The view of downtown Seoul from Mount Namsan is obscured by smog on Monday as the density of fine dust reaches high levels in the capital area.
Workers from Korea Environment Corporation check exhaust gas from running cars on Dongho Bridge in Seoul on Tuesday in a way to curb fine dust emission from cars.
The National Council on Climate and Air Quality (NCCA) urged Korea to ban domestic sales of diesel vehicles from as early as 2035 and to enable coal-free power generation by 2045 as a part of long-term public policy proposals Monday.
Downtown Seoul is shrouded with fine dust on Monday as stagnant air traps pollution -- both blown in from overseas and domestically produced.
Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae warned that climate change is no longer “another country’s story,” and urged Korea to become a “climate resilient society” as the country aims to become carbon-neutral.
Ultrafine dust levels in Seoul reached "bad" on Tuesday for the first time in more than three months after factories started reopening in China.