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Covering stories, opinions, and reports dealing with the most important environmental issues and challenges of sustainable development, and efforts to save the environment either in Iran or other parts of the world.

Lake Urmia Comes Back to Life with Latest Heavy Rains

The volume of water in Lake Urmia in the northwest of Iran has increased by over 3 billion cubic metres, increasing the Lake’s water lever by 42 centimetres.

Why Iran Floods Inflicted Such Heavy Casualties, Damages

Flash floods remain the key challenge for Iran in the Persian New Year. But why did the recent floods leave so many casualties and so much damage? A top academic explains.

Water Flowing Again Beneath Ancient Barrage in Southern Iran

Following the heavy rains across Iran during the past few weeks, water has started flowing again beneath the historical Barrage of Amir or Band-e-Amir, located in Marvdasht near the ruins of Persepolis in Fars province, after many years of drought.

Iran’s First Female Ranger Talks of Fight against Hunters, Smugglers

Roya Kaveh is the first female ranger of Iran who wears the uniform of commandos and fights wood smuggling and illegal hunting of wild animals in forests across Iran.
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Heavy Rainfall Revives 40 Iranian Wetlands in Two Weeks

Iran’s Energy Minister, Reza Ardakanian, says 40 large wetlands across the country have been refilled thanks to the latest deluges hitting most provinces of Iran.

Iran to Use Nano-Materials to Remove Sediments from Anzali Lagoon

Iran’s Department of Environment is to use nano-materials to dredge Anzali Lagoon in Gilan province, northern Iran, using a plan proposed by an Iranian knowledge-based company.

Rituals for Rain: Legacy of Drought in Eastern Iran

Since a long time ago, South Khorasan province in eastern Iran has been home to numerous rituals where locals pray for rain.

Iranian Farmer Doing Best to Save Crocodiles from Extinction

A man in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in southeastern Iran has dedicated his life to saving mugger crocodiles.

Iran Says Won’t Permit Development of Dolphinariums

Iran’s Department of Environment says it does not agree with the development of dolphinariums as animals should not be exploited for recreational purposes.

Foreign Diplomats, Delegates Plant Saplings in Tehran

A group of foreign ambassadors and diplomatic delegates on Sunday planted saplings in Tehran's Book Garden to mark the National Week of Natural Resources.

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