Saturday, June 25, 2022

Environment

Iranian official: Lake Urmia further shrinks

The CEO of Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province water utility says the water volume of Lake Urmia is 3.14 billion cubic meters, which is down over 2 billion cubic meters compared to the same time last year.

Iran ambassador rejects accusations of “water war” against Iraq

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq has dismissed accusations that Iran is to blame for lower water-levels in common rivers with Iraq.

Migratory birds market permanently closed in northern Iran

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.

Leopard dies after going on rampage in urban area northern Iran

A panicked leopard, seeking food in a northern city in Iran, has died after a police officer fired a tranquilizer at it.

Iran’s top court suspends death penalty against ranger convicted of murder

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.

Taliban say committed to Iran’s share of Helmand water

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.

Breeding chickens by the world’s rarest birds in Huweizeh Marches

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.

Iran Judiciary bans Miankaleh petrochemical factory in habitat of birds

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.

Air pollution problem lingers on in Tehran

The Iranian capital Tehran’s air pollution is at levels described as unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Satellite images show Iran dust layer developed along Syria-Iraq border

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 suspends controversial Miankaleh petrochemical project

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.

Report: Iran govt. reconsidering Miankaleh Petrochemical plant

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.

Opposition grows to launching petrochemical factory in Iran’s Miankaleh wetland

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.

Tehran air quality in red zone, unhealthy for all

The Iranian capital Tehran’s real-time air quality index is in the red zone.

WHO warns almost entire world population breathing substandard air

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.

Dust cloud blankets parts of Iran’s southern and western provinces

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.

An animal charity center in Iran’s city of Qom

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.

Oil slicks mar coasts in southern Iran

Oil slicks floating in waters off the coast of Khark Island in southern Iran, have come ashore in the city of Bushehr, contaminating the coastline in several locations.

Oil spill inflicts environmental damage on Bushehr shores in Persian Gulf

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.

Official: Hirmand water not entering Iran from Afghanistan

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.

Poachers slaughtering more migratory birds in N 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.

Iran’s biggest water supply project comes on line

Iran’s largest water distribution project has come on stream, supplying water to over 1,700 villages in a southeastern province which did not have access to water before.

Asiatic cheetahs Iran and Firouz expecting cub

Two Asiatic cheetahs, living in Iran, are expecting their cub after mating in captivity.

Rainfalls fully restore water to Jazmourian wetland in SE Iran

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

Swan Flying Symphony

Every year, with decreasing temperatures in the northern Caspian Sea and parts of Siberia, migratory swans with a small population begin to migrate to low latitudes.

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