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North Gyeongsang Province Resorts to Bicycles in Fight Against Fine Dust

North Gyeongsang Province Resorts to Bicycles in Fight Against Fine Dust

GYEONGSANG PROVINCE, SOUTH KOREA, 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Local governments and councils in North Gyeongsang Province are becoming increasingly bicycle-friendly to encourage more people to make use of the environmentally-friendly mode of transport, as part of their efforts to reduce fine dust emissions. Part of the initiative comes in the form of free bike rental service, [...]

Government to Regulate Oxygen Canisters Amid Burgeoning Sales

Government to Regulate Oxygen Canisters Amid Burgeoning Sales

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government has decided to regulate the sale of portable oxygen canisters, which have become increasingly popular amid fine dust fears that have been gripping the peninsula.  According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Monday, a revision designating portable oxygen cans as “quasi-drugs” will [...]

KEPCO Pledges to Slash Fine Dust Emissions from Coal Plants by 50% in 5 Years

KEPCO Pledges to Slash Fine Dust Emissions from Coal Plants by 50% in 5 Years

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) announced plans last Friday to reduce emissions of fine dust particles from its coal-fired power plants in South Korea by 50 percent over the next five years. KEPCO and five of its affiliates held an emergency conference last week at KEPCO Art Center [...]

Environmental Policies Threaten POSCO’s 1-Trillion-Won Power Plant

Environmental Policies Threaten POSCO’s 1-Trillion-Won Power Plant

POHANG, South Korea, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – POSCO’s 1-trillion-won ($887 million) thermal power plant in Pohang is likely to be scrapped amid growing concerns over fine dust and stringent environmental policies on the part of the current administration.  The world’s fourth-largest steelmaker has 13 generators of 20MW to 146MW-capacity at its Pohang steelworks, mainly [...]

Public Cheers as Moon Pledges to Close Old Coal Plants Amid Fine Dust Concerns

Public Cheers as Moon Pledges to Close Old Coal Plants Amid Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Newly elected president Moon Jae-in has issued an executive order to shut down a number of aged coal-fired power plants in South Korea in a move to curb the fine dust problems that are plaguing the country, only days after he was sworn into office. Moon revealed today his plan [...]

Neuter Center to Combat Growing Problem of Abandoned Dogs

Neuter Center to Combat Growing Problem of Abandoned Dogs

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – As more and more abandoned dogs are being found in abandoned neighborhoods awaiting redevelopment, with some even forming packs, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is taking matters into their own hands by pumping 500 million won into building a ‘neuter center’ in Yongsan District, officials revealed last Saturday. The newly proposed [...]

Seoul to Team Up With Coffeehouse Chains for Recycling Effort

Seoul to Team Up With Coffeehouse Chains for Recycling Effort

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government is teaming up with major coffeehouse chains in South Korea for a new recycling project that will see a weekly dose of coffee grounds reused as fertilizer and disposable cups collected for recycling, as part of a new environmental initiative set to kick off next month. [...]