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  • Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs 2018-08-19 21:46

    Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs

    TEHRAN — The environment and sustainable development research center and Royan Institute will jointly launch feasibility study for the possibility of artificial insemination as an option for captive breeding of Asiatic cheetahs, Jalil Badam-Firouz, head of the research center, said on Sunday, Mehr reported.

  • Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah 2018-08-18 15:51

    Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly drawn up the draft of the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) phase III.

  • 22 polluting industries shut down 2018-08-15 17:03

    Tehran DOE shuts down 22 polluting businesses

    TEHRAN – While the provincial department of environment of Tehran issued warnings to over a hundred polluting business units in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21), 22 polluting units which violated the rules have been closed down, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road 2018-08-15 17:02

    Cheetah cub wounded in car crash lost life

    TEHRAN — The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road, north-central Semnan province, has lost life despite the efforts of the veterinary team at the Department of Environment, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • SDSs 60 times above the safe levels haunting Sistan 2018-08-15 10:22

    SDSs 60 times above the safe levels haunting Sistan

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) reaching speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour, and particulate matters (PM) concentration peaking at 60 times above the safe levels, led to the closure of offices in Sistan, southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, on Sunday, ISNA reported.

  • Cheetah cub wounded in car crash suffers irreversible spinal cord injury 2018-08-15 10:00

    Cheetah cub wounded in car crash suffers irreversible spinal cord injury

    TEHRAN — An Asiatic cheetah cub which had been wounded on August 7 in a car accident on Abbasabad-Mayami road, north-central Semnan province, has suffered irreversible spinal cord injury, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • 330 ha of Miankaleh peninsula turns into ashes 2018-08-15 08:49

    330 ha of Miankaleh peninsula turns into ashes

    TEHRAN —The wildfire which started on Friday night in Miankaleh peninsula, northern province of Mazandaran, has so far burnt around 330 hectares, the province’s chief of the department of environment has said.

  • Extremely high PM level pollution closes offices in southeastern Iran 2018-08-13 09:47

    Extremely high PM level pollution closes offices in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Particulate matters (PM) concentration peaking at 12 times the safe levels, led to the closure of offices in Rigan county, southeastern Kerman province, on Sunday, Rigan’s deputy governor has said.

  • 24/7 LEZ scheme aim to help combat air pollution in Tehran 2018-08-13 09:29

    24/7 LEZ scheme aim to help combat air pollution in Tehran

    TEHRAN —Low Emission Zone (LEZ), a traffic pollution charge scheme, will become operational twenty four-seven across Tehran as of the beginning of [the seventh Iranian calendar month of] Aban (October 23), in a bid to help fight air pollution in the megacity.

  • DOE asks govt. body to help restore Anzali wetland 2018-08-13 09:23

    DOE asks govt. body to help restore Anzali wetland

    TEHRAN — The chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) Issa Kalantari has put in a request to the head of the Budget and Planning Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht to financially support a scheme proposed by researchers to revive the endangered Anzali wetland.

  • Iran’s Kopet Dag added to UNESCO's world network of biosphere reserves 2018-08-11 17:30

    Iran’s Kopet Dag added to UNESCO's world network of biosphere reserves

    TEHRAN — Kopet Dag in Shirvan county, northeastern North Khorasan province, has received UNESCO recognition for biosphere reserves, North Khorasan provincial chief of department of environment has said.

  • Particulate matters (PM) concentration peaked at 12 times the safe levels in city of Zabol in the southeastern Sistan region on Tuesday morning. 2018-08-09 09:35

    Iran, Iraq, Syria to join hands against SDSs

    TEHRAN — A plan on combating sand and dust storms (SDS) is scheduled to be prepared in a collaborative initiative with three countries of Iran, Iraq and Syria under the auspices of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the current Iranian calendar year (ending on March 20, 2019), head of national working group on SDS has said.

  • PM concentration 12 times above safe levels in southeastern Iran 2018-08-08 10:46

    PM concentration 12 times above safe levels in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN — Particulate matters (PM) concentration peaked at 12 times the safe levels in the southeastern Sistan region on Tuesday morning, IRNA reported.

  • Tehran Times, Mehr News Agency journalists visit China Daily   2018-08-08 10:45

    Tehran Times, Mehr News Agency journalists visit China Daily

    TEHRAN — A team of journalists from the Tehran Times and Mehr News Agency paid a visit to the official English language China Daily newspaper recently.

  • Ranger shot dead 2018-08-08 09:04

    Iranian ranger shot dead in armed conflict with poachers

    TEHRAN – Iranian ranger, Ali Khajavi, lost his life after getting shot in an armed conflict with poachers in the southeastern province of Kerman, the chief of provincial department of environment announced on Monday.

  • Plan approved to fight SDSs in Tehran province 2018-08-05 08:42

    Plan approved to fight SDSs in Tehran province

    TEHRAN — A plan to tackle sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting Tehran province has been approved, said the provincial department of environment’s (DOE) deputy director for technical affairs.

