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Nearly 40 pct of S. Koreans Think Air Quality Improved Last Year amid Pandemic

Nearly 40 pct of S. Koreans Think Air Quality Improved Last Year amid Pandemic

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 40 percent of South Koreans think air quality relatively improved last year from two years earlier, a survey showed Thursday, as fine dust air pollution declined amid the pandemic. Some 38.2 percent of those surveyed by the Statistics Research Institute said the country’s air quality improved last year, [...]

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday released satellite imagery showing the movement of fine dust from China to South Korea in the latest scientific evidence that China is partly to blame for poor air quality in the region. The Chollian-2B, a South Korean environmental satellite, observed high concentrations of fine dust [...]

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 [...]

Air Pollutant Emission-cap System to be Expanded Nationwide

Air Pollutant Emission-cap System to be Expanded Nationwide

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s air pollutant emission-cap management system, which has been enforced in Seoul since 2008 to manage the capital’s air quality, will be expanded to cover almost all parts of the country this week, the Ministry of Environment said Thursday. The emission-cap system allocates yearly emission allowances to workplaces, [...]

Gov’t to Toughen Air Quality Rules for Public Transport

Gov’t to Toughen Air Quality Rules for Public Transport

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will strengthen its air quality monitoring efforts for trains and buses from next month to minimize ultrafine dust particles inside public transportation vehicles, the Ministry of Environment said Wednesday. Beginning April 1, operators of subways, trains and inter-city buses will be advised to keep the amount of [...]

Gov’t Promotes Initiatives to Improve Air Quality Indoors and on Public Transportation

Gov’t Promotes Initiatives to Improve Air Quality Indoors and on Public Transportation

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will push for a project to improve public transportation air quality by disclosing the concentration of PM 2.5, or fine dust particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter in real time at subway stations nationwide. The Ministry of Environment said Tuesday that it has established a basic [...]

Tree Native to S. Korea’s Jeju Island Improves Air Quality: Institute

Tree Native to S. Korea’s Jeju Island Improves Air Quality: Institute

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run research body said Thursday it will plant more trees indigenous to South Korea’s largest island of Jeju as the tree is confirmed to have lowered the concentration of harmful PM2.5 particles indoors. The Institute of Biological Resources, affiliated with the environment ministry, implemented a pilot project from [...]

Growing Plants Indoors can Improve Air Quality: Study

Growing Plants Indoors can Improve Air Quality: Study

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has showed that growing plants indoors can help improve air quality. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) revealed the results of the study on Tuesday, following a variety of experiments conducted on indoor plants over the last four years. “We used a special device that visualizes fine [...]

Ministry of Environment Responds After China Blames S. Korea for Fine Dust

Ministry of Environment Responds After China Blames S. Korea for Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Ministry of Environment responded to a recent comment from the Chinese government that blamed South Korea for its poor air quality. “It is only common sense to know that the westerlies blow from the northern hemisphere, exposing South Korea to Chinese influence, particularly in the fall and [...]