Sunday, February 5, 2023

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Tehran citizens experience extremely polluted air for roughly 2 weeks

The Iranian capital Tehran has been choked by heavy smog for roughly two weeks now.

Iran’s desert city of Zahedan gets rare snowfall

Rare snowfall blankets the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan, which has typically a hot desert climate and long summers.

Heavy smug blankets Tehran’s Milad Tower

A clip captured by Iran’s ISNA News Agency shows that a thick smug blanketing landmark Milad Tower in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Iran records nearly 21k deaths caused by air pollution annually: Official

An Iranian health official says the country registers 20,800 fatalities caused by air pollution in 27 cities every year, a figure that accounts for 12.6 percent of the total death toll.

Heavy snow blankets Tehran 

Heavy snowfalls on Sunday caught urban service authorities unawares and icy roads slowed the traffic across the Iranian capital.

High salary of young girl at Tehran’s city council causes furor

The high salary of a young girl working at Tehran’s City Council has caused a furor among people after her purported payroll receipt went viral on social media.

Snow blankets northern Iranian tourist village

Javaherdeh Village near the northern Iranian city of Ramsar was covered with snow on Monday morning after temperatures fell below zero.

Official: Iran burns mazut as alternative fuel in 14 thermal power stations

A senior environmental official says Iran burns highly-polluting mazut as alternative fuel in 14 out of 16 thermal power stations across the country, but that is not the root cause of severe air pollution in metropolis like Tehran.

Iran’s capital gets fresh snowfall amid air pollution

Residents of Tehran woke up to fresh snowfall on Thursday as the Iranian capital continues to grapple with unhealthy levels of air pollution.

Ahvaz in fog amid air pollution in Iranian megacities

Thick fog has significantly reduced visibility in the cities of the southern Iranian province of Khouzestan, especially the capital Ahvaz.

Tehran air pollution: Health ministry calls for remote working shifts, reduced hours

Iran’s health ministry is calling for remote working shifts for government employees and reduced working hours amid dangerously high pollution in the capital Tehran and other major cities.

Tehran City Council urges govt. branches to take action against air pollution, offer apology to citizens

Members of the Tehran City Council have written to the heads of the Iranian government’s three branches over a worsening air pollution crisis in the capital, urging them to take action toward improving the situation.

Air pollution enters ‘orange’ zone in Tehran, citizens urged to reduce time outdoors

Iranian capital remains engulfed by hazardous airborne pollutants as the Air Quality Index reaches the “orange” zone, with officials advising the residents of Tehran to skip unnecessary travels across the city.

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.

Leopard spotted near Tehran’s Sorkheh Hesar National Park

A leopard has been spotted several times in the barracks adjacent to Tehran's Sorkheh Hesar National Park, east of the Iranian capital.

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.

Police: Road accidents in Tehran leave 600 deaths annually

At least 600 people die and 20 thousand people are injured every year in traffic-related accidents in the Iranian capital Tehran, according to a traffic police official.

Rats tuning into big headache for Tehran

The boom in the number of bulky rats, known as Norwegian rats, on the streets in the Iranian capital Tehran has become a big source of annoyance for the residents.

Official: Tehran reserves of drinking water 20% less than previous year

Tehran’s Water and Sewerage Organization says the Iranian capital’s reserves of drinking water are now around 640 million cubic meters, which is 20 percent less than the previous year.

Iranian public urged to save water amid acute scarcity

Iranian officials have been raising awareness among the public over acute water shortages gripping the capital, Tehran, and the broader country, urging people to adopt conservation methods to protect the country’s scarce water resources.

Raisi offers special gift to parents of Iranian quadruplets

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has offered a parcel of land to the parents of newly born quadruplets in the city of Salmas, West Azarbaijan Province, as part of the government plans to encourage population growth.

Tehran’s dusty air ‘very hazardous,’ people urged to stay indoors

The Iranian capital, Tehran, is grappling with severe air pollution triggered by dust participles, prompting official warnings for sensitive groups of people to stay indoors.

Iran bracing for higher risk of road accidents in Nowruz as Covid wanes

With a few days left before the beginning of Nowruz holidays, many Iranians have already hit the road around the country, with officials warning of a higher risk of traffic accidents this year due to a likely rise in the number of trips following an easing of the Covid-19 restrictions.

Tajrish bustling in run up to Nowruz

The Iranian New Year is fast approaching and the festive mood can be felt in the streets of the capital in the run up to Nowruz.

Tehran mayor, Thai envoy discuss cooperation on urban services

Mayor of Tehran Alireza Zakani has held talks with Thailand’s ambassador to Iran Worawoot Pongprapapant on cooperation between the two countries on urban services.

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