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  • ISESCO to build two schools in quake-hit Kermanshah 2018-02-24 20:22

    ISESCO to build two schools in quake-hit Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) will establish two schools in the quake-stricken province of Kermanshah, western Iran.

  • Intl. Khwarizmi Award introduces winners 2018-02-24 20:21

    Intl. Khwarizmi Award introduces winners

    TEHRAN – The 31st Khwarizmi International Award ceremony was held in Tehran on Saturday, praising winners for their scientific achievements, IRIB reported.

  • Kaveh Madani 2018-02-24 20:18

    Reducing consumption the sole solution for water crisis: Kaveh Madani

    TEHRAN – The only solution for water crisis in the country’s current circumstances is to reduce consumption in all industrial, agricultural and urban sectors, said Kaveh Madani, the deputy environment chief for international affairs, innovation and socio-cultural engagement.

  • Tehran to monitor carwashes for water pollution 2018-02-24 11:00

    Tehran to monitor carwashes for water pollution

    TEHRAN – A special monitoring program will be implemented in Tehran over the next two months to control the water pollutants released by commercial carwashes, said the chief of Tehran’s department of environment.

  • Abbas Amir-Moafi 2018-02-24 10:19

    Former addict named health ambassador

    TEHRAN – Abbas Amir-Moafi, once a member of Iran’s national archery team, was named health ambassador for preventing and fighting drug use.

  • An interior view of Malek al-Tojjar boutique hotel, which has been repurposed from a historic mansion in Yazd. 2018-02-23 11:10

    Private sector to revive, operate more historical monuments in Iran

    TEHRAN – A total of 269 historical places and monuments across Iran are to be ceded to the private sector with the aim of receiving better conservation through repurposing them into thriving eco-lodges or other profitable niches.

  • 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.