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Local Authorities Mobilize Cooling Resources as Nation Grapples with Extended Heat Wave

Local Authorities Mobilize Cooling Resources as Nation Grapples with Extended Heat Wave

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Public shade canopies, water spraying trucks and ice-cold water bottles are being mobilized and supplied plentifully across South Korea this week, as an extended nationwide heat wave compounds woes of local governments already burdened with having to deal with the fourth wave of COVID-19. The country remains gripped by [...]

New Map Enables Detailed Heat Wave Analysis for Every Part of the Country

New Map Enables Detailed Heat Wave Analysis for Every Part of the Country

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Disaster Management Research Institute said Wednesday that it had developed a ‘heat distribution map’ that offers a full glimpse of the heat distribution situation for the summer season across the country. The institute will provide the newly-developed heat distribution map to departments and research institutes responsible for [...]

15 pct of Construction Workers Do Not Have Access to Cold Water

15 pct of Construction Workers Do Not Have Access to Cold Water

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent report has revealed that construction companies are failing to meet a government recommendation saying construction workers should be provided with enough water, shade, and breaks to avoid health problems caused by the scorching summer heat. According to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) survey, 14.8 percent [...]

Heat, Tropical Nights Trigger Changes in Spending Patterns

Heat, Tropical Nights Trigger Changes in Spending Patterns

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The sizzling summer temperatures and tropical nights are having an effect on the spending patterns of consumers. More and more consumers are shopping at night or in the evening, when the weather is relatively cool. In addition, an increasing number of consumers are placing orders online. Hyundai Department Store [...]

Over Half of S. Korea’s Autonomous Regions Vulnerable to Extreme Heat

Over Half of S. Korea’s Autonomous Regions Vulnerable to Extreme Heat

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The dangers of extremely hot weather will fast increase nationwide over the next decade, with more than half of South Korea’s local autonomous regions vulnerable, a government report warned Thursday. The report, issued by the Ministry of Environment based on climate change scenarios from the Korea Meteorological Administration, evaluates [...]