Environment

Iran Environment News

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.

Iran Using Plants to Fight Dust Pollution in Lake Urmia

A working group tasked with reviving Iran’s Lake Urmia has started to grow two types of plants to save the region from salt particles.

Festival of Art for Peace Opens in Tehran

The 6th International Festival of Art for Peace has opened in Tehran, focusing on "the environment" as its main theme.

Pollution-Hit Tehran Embraces New Bike-Sharing Start-up

A bike-sharing start-up was officially launched in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, in a move that city officials hope would help ease problems in the densely-populated, highly polluted city.

Iran Foreign Ministry Tasked with Following Up on Wetland Wildfire

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the foreign ministry to get in touch with Iraqi officials for extinguishing the wildfire at Hoor al-Azim lagoon at the Iraqi border, south-west of Iran.

Park in Tehran Decorated with Statues Made of Disposable Materials

A park in southern Tehran showcases statues made of disposable materials in order to raise public awareness about the environment and the need for recycling the waste.

Iran Develops Device for Identifying Rotten Trees

Iranian researchers have managed to develop a machine that identifies the decay rate of trees, thereby determining the probability of their collapse.
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Hoor-al-Azim Wetland at Iran-Iraq Border on Fire Again

The wildfires that had been mostly contained in the Iraqi part of Hoor-al-Azim Wetland have once again swept through the region and the smoke has affected the cities of Iran’s Khuzestan province.

Iranian Refinery Signs Contract with German Firm

The Tabriz oil refinery has reached a deal with a consortium involving Iranian and German firms to renovate its sulphur recovery unit.

“Iran’s Power Cuts Not Linked with Paris Climate Agreement”

An Energy Ministry official has rejected claims by opponents of the Rouhani administration that the recent power shortage across the country is a result of Iran’s fulfilment of its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Stunning Beauty of Iran’s Intact Juniper Forests

Juniper, or as local Iranians call it Ores, is a rare, coniferous and long-life tree which can live for up to 2,000 years. The ever-green tree grows up in mountainous areas with a height of over 2,500 metres above the sea level.

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