Environment

Covering everything to do with important green issues and the challenges of sustainable development. Stories, opinion, and reports.

Khuzestan-Water

The rights of Mother Nature are now recognized: Environment chief

The Iranian environment chief says the budget her agency gets to protect lagoons and fundamentally deal with the problem of particulates is meager.
Persian Leopard-1

Mating of leopards captured on camera

The 20-minute featuring Bardiya a Persian leopard mating will be released as a wildlife documentary shortly.
Masoumeh Ebtekar

Ebtekar reacts to firestorm following dust storm

Iran's Environment chief has said that those MPs criticizing her agency for failure to tackle the dust storms are the very ones who eliminated the money allocated to the problem from the budget.
Parliament-Khuzestan

Iran MPs take symbolic dust storm protest to parliament floor

Iranian MPs from Khuzestan, Ilam and Kermanshah appear on parliament floor with their protective face masks to symbolically protest poor air conditions in their home provinces.
Trees in Iran

Trees are sacred to Iranians

In an opinion piece in Etemad daily, Ali Yachkaschi, a professor of environmental science, looks into how ancient Iranians respected trees and forests.
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf

Tehran’s environmental issues are serious but solvable: Mayor

I am ready to turn Tehran into a truly habitable place if I am offered support, said the Tehran Mayor.
UN-Environment

UN says it’s ready to set up environmental database in Iran

An Iran-UN workshop in Tehran reviewed the State of Environment report, with the UN expressing readiness to set up an environment database in Iran.
Ahvaz-7Sobh daily

Ahvaz residents take their satirical war against dust storm to social networks

Residents of Ahvaz, the provincial capital of Khuzestan near the border with Iraq, are reeling after the southwestern city was walloped by a dust storm that prompted officials to order schools and government offices closed.
Iran-sand cat

A sand cat is set free from trap in northeastern Iran

After the sand cat was freed from the trap and transferred to get medical care, all traps set in the region were ordered destroyed.
Ahvaz-Tehran

Have you ever gasped for breath?

Air pollution in Iran’s southern province of Khuzestan has rendered breathing difficult for residents.

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