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‘Double Row of Street Trees’: Korea Forest Service’s Answer to Fine Dust

‘Double Row of Street Trees’: Korea Forest Service’s Answer to Fine Dust

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Environmental authorities in South Korea will tackle fine dust problems by planting a double row of trees along streets nationwide. According to the Korea Forest Service (KFS) on Wednesday, according to new plans for urban green infrastructure over two rows of trees will be planted along streets across the country [...]

S. Korea, China Pledge Joint Work to Fight Fine Dust

S. Korea, China Pledge Joint Work to Fight Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Senior officials of South Korea and China have agreed to step up cooperation to fight regional environmental issues, including fine dust, the foreign ministry said Friday. During a meeting of the South Korea-China joint committee on environmental cooperation in Changdong, China on Thursday, the foreign ministry’s Director-General for environmental [...]

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 [...]

Gov’t to Cap Dust Emissions in 28 Cities and Counties

Gov’t to Cap Dust Emissions in 28 Cities and Counties

SEJONG, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting next year, the South Korean government will put a limit on how much dust can be generated per site in 28 cities and counties across the country.  The Ministry of Environment will add “total suspended particles” to the list of substances for which emissions are currently restricted. Total [...]

Study Says Prolonged Exposure to Fine Dust Raises Risk of Death

Study Says Prolonged Exposure to Fine Dust Raises Risk of Death

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Two consecutive days of exposure to fine dust can raise the risk of death by 0.5 percent, a joint study by researchers from South Korea, Japan and China said Tuesday. Published in Environment International, the study tracked the associations between mortality and extended exposure to microdust by analyzing data [...]