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Iran Calls for Scientific Collaboration to Settle Caspian Sea Environmental Issues

Iranian Science Minister Mansour Gholami has called for greater cooperation among Caspian Sea states to tackle its environmental issues as they develop into existential threats to the numerous and diverse ecosystems of the sea.

Flamingos Return to Shrinking Lake Urmia

Lake Urmia in Iran’s West Azarbaijan province annually plays host to about 10,000 flamingos. However, in the migration seasons this number doubles and more of this species return to their habitat.

Azerbaijan Newts Spotted in NW Iran for First Time

A number of Azerbaijan newts or Lake Urmia newts, a beautiful and rare type of salamander, have been observed and registered for the first time in Iran.

Iranian Entrepreneur Donates 85,000 Saplings to Help Resolve Dust Pollution

An Iranian entrepreneur has donated thousands of palm tree saplings to the villagers of Khuzestan Province in the country’s southwest in a bid to help the people cope with the severe dust pollution hitting the region.

Iran Says Turkey’s GAP Project Destroys Regional Ecosystem

An Iranian lawmaker has warned about the destruction of regional ecosystem by Turkey’s GAP (South Eastern Anatolian) Project, saying that the dam construction project is a Zionist plot.

Tabriz Pioneer in Curbing Use of Plastic Bags

The city of Tabriz, a city in the northwestern Iran and the Tourism Capital of Muslim world in 2018, has started an initiative to encourage people to stop using plastic bags.

Kaveh Madani; Outcast Genius or Fugitive Agent?

Kaveh Madani, a senior Iranian water expert who left the Imperial College of London to serve as deputy head of Iran’s Department of Environment, recently left his office after a few months over what he called the hard-liners’ pressure.

27 Provinces in Iran Spending Their Driest Year Ever

A quick review of the reports on precipitation in Iran over the past month indicates that 27 provinces across the country will experience their worst-ever drought throughout the current year.

Iran FM, UNGA Chief Discuss Dust Pollution

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the current president of the UN General Assembly have sat down for talks in New York.

Apocalyptic Dust Storm Hits Iran’s Yazd (+Video)

A devastating and horrific dust storm swept over Yazd province in central Iran on Monday.

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