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POSCO Makes Additional Investment to Counter Air Pollution

POSCO Makes Additional Investment to Counter Air Pollution

POHANG, South Korea, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – POSCO is investing an additional 50 billion won ($44.1 million) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.  According to local sources on Monday, the South Korean steel giant plans to boost its environmental measures, including reducing emissions of toxic chemicals and improving maintenance of emissions facilities, by establishing [...]

Fine Dust Included As Category in Emergency Disaster Mobile Messaging

Fine Dust Included As Category in Emergency Disaster Mobile Messaging

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The government will send an emergency message to people in Seoul and its satellite cities via mobile phone if severe fine dust is forecast in the region, the public security ministry said Sunday. “Once the message, called cell broadcast service (CBS), is issued, public agencies are obliged to follow the government’s emergency steps to reduce fine dust in the air, including the introduction of the two-day rotation system [...]

Seoul to Use Fire Hydrants During Fine Dust Warnings

Seoul to Use Fire Hydrants During Fine Dust Warnings

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans yesterday to use fire hydrants to clean the streets when find dust warnings are issued, after officials decided to consider fine dust as a natural disaster. Seoul’s resourceful new initiative comes after a task force dedicated to improving air quality decided to utilize [...]

South Korea’s Misguided Fight Against Air Pollution

South Korea’s Misguided Fight Against Air Pollution

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A day without a fine dust warning is rapidly becoming a rare occasion in South Korea, as a gray haze of fine particulate matter and smog continues to blanket the Korean Peninsula. Record high levels of air pollution, which easily exceed the World Health Organization’s recommended limits, grab the [...]

Air Pollution Aggravates Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Air Pollution Aggravates Parkinson’s Disease: Study

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Exposure to air pollution increases risk of aggravating Parkinson’s disease and may cause neurological disease progression, a study showed Friday.  According to the study by Kim Ho at Seoul National University, patients with the neurodegenerative disease are more likely to visit emergency rooms during days with high levels of [...]