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UN Hails Iran’s Pioneering Role in Resolving Environmental Woes

UN Hails Iran’s Pioneering Role in Resolving Environmental Woes

A UN official has highlighted Iran’s significant role as one of the pioneers in combating dust and sand storms in the Middle East.
Reza Hakan Tekin

Turkey Not to Abandon Tigris-Euphrates Dam Project

Turkish ambassador to Tehran says despite growing protests by regional states, his country is set to press ahead with its project to build a dam on Tigris-Euphrates River.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iran Calls for Regional Cooperation against Environmental Woes

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the origins of the sand and dust storms hitting Iran are mostly based in surrounding countries, and a serious regional cooperation is needed to tackle such environmental issues.

Iran’s Ahvaz Soars to Record-High Temperature of 54C (+Photos)

People in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz have been advised to stay at home after the temperatures hit the extremely high level of 54 degrees Celsius (129.2F), probably the hottest degree ever measures on Earth in modern times.
Giant Green Roof Built in Tehran Book Garden

Giant Green Roof Built in Tehran Book Garden

A giant roof has been built in an area of 10,000 square metres in the Book Garden located in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Tehran Residents Use 38,000 Litres of Water per Second

Tehran Residents Use 38,000 Litres of Water per Second

Residents of the Iranian capital, Tehran, consume 38 thousands litres of water per second during the burning heat days of this year, a new report says.
Iran Planning to Promote Citizens’ Use of Bicycle

Iran Planning to Promote Citizens’ Use of Bicycle

Despite efforts by Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE) and anti-air pollution campaigns, the use of bicycles has failed to gain widespread popularity across the country. However, the public’s positive reaction to a recently launched challenge has raised hopes to this end.
Iranians to Take Turkey to The Hague over Wetland Desiccation

Iranians to Take Turkey to The Hague over Wetland Desiccation

Iranians have organized a popular campaign to take Turkey to The Hague over its violation of environmental regulations which have already led to the desiccation of Hoor al-Azim Wetland in western Iran.
Thousands of Flamingos Delay Migration from Lake Urmia

Thousands of Flamingos Delay Migration from Lake Urmia

Some 10,000 flamingos that migrated to Urmia Lake months ago have delayed flying off to their next destination due to favorable weather and environmental conditions around the lake, as well as adequate food supply.
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Iran Slams Trump’s ‘Irresponsible’ Exit from Paris Agreement

Iranian officials have strongly criticized the US for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying the ‘uncalculated’ and ‘unacceptable’ move shows the Trump administration’s irresponsibility towards the international community.

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