Friday, April 19, 2024

Environmental Protection

Iranian MP: Turkey’s dam construction will have huge impact on Iran’s northwest

An Iranian lawmaker says Iran’s reaction to Turkey's dam construction effort should be within the framework of bilateral relations, that is, Iran needs to have the means to influence the behavior of the other side.

Brown bear spotted in Iran’s Arasbaran protected area

A brown bear has been caught on camera in the Arasbaran protected area, also known as Ghareh Dagh, in northwestern Iran bordering the Azerbaijan Republic.

Persian leopard spotted in Iran’s Qazvin province

Iran’s environmental guards have spotted an Iranian leopard while patrolling the protected areas of Alamut in Qazvin province, west of the capital Tehran.

Warm winter in Iran raises concerns over continued drought

2023 was the hottest year on the record on the earth, a major source of concern that drought will pose serious threats in water stressed countries like Iran.

Iran releases water into shrinking Lake Urmia

The governor of the northwestern Iranian province of West Azarbaijan said on Tuesday that water has been released into receding Lake Urmia two months earlier than the previous years.

Battling extremes: Aid workers prepare for weather whiplash in 10 Iranian provinces

Aid workers are on high alert across 10 provinces in Iran as the Head of the Red Crescent Relief and Rescue Organization issues a weather warning.

Iranian city of Sarakhs hit by dust storm, schools shuttered

Sand and dust storms continue to plague the northeastern Iranian city of Sarakhs which have closed the schools and disrupted railway transit.

Iran dismisses reported extraction of lithium from shrinking Lake Urmia

An Iranian official has categorically rejected reports suggesting that Lake Urmia has been purposefully neglected to let the body of water dry up and allow for mining of much-coveted lithium.

Autumn in Hyrkanian Forests, northern Iran

The forests of northern Iran are among the most beautiful ones in the world, where there are more than 80 species of trees and shrubs.

Tehran air quality ‘unhealthy, dangerous for sensitive groups’

The air quality index in the Iranian capital, Tehran, stood at 134 on Sunday, like in previous days, falling into the Orange Category, that is dangerous for sensitive groups, on the national color-coded classification system.

Five cheetahs spotted in protected park in central Iran 

Five Asiatic cheetahs have been spotted in a protected area in the Iranian central province of Semnan, an official said. 

Wars imposed by extraregional powers source of dust storms in West Asia: Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has stated one of the main reasons behind sand and dust storms in West Asia is the wars imposed on the region by extraregional powers.

Iran president urges forming joint fund to finance environmental measures, tackle dust storms

The Iranian president has called for the establishment of a joint international fund to tackle dust particulates.

Iran seeking joint action with Saudi Arabia on sand storms

Iran mulls a joint action with Saudi Arabia to contain the sand and dust storms that emanate from the Arab country’s Empty Quarter desert, according to head of the Iranian Department of Environment.

Premature fall in summer in Isfahan

Climatic changes, drought, temperature stress and lack of water flow in the landmark Zayandehroud River have led to chlorosis, or yellowing of normally green leaves, and premature fall of plantain trees in recent years in Isfahan.

Iran cleaning up oil spill in Genaveh, Persian Gulf

Work is under way to clean up two large stretches of oil patches off the southern Iranian port city of Genaveh in  the Persuan Gulf, head of Iran’s Environment Protection Organization said.

Oil stains spotted in Iran’s Grenaveh port city, Persian Gulf

The head of the environmental protection department in the Iranian port city of Genaveh has reported the presence of oil stains in the sea and on the coast along the Persian Gulf.

Strange, but real, haze in Iran’s Mazandaran Province

Horizontal visibility in parts of Mazandaran Province, northern Iran, has decreased to only 500 meters.

Hoor-al-Azim’s gradual death dashes hopes of revival

Hoor al-Azim, Iran’s largest border wetland on the border with Iraq, is dying a gradual death, latest images by Iran’s Students News Agency (ISNA) show.

Environmentalist: Anzali Wetland in northern Iran likely to dry up soon

An Iranian environment activist has warned the Anzali Wetland in the north of the country will reduce to isolated, shallow ponds in five years’ time.

Unprecedented drought in Mazandaran Province, as revealed by pictures

Drought in Mazandaran is spreading along with the threat to food security. Mazandaran Province in northern Iran is experiencing its driest days in the last 10 years.

Neighboring countries blocking water inflows into Caspian Sea: Official

Iran’s environment chief says water levels at the Caspian Sea are going down as the inflow of water is blocked by neighboring countries.

First incinerator in northern Iran used to generate power

The first incineration plant in northern Iran has been up and running since 2020.

Iranian MP warns of danger from YV radiation in Tehran

An Iranian menber of parlianent warns that the situation of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Tehran has become critical and has hit the grave milestone of 12.

Flooding hits town in drought-hit region in Iran

A town in Iran’s Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province has been hit with flooding, and dozens of villages have been cut off.

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