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SKorean baseball league postpones games over pollution

South Korea’s rapidly worsening air pollution has forced the country’s professional baseball league to postpone three games. The Korea Baseball Organization on Friday postponed the games in capital Seoul and the nearby cities of Suwon and Incheon after the government … Continue reading

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Seoul issues emergency pollution measures

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is set to waive public transportation fees during peak commute hours on Monday to mitigate the worsening air quality brought on by fine dust particles. The fee waiver is part of emergency measures that went into … Continue reading

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Smog becomes a political issue in South Korean election

A rare springtime election will send South Koreans to the polls early next month, but here in smog-bound Seoul they may be gasping all the way. Spring is notorious for its poor air quality here. The combination of smog and … Continue reading

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Seoul to limit old diesel vehicles to fight air pollution 

South Korea’s capital of Seoul will limit the number of old diesel vehicles on the roads starting next year, as the country tackles rising air pollution. Asia’s fourth-biggest economy in June announced a string of measures to address growing concerns … Continue reading

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Smog In Korea 2015: Air Pollution From China Arrives Early In Seoul, Causing Dust Warnings

The annual autumn haze in South Korea has settled over Seoul earlier than usual this year. For the fourth day in a row Thursday, officials issued a fine dust advisory and urged residents to stay indoors to avoid severe air … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Now Threatening Health Worldwide

Humanity is losing the battle for clean air. Despite decades of efforts to combat it, air pollution is taking a growing toll on human health, the environment, and the economy, according to a new Worldwatch Institute study. Once primarily an … Continue reading

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Environment Ministry Implements Tough Measures to Prevent Neighborhood Air Pollution

When you fill up your car at a gas station, you can easily smell the gasoline. However, the smell of the oil mist includes toxic materials, and they can severely damage the air quality in the surrounding neighborhood. To reduce … Continue reading

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Worst yellow dust blankets peninsula

The year’s worst yellow dust hit much of the nation Sunday, prompting the authorities to issue health warnings against the sandy, chemical-laden wind from China. The Korea Meteorological Administration issued yellow dust advisories in Seoul and 16 cities and counties … Continue reading

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