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Defense Ministry Set to Launch Investigation into Noise Pollution from Military Facilities

Defense Ministry Set to Launch Investigation into Noise Pollution from Military Facilities

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — An investigation is soon to be underway to measure noise levels at about 100 military airfields and shooting ranges throughout the country. The Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that it will launch an investigation to measure the noise level of military airfields and shooting ranges over the next [...]

Study Finds Higher Infertility in Men Exposed to Nighttime Noise

Study Finds Higher Infertility in Men Exposed to Nighttime Noise

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint study by researchers from Seoul Nation University’s Institute of Health & Environment and the Department of Preventive Medicine revealed that men exposed to a higher level of noise pollution at night are more vulnerable to infertility.  Noise pollution, or unwanted sound that exceeds a certain level, can [...]

Government, Tire Manufacturers Team Up to Fight Noise Pollution

Government, Tire Manufacturers Team Up to Fight Noise Pollution

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – In accordance with a recent agreement with the Ministry of Environment, domestic and overseas tire manufacturers will be obligated to indicate the noise level of their products starting in 2019, a measure that officials expect will significantly reduce noise pollution from vehicles.  Organizations and manufacturers that voluntarily agreed to [...]

Five New Environmental Conflicts that have Appeared in 2015

Five New Environmental Conflicts that have Appeared in 2015

SEOUL, Dec.31 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Environmental Dispute Resolution Commission from the Ministry of Environment announced the 5 most noticeable environmental conflicts of the calendar year of 2015. A total number of 232 conflicts occurred over the past year. According to the announcement, the first case focused on recognizing the harm that major crops [...]