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Air Pollution No. 1 Cause of Concern for S. Koreans: Report

Air Pollution No. 1 Cause of Concern for S. Koreans: Report

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Air pollution was the No. 1 source of concern for South Koreans last year amid a worsening level of fine dust in the country, a report showed Monday. Air pollution scored 3.46 points out of 5 — the highest in the survey — among factors that cause concern to [...]

No-Driving Day Draws Mixed Reviews as Fine Dust Blankets South Korea

No-Driving Day Draws Mixed Reviews as Fine Dust Blankets South Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The environment ministry’s ‘no-driving day’ policy to fight fine dust in the country is drawing mixed reviews. The Ministry of Environment announced on Wednesday that it is considering the idea of introducing a nationwide alternate no-driving day, and even making it mandatory, which means cars that drive on the wrong [...]

Government Targets Diesel Cars to Cut Down on Air Pollution, but Environmental Report Points to China as Main Culprit

Government Targets Diesel Cars to Cut Down on Air Pollution, but Environmental Report Points to China as Main Culprit

Seoul, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – In a bid to cut down on air pollution, the Ministry of Environment announced October 18 that revisions to the enforcement strictures of the Clean Air Conservation Act will be implemented. The revisions will require select categories of newly manufactured diesel vehicles starting at the beginning of next year [...]

Government Study Reveals Diesel Fuel’s Impact on Air Pollution

Government Study Reveals Diesel Fuel’s Impact on Air Pollution

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A report that analyzed the major sources of air pollution was released yesterday by the Korea Institute of Public Finance. Despite the commonly held belief that diesel cars are the top producer of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), the report refutes that notion. In fact, the data indicated that 47.91 percent [...]

Open a Window When Cooking Meat Indoors, Say Fine Dust Experts

Open a Window When Cooking Meat Indoors, Say Fine Dust Experts

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts warn that cooking meat indoors without ventilation could see levels of ultra-fine dust increase by as much as nine times their normal values. According to a research team of environmental conservation led by professor Kim Sung-ryeol at Soon Chun Hyang University, cooking meat without opening a window to ventilate [...]