Thursday, February 2, 2023

Environmental Protection

Iranian Artist Uses Plastic Bags to Give Environmental Warning

Damages inflicted on the environment and human’s negative impacts on the nature and the wild life were the main theme of an exhibition recently held by an Iranian artist in the capital city Tehran.

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.

Festival of Art for Peace Opens in Tehran

The 6th International Festival of Art for Peace has opened in Tehran, focusing on "the environment" as its main theme.

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.

Park in Tehran Decorated with Statues Made of Disposable Materials

A park in southern Tehran showcases statues made of disposable materials in order to raise public awareness about the environment and the need for recycling the waste.

Iran Develops Device for Identifying Rotten Trees

Iranian researchers have managed to develop a machine that identifies the decay rate of trees, thereby determining the probability of their collapse.

Hoor-al-Azim Wetland at Iran-Iraq Border on Fire Again

The wildfires that had been mostly contained in the Iraqi part of Hoor-al-Azim Wetland have once again swept through the region and the smoke has affected the cities of Iran’s Khuzestan province.

“Iran’s Power Cuts Not Linked with Paris Climate Agreement”

An Energy Ministry official has rejected claims by opponents of the Rouhani administration that the recent power shortage across the country is a result of Iran’s fulfilment of its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Stunning Beauty of Iran’s Intact Juniper Forests

Juniper, or as local Iranians call it Ores, is a rare, coniferous and long-life tree which can live for up to 2,000 years. The ever-green tree grows up in mountainous areas with a height of over 2,500 metres above the sea level.

Iran Calls for Global Action on Climate Change

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has called on all states and governments across the world to pay serious attention to the “horrible” phenomenon of climate change.

Asiatic Cheetah, Cubs in Iranian National Park (+Video)

A female Asiatic cheetah and her four cubs were recently observed by the National park rangers in the protected area of Touran Wildlife Refuge in Iran’s Semnan province.

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.

Iran Uses Nanotechnology to Manage Wastewater

A group of Iranian scientists has managed to invent a new system that uses nanotechnology and renewable energies to treat wastewater.

Iran Calls for Scientific Collaboration to Settle Caspian Sea Environmental Issues

Iranian Science Minister Mansour Gholami has called for greater cooperation among Caspian Sea states to tackle its environmental issues as they develop into existential threats to the numerous and diverse ecosystems of the sea.

Flamingos Return to Shrinking Lake Urmia

Lake Urmia in Iran’s West Azarbaijan province annually plays host to about 10,000 flamingos. However, in the migration seasons this number doubles and more of this species return to their habitat.

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.

Tabriz Pioneer in Curbing Use of Plastic Bags

The city of Tabriz, a city in the northwestern Iran and the Tourism Capital of Muslim world in 2018, has started an initiative to encourage people to stop using plastic bags.

Kaveh Madani; Outcast Genius or Fugitive Agent?

Kaveh Madani, a senior Iranian water expert who left the Imperial College of London to serve as deputy head of Iran’s Department of Environment, recently left his office after a few months over what he called the hard-liners’ pressure.

27 Provinces in Iran Spending Their Driest Year Ever

A quick review of the reports on precipitation in Iran over the past month indicates that 27 provinces across the country will experience their worst-ever drought throughout the current year.

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.

Two-Fifth of Drying Lake Urmia Filled with Water

The water level of the dying Lake Urmia in north-western Iran has elevated by four centimetres compared with the previous year, said Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi , Deputy Head of Iran's Department of Environment.

Iranians Go on Outdoor Picnics to Celebrate Nature Day

Iranian people have gone for a picnic at parks or in the countryside on Monday to mark Sizdah-bedar, an ancient festival in celebration of the 13th day of spring, which is an official holiday in Iran known as the Nature Day in the calendar.

Iran’s Northern Forests Burning in Fire (+Video)

Jungles in parts of Gilan province in northern Iran caught fire on Saturday night, a provincial official said, leaving no casualties but consuming hundreds of hectares of forests.

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