South Korean baseball league postpones games over pollution

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, buildings and houses are covered with a thick haze in Seoul, South Korea. 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, April 6, 2018, postponed the games in capital Seoul and the nearby cities of Suwon and Incheon after the government issued alerts over high fine dust levels in the metropolitan area.It’s the first time the league postponed games because of air pollution since the country began pro baseball in 1982. A KBO official said the games will be rescheduled later in the season. ( AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)SEOUL, South Korea — 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 issued alerts over high fine dust levels in the metropolitan area.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davis Cup: Nadal levels Spain with Germany in quarterfinals MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments It’s the first time the league postponed games because of air pollution since the country began pro baseball in 1982. A KBO official said the games will be rescheduled later in the season. She didn’t want to be named, citing office rules.As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, the fine dust concentration level was measured at 377 micrograms per cubic meter near Seoul’s Jamsil Stadium, where the Doosan Bears had been scheduled to host the NC Dinos before the game was postponed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSouth Korea issues an advisory when the fine dust level reaches 150 micrograms per cubic meter and a warning if the level exceeds 300 micrograms per cubic meter.South Korea in recent years has been experiencing an acute rise in air pollution that experts link to emission from the country’s increasing number of cars and also to China’s massive industrial activity. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img In a meeting with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi last week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said China was partially responsible for South Korea’s pollution problem and called for Beijing’s cooperation in Seoul’s efforts to improve air quality.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img

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