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Vehicle Emissions Control Measures Most Cost Effective Way to Achieve Fine Dust Reduction: Think Tank

Vehicle Emissions Control Measures Most Cost Effective Way to Achieve Fine Dust Reduction: Think Tank

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that the most cost effective policy for the reduction of fine dust among the initiatives pursued by the Seoul metropolitan government is a measure targeting the mitigation of vehicle emissions. A report released on Wednesday by the Seoul Institute, a think tank for the Seoul [...]

Busan to Plant Urban Forests in Downtown Areas to Block Fine Dust

Busan to Plant Urban Forests in Downtown Areas to Block Fine Dust

BUSAN, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city on the southern coast, plans to encourage the development of small-scale forests in downtown areas to improve the urban environment as well as to prevent fine dust from flowing into residential areas. The Busan metropolitan government announced plans to develop a total of eight [...]

80 pct Fine Dust Reduction by 2040 Thanks to Massive Decrease in Diesel Cars: Study

80 pct Fine Dust Reduction by 2040 Thanks to Massive Decrease in Diesel Cars: Study

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The volume of fine dust emissions created in the transport and power generation sector is expected to decline dramatically over the next 20 years. According to a report from the Korea Energy Economics Institute, the volume of fine dust emissions generated by the domestic transport sector is forecast to [...]

Hydrocarbons in Fine Dust Can Harm the Growth and Development of Fetuses: Study

Hydrocarbons in Fine Dust Can Harm the Growth and Development of Fetuses: Study

CHUNCHEON, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The hydrocarbon particles contained in fine dust can hinder the growth and development of fetuses,  a recent study showed. The study, carried out by researchers at Kangwon National University and Yonsei University, confirmed that two-dimensional graphene oxide is toxic to stem cells and leads to premature differentiation. Two-dimensional graphene oxide [...]