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  • Search and rescue teams heading are looking for bodies and the plane wreckage 2018-02-21 19:18

    Bodies recovered from plane crash site

    TEHRAN — Four days after a passenger plane heading from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasouj crashed into Dena mountain range, search and rescue teams on Wednesday found and recovered some of the bodies.

  • Smart cities 2018-02-21 19:16

    Polish investors invited to smart city projects in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi has asked polish investors and companies to take part in smart city projects in the Iranian capital, Fars reported on Wednesday.

  • spring 2018-02-21 19:12

    Invite spring with colorful flowers to your home

    For most people, the spring season is associated with flowers, green earth and blue sky. In Iran, the New Year Celebration, Noruz, is the exact astronomical beginning of the spring.

  • A mine construction site in Rudbar, northern province of Gilan 2018-02-20 18:56

    Law adopted on selling national land area may endanger environment

    TEHRAN — The recently-approved law on selling national land area will seriously endanger the environment and jeopardize the integrity of the protected areas, according to the Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization.

  • Kaveh Madani 2018-02-20 18:51

    We have made mistakes in protecting the environment: Kaveh Madani

    TEHRAN — The nature is a proof of the fact that we have made mistakes in protecting the environment and we have to put them right, Kaveh Madani, deputy environment chief for international affairs, innovation and socio-cultural engagement said on Monday.

  • A helicopter searching for the wreckage of the plane 2018-02-20 11:17

    Iran plane crash: Wreckage, bodies found

    TEHRAN — Search and rescue teams finally managed to find the wreckage of a plane that crashed into the Dena mountain range, southwestern Iran, on Sunday, recovering bodies of some of the victims, ISNA news agency reported.

  •  پارک آموزش ترافیک 2018-02-18 20:16

    Tehran city council approves child-friendly urban planning

    TEHRAN -- Two proposals on child-friendly urban planning were approved by Tehran City Council on Wednesday.

  • Ikeuchi General Manager for Cooling Division Nobuaki Umeda (L), Gholamerza Mehrdad, General Manager of Generation Technical Support Thermal Power Plants Holding Company, and Chief Representative, JICA 2018-02-18 20:14

    JICA aims to improve energy efficiency, mitigate air pollution in Iran

    TEHRAN — Japan International Cooperation Agency has begun surveys as well as a pilot project aiming to both improve energy efficiency and mitigate air pollution in Iran in association with the Japanese private sector.

  • The photo is depicting a woman picking saffron at a farm in Bojnord, North Khorasan province, in October 2016. Photo by Vahid Khademi/IRNA 2018-02-17 19:45

    Medicinal plants: the next big thing in economic arena?

    TEHRAN — Given water shortage in Iran as an arid and semi-arid area, shifting focus toward cultivation of medicinal plants can both create jobs and boost export revenues in line with the goals of resistance economy, deputy health minister for social affairs said on Friday.

  • Tehran Municipality to hold startup weekend in support of green businesses 2018-02-17 19:43

    Tehran Municipality to hold startup weekend in support of green businesses

    TEHRAN – A startup weekend event will be held by Tehran Municipality in a bid to support businesses which are eager to work in environment-related fields, said Sadreddin Alipour, the head of the center for environmental management and sustainable development of Tehran Municipality.

  • Photo by Akbar Tavakoli 2018-02-17 19:43

    Spring rainfalls to exceed normal average: academic

    TEHRAN – Meteorological patterns demonstrate that the country will receive appropriate amounts of rainfall in the upcoming spring and it will compensate for the lack of precipitation in autumn and winter, said the eminent meteorology professor Hossein Ardakani.

  • It takes 3 years to eliminate internal SDS hotspots: DOE chief 2018-02-17 09:33

    It takes 3 years to eliminate internal SDS hotspots: DOE chief

    TEHRAN – Eliminating internal hotspots for sand and dust storms (SDSs) in southwestern provinces of Iran requires a 3-year period, ILNA quoted the chief of the Department of Environment Isa Kalantari as saying on Friday.

  • No human cases of avian flu reported in Iran 2018-02-17 09:21

    No human cases of avian flu reported in Iran

    TEHRAN — Despite the outbreak of avian flu among the birds in the northern province of Gilan and also Tehran, no human cases of avian flu has been reported in Iran, head of communicable diseases department of the Ministry of Health has said.

  • Dusty Khuzestan still in tight spot, out of breath 2018-02-14 19:43

    Dusty Khuzestan still in tight spot, out of breath

    TEHRAN — Once again the old story of recurrent sand and dust storms in the southwestern province of Khuzestan is going around. For some years now elevated levels of PM 2.5 fine particles, tens of times above the standard average, is the new normal for the province.

