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Builders Lure Homeseekers with Built-in Air Purifiers amid Fine Dust Woes

Builders Lure Homeseekers with Built-in Air Purifiers amid Fine Dust Woes

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Various and viable tools are available for citizens here to respond to the ever-growing air pollution, and newlyweds Park Young-eun and Yeo Ryong-koo are also on the lookout for solutions to keep their home safe from fine dust. Recently, the couple who are considering buying a new apartment in [...]

Presidential Council Argues That Public Opinion Incorrectly Blames China for Air Pollution

Presidential Council Argues That Public Opinion Incorrectly Blames China for Air Pollution

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Council on Climate and Air Quality, South Korea’s pan-national body on fine dust air pollution, released a statement claiming that public opinion relies too much on criticizing China based on incorrect information related to air pollution and fine particulate matter. “South Korean citizens are finding it difficult [...]

False Cypress Excellent at Absorbing CO2

False Cypress Excellent at Absorbing CO2

DAEJEON, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — False cypress, similar to the hinoki cypress, was found to be capable of demonstrating robust growth and an excellent capability of absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2). False cypress, among other conifer trees, is known to have the strongest resistance against sulfite gas and CO2. False cypress is also known to [...]

Seoul Seeks to Launch Int’l Organ to Tackle Fine Dust Pollution

Seoul Seeks to Launch Int’l Organ to Tackle Fine Dust Pollution

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government on Tuesday announced a plan to launch an international organization to tackle serious fine dust issues by expanding the functions of an existing anti-air pollution body among East Asian cities. “We plan to expand the number of the members of the East Asia Clean Air [...]

45 pct of S. Korean Children Have Experienced Health Issues Caused by Air Pollution

45 pct of S. Korean Children Have Experienced Health Issues Caused by Air Pollution

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 1 in 2 children in South Korea have experienced health issues caused by fine dust, and 3 out of 10 have missed official outdoor events, such as going to school or going on school trips, when fine dust levels were severely high. The Korea Institute for Health and [...]

New Mist Eliminator Significantly Reduces Thermal Power Plant Fine Dust

New Mist Eliminator Significantly Reduces Thermal Power Plant Fine Dust

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A new eco-friendly mist eliminator that can drastically reduce fine dust released by thermal power plants has been developed for commercial use, a state-run machinery research institute said Tuesday. The electrostatic mist eliminator (EME) has been tested to effectively reduce pollutants released to 0.5 milligram (mg) per one cubic [...]

Mobile Weather Apps Gain Popularity amid Fine Dust Concerns

Mobile Weather Apps Gain Popularity amid Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Mobile applications providing weather information are gaining huge popularity in South Korea as more people seek to monitor the fine dust air pollution that often blankets the country, industry data showed Thursday. The number of downloads of weather mobile apps at Google Play jumped to 2.8 million in the [...]

Hotel Reservation Rate Jumped 371 pct due to Fine Dust

Hotel Reservation Rate Jumped 371 pct due to Fine Dust

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Hotels next to shopping complexes are enjoying a huge rise in popularity as more and more people remain reluctant to go outdoors amid high levels of air pollution. Trip.com, an online travel agency, reported on Tuesday that its reservation rate at six hotels next to shopping malls in Seoul [...]