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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. [...]

Heat Wave Boosts Department Store Sales in S. Korea

Heat Wave Boosts Department Store Sales in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Sweltering heat affecting South Korea has boosted the sales of local department stores this summer as people have flocked to air-conditioned malls to get relief, industry sources said Thursday. According to retail sector data, revenues from restaurants inside Lotte Department Store jumped 10.6 percent on-year between July 16 and [...]

Handheld Fans Emit Dangerous Electromagnetic Waves

Handheld Fans Emit Dangerous Electromagnetic Waves

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health announced that 12 out of the 13 handheld portable fans currently sold on the market emit worrying levels of electromagnetic radiation. The center purchased various portable fans at department stores and hypermarkets in Seoul between the end of July and early [...]

S. Korea May Be Headed Towards Tropical Climate

S. Korea May Be Headed Towards Tropical Climate

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — As one of the worst heat waves ever recorded in the nation’s history rages on, the entire nation has been suffering from discomfort in the scorching heat. Agricultural products have dried up and livestock have collapsed without a struggle. Schools of fish perished in the nation’s rivers and reservoirs. [...]

Number of Abandoned Pets Increases Fivefold Amid Heat Wave

Number of Abandoned Pets Increases Fivefold Amid Heat Wave

CHEONGJU, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The summer holidays may be the least enjoyable time for family animals, as pets are said to be abandoned the most during this time of year. Although the unfavorable practice has been occurring yearly, it has been especially problematic this summer due to the intense heat wave that has [...]