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Iran’s ambassador to Iraq has dismissed accusations that Iran is to blame for lower water-levels in common rivers with Iraq.
The Iranian parliament’s environment commission says the wild birds market of the northern city of Fereydunkenar has been permanently closed upon an order from the judiciary.
A panicked leopard, seeking food in a northern city in Iran, has died after a police officer fired a tranquilizer at it.
Iran’s Supreme Court has put on hold a death sentence handed down to a wildlife ranger who was found guilty of premeditated murder last year.
A Taliban official says the acting Afghan government remains fully committed to providing Iran with access to its share of water from the Helmand River under a 1973 treaty signed between the two neighbors.
An Iranian official says some ducklings, known as the rarest in the world, have been spotted inside and on the margins of the Huweizeh Marches in southwestern Iran.
A prosecutor at Iran’s Supreme Court has ordered the stoppage of the implementation of the Miankaleh Petrochemical Project in northern Iran due to its adverse environmental impacts.
Iran’s National Cartographic Center has said satellite images show that the focal point of the formation of the thick layer of dust and pollutants that hit Iran a couple of days ago, was the border between Iraq and Syria.
Iran’s Department of Environment has announced the suspension of Miankaleh Petrochemical Project in the country’s northe, which has triggered a flurry of criticism by environmental activists.
The Iranian government is reportedly taking steps to end the construction of a controversial petrochemical plant in Miankaleh Peninsula, amid criticism that it will have a destructive effect on local environment.
Iran’s Vice President for Environmental Affairs says the Organization for the Protection of Environment will not back down on its opposition to establishment of a petrochemical factory in the Miankaleh region due to its adverse environmental impact.
The U.N. health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn’t meet its standards for air quality. It calls for more action to reduce fossil-fuel use, which generates pollutants that cause respiratory and blood-flow problems and lead to millions of preventable deaths each year.
The head of Abadan Environmental Protection Department says the amount of dust in this southern Iranian city at 8 am on Friday reached 6,831 micrograms per cubic meter, which is more than 45 times the standard level.
Akbar Bozorgzadeh, an Iranian man who cares about the environment, has voluntarily allocated a 2,000-square-meter space in the city of Qom to taking care of birds and animals, which have been injured or seized from hunters, and preparing them for returning to the nature.
The Department of Environment of the southern Iranian Province of Bushehr says an oil spill from pollution near Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf has reached the shorelines of the province.
The Department of Environment of the Southeastern Iranian Province of Sistan and Balouchestan says the water from Hirmand River in Afghanistan has not reached the Iranian territory despite the Taliban pledging to release the water toward Iran.
Reports say poachers continue slaughtering migratory birds spending the winter in Iran’s northern coastline, while local environmental authorities fail to act against it.
An Iranian environmental official says water resources have been fully restored to the Jazmourian wetland, one of the largest of its kind in the central plateau of Iran, thanks to the recent rainfalls and flood