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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 [...]

Gov’t Not Planning to Raise Diesel Prices to Combat Fine Dust: Finance Ministry

Gov’t Not Planning to Raise Diesel Prices to Combat Fine Dust: Finance Ministry

SEJONG, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has no plan to raise diesel prices in the near future as it tries to reduce fine dust levels in the air, the finance ministry said Monday. “We’ve considered many scenarios related to tax rate hikes for diesel, but all have been found to be [...]

Air Pollution Causes 14,000 Additional Deaths a Year in South Korea

Air Pollution Causes 14,000 Additional Deaths a Year in South Korea

SEOUL, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) – About 14,000 people are dying prematurely every year in South Korea as a result of air pollution, a medical professor said Monday, citing a report by the U.S.-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Cheong Hae-kwan, a professor at the Medical College of Seoul’s Sungkyunkwan University, said during [...]