Saturday, November 26, 2022

Environment

Tehran air quality once again in the unhealthy zone

Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company says the Iranian capitals’ air quality index is now at 220 , which is in the very unhealthy zone.

Iran, Armenia agree to discharge pollution from the Aras River

Iran and Armenia have agreed to discharge pollution from the Aras River. The agreement was made during an official meeting between Iran’s Minister of Energy Ali Akbar Mehrabian and Armenia’s Minister of Environment Hacop Simidian in Tehran on Wednesday.

Iran FM: Turkey’s dam construction activities unacceptable

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Iran considers “unacceptable” Turkey’s moves in the area of dam construction, which have created problems for the people of Iran and beyond in the region.

Tehran’s 18th International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants

The 18th International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants, Park Equipment and Related Industries is under way in Tehran's Goftegou Park.

Iran’s prosecutor general urges ministry to establish Aras River water share

Iran’s Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri has issued a directive to the Ministry of Energy to work to establish Iran’s water share from Aras River given the recent surge in dust storms in the country’s western and southern regions.

“41k Iranians die of air pollution each year”

An official at Iran’s Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences says 41,000 Iranian die annually from air pollution.

Tehran air quality once more unhealthy

The air quality in the Iranian capital Tehran is once more in the unhealthy range for all age groups with the Air Quality Index reading 196. That’s bordering on the very unhealthy level.

Iran says determining water shares to help end dust storms in south Afghanistan

An Iranian official says Afghanistan should work with Iran to determine water shares from Helmand River to help end the dust storms that plague southern Afghanistan.

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.

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