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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 [...]

Air Circulators More Popular than Electric Fans This Summer

Air Circulators More Popular than Electric Fans This Summer

SEOUL, July 2 (Korea Bizwire) — This year’s air conditioning market is seeing new trends emerge as air circulators are outstripping electric fans in sales, and movable or window air conditioners are gaining popularity. E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest discount store chain by sales, announced Wednesday that total air conditioner sales from June 1 to [...]

Mini Watermelons Coming Soon to S. Korean Supermarkets

Mini Watermelons Coming Soon to S. Korean Supermarkets

SACHEON, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Miniature-sized watermelons grown from suspended pots will soon be made available for South Korean consumers. Gyeongnam Sacheon Agricultural Development & Technology Center will begin selling fun-size watermelons grown via nutriculture through stores of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, better known as Nonghyup, in the southeastern city of Sacheon. These [...]

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 [...]