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Kathy Yun
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South Korea's Fine Dust Financiers

As South Korea’s serious air pollution problems persist, two of the country’s largest banks have sparked anger by financing new coal-fired power plants, a major source of domestically generated particulate matter (PM). PM, popularly known as fine dust, has been labeled a “social disaster” in South Korea. Yet

Ben Jackson
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Do I Need to Wear a Face Mask in South Korea?

Walk along the street in any South Korean city and you’ll see plenty of people wearing surgical-style face masks. Covering the nose and mouth and held in place by elastic loops that reach back behind the ears, the masks are cheap and sold in almost all convenience stores and