  • اهدای خون به زلزله‌زدگان کرمانشاه 2018-02-14 19:42

    Iran tops blood donation list in Eastern Mediterranean

    TEHRAN – With the blood donation rate of 27 per 1,000 people, Iran attained the first place among 21 countries in Eastern Mediterranean region, said Iran’s Blood Transfusion Organization spokesman.

  • Negar Gerami, WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran (R), and Chinese Ambassador to Iran Pang Sen 2018-02-13 21:12

    China helps provide food assistance for refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN — China made a contribution of $1 million here on Tuesday to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to provide food assistance for the refugees in Iran.

  • غلظت گرد و غبار هوای اهواز 12 برابر حد مجاز 2018-02-13 21:05

    PM 2.5 level ‘beyond hazardous’ in southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN — The recent sand and dust storms have increased the PM 2.5 fine particles concentration to a ‘beyond hazardous’ level in the southwestern city of Ahwaz, Khuzestan province, on Tuesday.

  • Kavous Seyed Emami 2018-02-13 21:00

    The need to clarify speculations about death of environmentalist

    TEHRAN — Following the death of Kavous Seyed Emami, an environmentalist, in prison on February 10, the hashtag #freeIranianConservationist has gone viral in social media in Iran.

  • JICA funds medical, environment projects in Iran 2018-02-12 17:44

    JICA funds medical, environment projects in Iran

    TEHRAN — Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed two grant agreements with Iran’s Health Ministry and Tehran Municipality to provide grant aid for medical testing and treatment equipment as well as improvement of equipment for air pollution analysis here on Sunday.

  • Noise pollution in Iran’s megacities 20 times above standards: academic 2018-02-12 09:58

    Noise pollution in Iran’s megacities 20 times above standards: academic

    TEHRAN – Noise pollution in metropolises of Iran is 20 times acuter than standards, said Mohammad-Reza Esmaeilpour, occupational health and safety professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

  • Iran’s first water ambulance operational 2018-02-12 09:57

    Iran’s first water ambulance operational

    TEHRAN – The first water ambulance in Iran was launched in the southern province of Hormozgan on Saturday with Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi in attendance, Tasnim reported.

  • Messy air pollution: transport sector largely at fault 2018/02/11

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Messy air pollution: transport sector largely at fault

    Air pollution is the bane of urban dwellers. The suffocating air which is hard to breathe has actually caused a great deal of discomfort for the citizens in big cities around the world and is linked with serious and adverse health effects on top of everything.

  • Apadana Staircase, a way to fabled Persian arts 2018-02-07 19:38

    Apadana Staircase, a way to fabled Persian art

    TEHRAN – The ruins of Apadana Staircase shows off and offers scenes of historic Persian arts to its domestic and foreign visitors.

  • Kaveh Madani speaking to journalists on the sideline of Tehran’s Pardisan Park cleanup event on Monday morning 2018-02-07 10:38

    DOE starting to promote ‘waste separation’ culture

    TEHRAN – By establishing special bins for collecting dry waste in every room of its own offices, the Department of Environment tries to promote the culture of separating waste at source.

  • entrepreneur 2018-02-06 07:32

    Delegation of Iranian noble women visit Paris for economic talks

    TEHRAN – A delegation of 32 Iranian women entrepreneurs, members of chambers of commerce, heads of private companies and other noble women in different fields visited Paris to attend economic meetings.

  • CAPTION: Close-up detail shows a typical Malayer carpet 2018-02-05 19:24

    Malayer carpets to go on show at Golestan Palace

    TEHRAN – A collection of antique and rare carpets handcrafted in Malayer, west-central Iran, will be put on display at the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran.

  • Tilapia farm in Ecuador (Photo by Aaron McNevin / WWF) 2018-02-05 09:49

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Possible environmental damages of tilapia farming

    The environmentalists’ concerns for tilapia farming is nothing new as the topic is being debated over the past few decades across the globe. However, the recent controversial decisions made regarding farming and importing tilapia in and to Iran has turned it into hot topic in Iran’s environmental circles.

  • Public transit budget cut shelves air pollution mitigation plans  2018-02-04 20:00

    Public transit budget cut shelves air pollution mitigation plans

    TEHRAN — Majlis (the Iranian parliament) has sharply trimmed the budget proposed for the development of public transit, inevitably keeping air pollution abatement plans in abeyance.

  • Charity foundation to build 1,000 schools nationwide 2018-02-04 19:56

    Charity foundation to build 1,000 schools nationwide

    TEHRAN — Barekat charity foundation and the Education Ministry have signed a memorandum of understanding to build 1,000 schools nationwide, IRIB reported on Sunday.

  • Iran to adopt document on improving accessibility for the disabled 2018-02-03 20:04

    Iran to adopt document on improving accessibility for the disabled

    TEHRAN — A strategic document outlining producers to improve the country’s accessibility for physically challenged people will be adopted by February 19, YJC reported on Friday.