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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 [...]

Cars in Motion Checked for Illegal Emissions via Remote Device

Cars in Motion Checked for Illegal Emissions via Remote Device

CHANGWON, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of South Gyeongsang Province announced on Saturday that it will be using remote sensing devices (RSD) to verify vehicle emissions in an effort to help improve air quality in the province as public concern over air pollution continues to grow. With the help of the Korea Environment [...]

Sales of Masks, Home Appliances Soar amid Record-high Fine Dust

Sales of Masks, Home Appliances Soar amid Record-high Fine Dust

SEOUL, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of masks and other products that can mitigate the effects of fine dust have skyrocketed amid rising concerns over deteriorating air quality in the country, local retailers said Wednesday. Sales of masks at GS25, one of South Korea’s leading convenience store chains, from Saturday to Monday jumped 914.5 [...]

Seoul City Starts English SNS Service on Air Quality Info

Seoul City Starts English SNS Service on Air Quality Info

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday it will launch an English version of its air quality notification service via SNS for foreigners to better provide them with real-time information on air pollution amid worsening fine dust levels. The platform, available at the English-language website of Seoul city (http://english.seoul.go.kr), is [...]