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Fine Dust Returns in 2017

Fine Dust Returns in 2017

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea suffered severe fine dust levels for the first three days of the new year, with the capital Seoul even issuing on Monday a warning for ultrafine particles for the first time since November 2015.  Warnings are typically issued when the average hourly concentration of ultrafine particles reaches [...]

Seoul Residents More Vulnerable to Environmental Diseases

Seoul Residents More Vulnerable to Environmental Diseases

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The health implications due to the poor environment in Korea’s capital and most populated city are becoming increasingly concerning. And while Seoul’s metropolitan government continues to set out new policies to alleviate the city’s pollution problem, a recent analysis by The Seoul Institute revealed that over 15 percent of [...]

South Korea’s Longest River Suffers from Pollution and Declining Fish Stocks

South Korea’s Longest River Suffers from Pollution and Declining Fish Stocks

HAMAN, South Korea, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Nakdong River is the longest river (510km) in South Korea, and passes through the two biggest southeastern cities, Daegu and Busan, functioning as an important water source on the peninsula. But a recent study revealed that some parts of the river have become deeper in recent [...]

Seoul Proposes New Environmental Measures, Including Ban on Older Diesel Vehicles

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Diesel cars have been at the center of attention recently, primarily due to the official investigation into Audi-Volkswagen Korea’s fraudulent emissions reporting. Diesel emissions have also been identified by the Korean government in May as major producers of fine dust and ozone, and a potential health risk.  Seoul Metropolitan [...]

Korea Suffers from Significant Light Pollution

Korea Suffers from Significant Light Pollution

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Light pollution refers to excessive and obtrusive artificial light that often hinders the natural cycles  of inhabitants living in an affected area, and it is becoming a big problem in Korea. In fact, Korea has the second highest level of light pollution after Italy among the G20 nations.  Night satellite [...]