Sunday, August 7, 2022

Air Pollution

Air quality in Tehran remains unhealthy for sensitive groups

The air quality index in Tehran has hit 137, falling within the 101 to 150 range, which is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Tehran air unhealthy for all groups

Tehran's air quality index has risen to over 150 which is unhealthy for all groups.

Some flights cancelled in Tehran due to air pollution

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.

Tehran Experienced Only 2 Days of Clean Air in 9 Months: Reports

Reports indicate the Iranian capital, Tehran, has experienced clean air for only two days since late March, 2021.

Environmental Hazards Jeopardizing Iranian People’s Social Health: Rouhani

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.

New Coronavirus Strain, Cold Season, Air Pollution 3 Key Concerns: Rouhani

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.

Air Polution Returns to Tehran as Winter Looms

The citizens of Tehran should now wear their face masks not just to contain the spread of the COVID-19, but also to protect themselves against the air pollution which annually hits Tehran as the winter looms.

European Envoys Join Tehran Mayor in Car-Free Day Cycling

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 to Electrify Motorcycles to Reduce Air Pollution: Minister

Iran’s energy minister says the country plans to electrify motorcycles in metropolises as part of a technical-economic program to reduce air pollution.

Severe Air Pollution Shuts Down Schools in Tehran

Photo by Saeid Sajjadi, Azad News Agency

Air Pollution Shuts Down Schools, Universities in Tehran

All kindergartens, schools, and universities of Tehran and some other Iranian cities have been shut down on Saturday because of heavy air pollution.

Iran to Use Vegetation to Clean Oil-Contaminated Areas

Researchers at the University of Tehran have managed to identify and introduce native plants that can be used in refining the contaminated soil of oil-rich Gachsaran County in southern Iran.

Int’l Coalition Launched to Tackle Dust Storms

An international coalition has been launched on the back of Iran’s efforts to combat dust storms and particulate matter.

Tehran Citizens Share Joy of Bike Riding Together

A large number of Tehran citizens joined on Friday to attend a public gathering of bicyclists organized by the Municipality of District 3.            

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.

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.

From Addict to Cyclist; How to Ride Again after 20 Years of Struggling with Drugs

The news is filled with stories about people who have been able to overcome the battle of addiction. Though these stories are inspirational, few of them match Mohammad's story; an addict who stopped taking drugs after 20 years and became a cyclist travelling around the country.

Iranian Entrepreneur Donates 85,000 Saplings to Help Resolve Dust Pollution

An Iranian entrepreneur has donated thousands of palm tree saplings to the villagers of Khuzestan Province in the country’s southwest in a bid to help the people cope with the severe dust pollution hitting the region.

Iran Says Turkey’s GAP Project Destroys Regional Ecosystem

An Iranian lawmaker has warned about the destruction of regional ecosystem by Turkey’s GAP (South Eastern Anatolian) Project, saying that the dam construction project is a Zionist plot.

Iran FM, UNGA Chief Discuss Dust Pollution

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the current president of the UN General Assembly have sat down for talks in New York.

Apocalyptic Dust Storm Hits Iran’s Yazd (+Video)

A devastating and horrific dust storm swept over Yazd province in central Iran on Monday.

Low Toll Fees in Iran Turn Cars into Capital Goods

Automobiles are regarded as capital goods in Iran as they are expensive and at the same time economical to maintain.

Japan to Help Cut Air Pollution in Smog-Choked Tehran

Based on a contract signed on Monday, Japan is to run a joint project with Iran to decrease air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Iran FM, UN Official Discuss Issue of Sandstorms

UN Under-Secretary General Shamshad Akhtar, who is also the Executive Secretary of the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), has held talks with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.

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