, is [...]

Historic Tree that Helped Freedom Fighters Withstands Heat Wave

Historic Tree that Helped Freedom Fighters Withstands Heat Wave

YEONGDONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A gigantic zelkova tree in North Chungcheong Province is known as the “independence fighter tree,” having been around for approximately 350 years in the small village of Bakgye-ri in Haksan-myeon, Yeongdong-gun. The tree got its nickname after villagers climbed up to keep watch over Japanese military police during the [...]

Ulsan’s Seosaeng-myeon an Optimal Spot for Floating Wind Turbines

Ulsan’s Seosaeng-myeon an Optimal Spot for Floating Wind Turbines

ULSAN, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The city government of Ulsan has chosen the shores off Seosaeng-myeon as the optimal location to install floating wind turbines for a trial run for the first time in South Korea. The city has decided to test an offshore wind farm next year as part of a new innovative [...]

Seoulites Have Lower Pulmonary Function than Jeju Residents: Study

Seoulites Have Lower Pulmonary Function than Jeju Residents: Study

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that people who live in areas with high fine dust levels have pulmonary functions that are significantly lower than normal. Seoulites were found to 3.48 percent lower lung capacity than their Jeju counterparts, who are exposed to less fine dust. This is according to [...]

S. Korea to Cut Residential Electricity Bills for July-Aug.

S. Korea to Cut Residential Electricity Bills for July-Aug.

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will adjust the residential progressive electricity tariffs for July and August to ease the household burden from heavy electricity bills caused by the unprecedented summer heat, the energy ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said it will temporarily upgrade the ceilings of the [...]

First Day of Crackdown on Coffee Shops that Offer Disposable Cups

First Day of Crackdown on Coffee Shops that Offer Disposable Cups

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — With the Seoul Metropolitan Government beginning a crackdown on the use of disposable cups at coffee shops in the city, there were still a few outlets that offered plastic cups to their customers, although an official inspection by the city government concluded otherwise. When six coffee shops in Jongno-gu [...]