Saturday, February 4, 2023

Environmental Protection

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.

Poacher in Iran Ordered by Court to Provide Fodder for Wild Animals

A poacher receives a rare court verdict in the Iranian town of Firuzkuh near the capital of Tehran.

Iran to Launch Special Police Force to Fight Animal Abuse

The Iranian police intend to set up a branch to monitor and deal with environmental crimes in the cyber-space including animal abuse in order to increase its cooperation with the country’s Department of Environment.

Iran Calls Attack on Its Oil Tanker ‘Dangerous Adventure’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has described an attack on the Iranian oil tanker SABITI in the Red Sea as “a dangerous adventure”, warning that all the responsibilities fall on those behind it.

Thousands of Farmers to Revive Iran’s Lake Urmia

7,000 farmers in four different villages of East Azarbaijan province have taken part in a project of revitalising Lake Urmia, where they are made familiar with the principles of sustainable agriculture.

Swedish Teenager Rebukes World Leaders in New York

A teenage Swedish activist has rebuked world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit for failure to take strong measures to combat climate crisis, accusing them of stealing her dreams with empty words.

Iran, Austria Discuss Closer Cooperation on Environment

Head of the Iranian Department of the Environment Issa Kalantari and Austrian Ambassador to Tehran Stefan Scholz have sat down for talks to exchange views on joint cooperation on environmental issues.

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.

Iranian Teacher Uses Dry Farming to Grow 4,000 Hectares of Trees

A retired Iranian teacher has cultivated a total of 4,000 hectares of trees over the past 31 years through dry farming.

Iran Marks National Day of Asiatic Cheetah

Iran annually marks the National Day for the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah on August 31, a day which was named so in 2007 at the request of Iranian wildlife experts.

‘Green House’ in Tehran Uses Plastic Bottles for Decoration

Abolfazl Mahjouri is a creative man living in a south-eastern neighbourhood of Iran’s capital, Tehran. He has become a popular local figure because of the beautiful flower pots he has used to ornament his house’s facade.

Iranian Women to Get More Involved in Environment Start-ups

Expert Iranian women are to make their presence felt in the development of energy and environmental technologies and start-up programs.

Lake Urmia in Photos: From Gradual Death to Revival

A photographer has taken magnificent photos of Lake Urmia in north-western Iran over a span of five years.

Iran, FAO Launch Joint Program on Green Climate Fund

FAO and DOE launch a joint Program to strengthen Iran’s national capacity to access Green Climate Fund for adaptation and mitigation actions.

‘EU Deprives Iran of Technology to Reduce Air Pollution’

Head of Iran’s Department of Environment says the European Union complies with sanctions against the Islamic Republic even more than US President Donald Trump does.

Iran, Iraq Move Closer to Dredging Arvand Rud

Iranian and Iraqi officials have discussed further arrangements for a planned clean-up of Arvand Rud border river in a meeting in Tehran.

New Scheme Cuts Traffic Congestion in Tehran by 35%

The newly launched traffic scheme has reduced traffic jam by 30-35 percent in the capital, Mardan Heidari, an official with traffic and transport affairs at Tehran Municipality has announced.

Agh-Gol Wetland Hosting Colourful Flamingos

Filled with water after the late spring downpours, Agh-Gol wetland on the border of Iran’s Hamadan and Markazi provinces is hosting flamingos that preferred this western Iranian habitat to Lake Urmia and Bakhtegan lake for incubation.

Scientists Generate Clean Energy Using Water Molecule

Iranian researchers have managed to produce clean energy and electricity through the use of H2 that exists in the water molecule.

From Dublin to Tehran: Persian Lioness Joins Male Companion

A Persian lioness named Eilda has been taken from Dublin, Ireland, to the Iranian capital of Tehran to join her male companion Kamran, and help reproduce and re-introduce the world’s last ranging population of Persian lion to their original habitat.

Millions of Butterflies Arrive in Tehran, Create Lovely Scenes

Millions of butterflies have flocked to the urban and rural areas of the southeast of the Iranian capital, creating beautiful scenes.

Iranian Teacher Launches Libraries by Selling Waste Paper

An Iranian woman has launched several libraries using the money she made from collecting waste papers across the port city of Bandar Anzali in northern Iran. She is now running six libraries just one and a half years through this initiative.

Why Iran Floods Inflicted Such Heavy Casualties, Damages

Flash floods remain the key challenge for Iran in the Persian New Year. But why did the recent floods leave so many casualties and so much damage? A top academic explains.

Water Flowing Again Beneath Ancient Barrage in Southern Iran

Following the heavy rains across Iran during the past few weeks, water has started flowing again beneath the historical Barrage of Amir or Band-e-Amir, located in Marvdasht near the ruins of Persepolis in Fars province, after many years of drought.

Iran’s First Female Ranger Talks of Fight against Hunters, Smugglers

Roya Kaveh is the first female ranger of Iran who wears the uniform of commandos and fights wood smuggling and illegal hunting of wild animals in forests across Iran.

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