The latest news about air pollution
Tehran’s emergency committee has declared Wednesday a holiday in the Iranian capital due to the continuation of air pollution in the city.
Tehran Air Quality Company says the Iranian capital city is once again unhealthy for sensitive groups to breathe in due to the thick layers of dust and other particles.
Iran's Natural Resources and Watershed Management Organization vehemently rejects Turkey’s claim that part of Iran's dust storms originated in sub-Saharan Africa.
All schools were declared closed in the Iranian province of Tehran, where the capital city is located, for Wednesday due to higher-than-normal pollution levels.
Tehran Air Quality Control Company says the poor air quality in the Iranian capital is due an exceptional dust storm, caused by Turkey’s dam construction, that has overwhelmed the Middle East over the past days.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iran’s Meteorological Organization has warned of continuing air pollution in the cities of Tehran, Karaj and Tabriz.
The air quality index in Tehran has hit 137, falling within the 101 to 150 range, which is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Iran’s Meteorological Organization has said people in industrial and densely populated cities will see an increase in the concentration of air pollutants and a decrease in air quality.
Reports indicate the Iranian capital, Tehran, has experienced clean air for only two days since late March, 2021.
The Iranian president says having a healthy environment is a social right and one of the fundamental principles of citizens’ rights, but environmental problems imperil social health and security.
The Iranian president says the new strain of the coronavirus identified in the UK, the cold season and air pollution are three alarming dangers which should be seriously considered.
The ambassadors of France, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany along with Pirouz Hanachi, the mayor of Tehran, used their bicycles on Tuesday on the occasion of World Car-Free Day.
Iran’s energy minister says the country plans to electrify motorcycles in metropolises as part of a technical-economic program to reduce air pollution.