  • A view of Lake Urmia / Photo by Hossein Mahmoudi, Lake Urmia restoration program website 2018-08-01 18:41

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    No water transfer to Lake Urmia: DOE chief

    TEHRAN — Talking about Lake Urmia, a body of water shared between East and West Azarbaijan provinces in northwestern Iran, chief of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) put emphasis on the fact that no water transfer scheme is underway for restoration of the lake.

  • Iranian ranger lost his life in pursuit of pochers 2018-07-29 09:09

    Iranian ranger lost his life in pursuit of poachers

    TEHRAN – Iranian ranger, Mehdi Ahmadi Nik, while killed tracking poachers on Friday in Oal’eh Ganj county, in Kerman province, an official with the Department of Environmental (DOE) has said.

  • Temperature rises across Iran, Ahvaz hits record high 2018-07-29 08:59

    Temperature rises across Iran, Ahvaz hits record high

    TEHRAN – Iran has experienced an average 1.3 degrees on the Celsius scale temperature rise during the past 10 months (September 23, 2017 to July 22, 2018) compared to the long-term mean with Ahvaz setting the record for the country’s hottest city, the director of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to Meteorological Organization, has said.

  • ‘Iran’s renewable water resources decreased by 25% in 5 decades’ 2018-07-28 08:48

    ‘Iran’s renewable water resources decreased by 25% in 5 decades’

    TEHRAN — Renewable water resources has drastically decreased to less than 100 billion cubic meters from 132 bcm over the past 50 years, environmental official Mohammad Mojabi has said.

  • Photo depicts a view of Urmia Lake in December 2016, photo by Mojtaba Esmaeilzadeh/ Tasnim 2018-07-28 08:47

    ‘Solar power plants an alternative for income generation around Lake Urmia basin’

    TEHRAN — Setting up solar power plants to produce electricity can be an alternative income generation for farmers in Lake Urmia basin in northwestern Iran, Ja’far Mohseni, head of East Azarbaijan academic center for education, culture and research, known as Jahad Daneshgahi, has said.

  • Long lasting flames hitting Hour al-Azim extinguished 2018-07-26 10:17

    Long lasting flames hitting Hour al-Azim extinguished

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF) has managed to extinguish wildfire haunting Hour al-Azim wetland for about three weeks, said the commander of IRGC AF.

  • thanks to the increase in spring rainfalls 2018-07-26 09:58

    ‘No water rationing in Tehran thanks to spring rainfalls’

    TEHRAN — No water restrictions has been imposed on Tehran this summer thanks to the increase in spring rainfalls, head of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company has said.

  • Hour al-Azim wildfire still causing great discomfort 2018-07-25 09:03

    Hour al-Azim wildfire still causing great discomfort

    TEHRAN – Wildfire which is still haunting Hour al-Azim wetland, is not only causing great discomfort to the people in southwestern Iran, but posing serious threats to the region’s biodiversity, Mehr reported on Monday.

  • A view of Alimestan forest in northern province of Mazandaran 2018-07-22 16:08

    Protecting forests is key to conserve water resources, says expert

    TEHRAN — Forest are essential to water cycle and protecting forest plays a key role in saving water and reducing evaporation, a professor of geology at Shahid Beheshti University has said.

  • Anzali Wetland 2018-07-22 09:13

    Poor environmental policies lead to degradation of wetlands in Iran

    TEHRAN – Poor policies currently being carried out in Iran are the main reason behind the degradation of many wetlands in the country, an environmental official has said.

  • 188,000 ha cultivation of medicinal plants 2018-07-21 09:06

    188,000 ha under cultivation of medicinal plants in Iran

    TEHRAN – Medicinal plants are cultivated on some 188,000 hectares of lands in Iran, said an official with the Ministry of Agriculture.

  • Iran dispatches aircrafts to contain wildfire in Hour al-Azim 2018-07-19 09:30

    Iran dispatches aircrafts to contain Hour al-Azim wildfire

    TEHRAN – The National Disaster Management Organization of Iran has sent aircrafts to extinguish the wildfire hitting the Iraqi part of Hour al-Azim wetland.

  • Lake Urmia likely to revive in 10 years; building our hopes up? 2018-07-19 07:25

    Lake Urmia likely to revive in 10 years; building our hopes up?

    TEHRAN — Chief of West Azarbaijan province’s Department of Environment, Parviz Arasteh, has said that Lake Urmia will be revived within the next 10 years, but is he building our hopes up?

  • Iran uses fire detection sensors, surveillance drones to fight wildfires 2018-07-18 09:58

    Iran to use fire detection sensors, surveillance drones to fight wildfires

    TEHRAN – Iran will use surveillance drones as well as fire detection sensors to timely detect forest fires and speed up extinguishing process, the commander of the forest protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.