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Seoul’s Gangnam District Installs Air Quality Monitors at all Elementary Schools

Seoul’s Gangnam District Installs Air Quality Monitors at all Elementary Schools

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Gangnam district is installing fine dust indicators at all of its elementary schools. The indicators will display four different colors – blue, green, yellow, and red – in accordance with the information received from the air monitoring facility at Gangnam District Office. Blue, for instance, will mean that [...]

Gov’t to Scrap Benefits for Low-emission Diesel Vehicles to Combat Fine Dust

Gov’t to Scrap Benefits for Low-emission Diesel Vehicles to Combat Fine Dust

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Thursday it will scrap all benefits given to low-emission diesel vehicles in an effort to eventually take diesel cars off the roads to help curb fine dust. The decision to abolish the government’s “clean diesel policy” was part of a set of measures that the environment [...]

Seoul Bans Diesel Cars to Combat Fine Dust

Seoul Bans Diesel Cars to Combat Fine Dust

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul will begin restricting the entry of old diesel cars into the city on days with severe fine dust, starting Wednesday. Seoul announced the emergency measure to cut down fine dust emissions on Tuesday, the sixth time this year. The measure will enter effect when ultrafine dust concentrations reach [...]

First Apartment Complex in S. Korea Coated with Fine Dust Fighting Paint

First Apartment Complex in S. Korea Coated with Fine Dust Fighting Paint

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The first apartment complex in South Korea armed with an air filtering function has made its reveal. The Seoul Housing & Communities Corp. (SH) painted the exterior of an apartment complex in Seoul with a type of photocatalyst paint that helps remove nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxides, the main [...]

Korea Forest Service Plants Trees to Fight Air Pollution and Heat Waves

Korea Forest Service Plants Trees to Fight Air Pollution and Heat Waves

DAEJEON, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Forest Service revealed today that it was planning to create 10 “wind path” forests near cities and a 60-hectare forest aimed at blocking the spread of fine dust. The measure is expected to not only reduce fine dust levels but also reduce the likelihood of heat waves. [...]

Seoulites Have Lower Pulmonary Function than Jeju Residents: Study

Seoulites Have Lower Pulmonary Function than Jeju Residents: Study

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that people who live in areas with high fine dust levels have pulmonary functions that are significantly lower than normal. Seoulites were found to 3.48 percent lower lung capacity than their Jeju counterparts, who are exposed to less fine dust. This is according to [...]

Let’s Stop Fine Dust: Gyeonggi Office of Education Proposes Air Dome for Students

Let’s Stop Fine Dust: Gyeonggi Office of Education Proposes Air Dome for Students

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Last year, schools in Gyeonggi Province had an average of seven days when outdoor gym classes were cancelled and replaced with indoor activities due to poor air quality. As students have less frequent access to outdoor activities due to external factors, they may not end up getting all the [...]