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Iran’s capital remains in grip of unhealthy air quality
Air pollution has remained at an unhealthy level in the Iranian capital, Tehran, for several days, with officials urging sensitive groups of people to reduce spending time outdoors.
Air pollution inflicting losses worth up to $11bn in Iran: MP
The head of the Iranian Parliament’s Environment Faction says air pollution inflicts damages worth between 7 to 11 billion dollars on the country each year.
Persian leopard spotted at protected area in western Iran for 1st time in over 2 years
A Persian leopard, a rare and endangered species, has been spotted for the first time in over two years at a protected reserve in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah.
Official: Tehran ranked world’s 21st polluted capital city
An Iranian official says Tehran has been ranked as the 21st polluted capital city in the world, as air pollution in the Iranian capital reaches an unhealthy level once again.
Deforestation threatening massive natural habitat in Iran’s Zagros Mountauns
A massive span of oak forests in western Iran are in danger of being wiped out due to urban development plans as well as wildfires, droughts, irregular grazing, pests, and other malaises.
Mountainous regions of northern Iran blanketed in snow
Heavy snowfall has continued in the mountainous regions of Iran’s northern Gilan Province.
Level of water in Lake Urmia up by 6 cm thanks to downpours: Official
The level of water in Lake Urmia in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan has increased by more than 6 centimeters in the last 15 days thanks to downpours, a local official says.
Arabsbaran Forest in northwestern Iran covered in snow
Iran’s northwestern province of East Azarbaijan has been getting a heavy snowfall since Saturday night, with Arasbaran Forest lying in the region covered in snow.
Two cheetah cubs born in Iran’s Turan National Park
In a rare phenomenon, two cheetah cubs were born at Iran’s Khar Turan National Park in the second half of autumn, while cheetahs in the protected reserve normally give birth in early spring, an environmental official says.
New footage showing Iranian cheetah cub in good shape
A video of Iranian Asiatic cheetah cub Pirouz shows he has grown well and seems to be healthy and agile.
Water reserves behind Tehran dams at lowest level in 50 years: Official
An Iranian official warns that the available water reserves behind dams supplying water to the capital, Tehran, the country’s most populous city, have decreased to the lowest level in half a century, urging the public to help save water.
Heavy dust storm, winds turn the sky gray in Iran’s Ahvaz
Heavy dust storms and abrupt winds have hit the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz, causing difficulties for the general public.
Iranian official confirms presence of methane over Tehran landfill
An Iranian official has confirmed the presence of methane over a landfill in southern Tehran, saying the landfill should be relocated promptly, but has questioned a NASA reading that said a plume of the gas at the site was 4.8 kilometers long.
Fire in Hoor-al-Azim Wetland still burning, smoke blanketing Iranian cities
An Iranian official says the fire in the Iraqi part of Hoor-al-Azim Wetland is continuing to burn, and smoke from the fire has blanketed some Iranian cities.
Official: Decrease in water level of Caspian Sea poses a problem
The average annual water level of the Caspian Sea decreases by about 20 centimeters and this rings the alarm for Iran’s northern ports.
Fire engulfs Anzali Lagoon in northern Iran once again
Another fire has ripped through Anzali Lagoon in Iran’s northern province of Gilan and is still raging, prompting local officials to call in aerial firefighting teams.
Persian cheetah cub born in captivity doing well, turns 4 months old
After the death of two of the three Asiatic cheetah cubs born in captivity in Iran, the third sibling, named Pirooz or victor, is now four months old, living in the capital Tehran’s Pardisan wildlife park.
Official: Air pollution killed 21,000 Iranians last year
Some 21,000 people in 27 cities across Iran lost their lives due to air pollution, with 6,000 of the deaths in the capital Tehran, according to Iran’s National Air and Climate Change Center.
Official: Taliban divert Hirmand water, deny Iran’s right
The Taliban rulers have followed in the footsteps of the previous administration in Afghanistan and have deprived Iran of its share of water from the Hirmand River, an Iranian official says.
Rare Persian leopard spotted in Iran’s Jiroft
A scarce Persian leopard on the UN’s endangered species list has been caught on camera in a protected area in southeastern Iranian city of Jiroft, an official has confirmed.
Water crisis in Iran’s Hamedan: Ekbatan Dam drying up
Ekbatan Dam, the main water supply in the west Iranian city of Hamedan, faces the risk of drying up, as the country suffers from drought and ‘mismanagement’ of water reservoirs.
Water outage hits Iranian city after flooding
People in the Kouhrang, the largest city in the western Iranian province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad have been living without water for 7 days now.
Iranian president calls for changing cultivation patterns
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the need for modifying the country’s cultivation patterns.
Lake Urmia, one step away from drying up
The footsteps of the crisis began to be heard a long time ago. Lake Urmia is now on its last legs. The issue is no longer a matter of warning or risk.