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Philips, The Philips Foundation and Global Action Plan Team Up to Improve the Air Quality at Schools

Philips, The Philips Foundation and Global Action Plan Team Up to Improve the Air Quality at Schools

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Sept. 16 (Kore Bizwire) – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the Philips Foundation, with its mission to provide access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities through innovation, together with UK-based charity Global Action Plan reveal new analysis by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that shows if outdoor [...]

Chollian-2B Satellite Eyes Greater Role for Global Air Pollution Monitoring System

Chollian-2B Satellite Eyes Greater Role for Global Air Pollution Monitoring System

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s soon-to-be-launched geostationary satellite, the Chollian-2B, will set the stage for a worldwide air pollution monitoring system that can help countries better deal with environmental challenges, a state-run research institute said Friday. The first ever geostationary environmental monitoring satellite was unveiled last month and is set to be [...]

S. Korea Unveils World’s First Geostationary Air Pollution Monitoring Satellite

S. Korea Unveils World’s First Geostationary Air Pollution Monitoring Satellite

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday unveiled the world’s first geostationary environmental monitoring satellite that can closely check the movement of fine dust and other air pollutants in the East Asian region in real time. The 3.4-ton Chollian-2B, scheduled to be sent into orbit from French Guiana in February 2020, will [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Would Pay More for Electricity to Limit Air Pollution

Majority of S. Koreans Would Pay More for Electricity to Limit Air Pollution

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – More than half of South Koreans are in favor of suspending the operation of coal-fired power plants in order to reduce fine dust emissions, even if electricity prices go up. According to the presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s online survey [...]

Gov’t Announces New Manual for Fine Dust Pollution

Gov’t Announces New Manual for Fine Dust Pollution

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — If ultrafine dust pollution reaches severe levels, a temporary holiday will be declared and an alternate no-driving day system will be enforced for private vehicles under the government’s new contingency plan, the Ministry of Environment said Tuesday. The ministry announced its new fine dust crisis management manual calling for [...]