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Man Arrested for Secretly Transferring Classified Technology to China

Man Arrested for Secretly Transferring Classified Technology to China

CHANGWON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A man in his 40s who secretly transferred to China the floor plans of a facility that helps reduce air pollution owned by a Korean company has been arrested. The Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency’s international crime investigation division said yesterday that it had arrested a 42-year-old man who was [...]

Korea Forest Service Plants Trees to Fight Air Pollution and Heat Waves

Korea Forest Service Plants Trees to Fight Air Pollution and Heat Waves

DAEJEON, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Forest Service revealed today that it was planning to create 10 “wind path” forests near cities and a 60-hectare forest aimed at blocking the spread of fine dust. The measure is expected to not only reduce fine dust levels but also reduce the likelihood of heat waves. [...]

Fine Dust Leads to Lifestyle Changes for South Koreans

Fine Dust Leads to Lifestyle Changes for South Koreans

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — “Fine dust has changed the lifestyle of Koreans completely,” claims an analytical report based on big data released by Innocean Worldwide, an advertising agency. The report states that worsening air pollution has changed all six categories closely related to people’s lives: clothing, food, home, car, leisure, and beauty. The [...]

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 [...]