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

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

Low Toll Fees in Iran Turn Cars into Capital Goods

Automobiles are regarded as capital goods in Iran as they are expensive and at the same time economical to maintain.

Two-Fifth of Drying Lake Urmia Filled with Water

The water level of the dying Lake Urmia in north-western Iran has elevated by four centimetres compared with the previous year, said Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi , Deputy Head of Iran's Department of Environment.

Iranians Go on Outdoor Picnics to Celebrate Nature Day

Iranian people have gone for a picnic at parks or in the countryside on Monday to mark Sizdah-bedar, an ancient festival in celebration of the 13th day of spring, which is an official holiday in Iran known as the Nature Day in the calendar.

Iran’s Northern Forests Burning in Fire (+Video)

Jungles in parts of Gilan province in northern Iran caught fire on Saturday night, a provincial official said, leaving no casualties but consuming hundreds of hectares of forests.

First Vertical Garden of Mideast Being Built in Iran’s Shiraz (+Video)

Amid the ongoing water crisis in the Middle East, an Iranian architectural group at the request of Shiraz municipality has designed modern vertical gardens which are irrigated by the gray water of the tower’s recycling and hydroponic system.
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2,700 NGOs Working in Iran on Women, Family Affairs: VP

Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs says the hundreds of governmental and non-governmental organizations working in the fields of women rights are ‘national assets’ of the country.

Iranian Judge Sentences Convicts to Plant Trees

Doing community services as a punishment, especially for convicts of misdemeanors, is becoming more and more prevalent in Iran, where a judge has so far ordered offenders to plant more than 10,000 trees if they want to avoid spending their time behind bars.
IRGC Chief Says Basij Forces Ready to Plant Trees across Iran

IRGC Chief Says Basij Forces Ready to Plant Trees across Iran

The Basij (voluntary) forces that are under command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are ready to assist with tree planting programs across Iran, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said.

Tackling Environmental Issues Needs Global Cooperation: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the settlement of the world’s environmental problems is not what a single country can do single-handedly.

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