air pollution

  • green transportation 2017-01-18 17:31

    Tehran taking steps toward green transportation

    TEHRAN — Tehran is gradually taking steps toward establishing green transportation in crowded neighborhoods by unveiling hybrid and electric vehicles and bikes.

  • clean air 2017-01-15 17:43

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Green tax should help expand environmental infrastructure: official

    TEHRAN — Municipalities should spend taxes collected from pollutant industries to develop environmental infrastructure in cities, deputy director of Iran's Department of Environment Saeed Motesaddi said on Sunday.

  • police fining motorists 2017-01-11 17:50

    Motorcycles to be subjected to tougher traffic restrictions

    TEHRAN — Tehran City Council is planning on tightening traffic restrictions on motorcycles in the capital by March 2017, ISNA news agency reported.

  • air pollution 2017-01-11 17:49

    Altering school calendar, an escape route from air pollution

    TEHRAN — The persistent air pollution in metropolises of Iran has lately urged officials to discuss the possibility of altering school calendar.

  • Vehicles are undergoing inspection at the Beyhaqi center in Tehran.  2017-01-09 15:41

    Vehicle inspection effective way to mitigate air pollution, Ebtekar says

    TEHRAN — Launching of the nationally integrated vehicle inspection system is an effective measure employed to mitigate air pollution particularly in metropolises, chief of the Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar has said.

  • air pollution 2016-12-26 09:39

    By Shirin Hakim and Kaveh Madani

    Dreaming of blue skies: Tehran’s battle for clean air

    A deep-seated look at the perplexing love-hate relationship Iranians share with their alarmingly polluted capital city

    Tehran’s wet streets provide temporary relief to millions who have been tolerating unbearable levels of pollution. In today’s Tehran, precipitation is associated with romanticism and blessings, washing away polluted skies briefly before reality sets in again. Pollution has plagued Iran’s capital for years, manifesting in various health problems amongst locals, closing of schools, and transforming daily activities into questions of life and death.

  • masoumeh ebtekar 2016-11-20 16:55

    UNDP, UN Environment hold sand and dust storm side event at COP22

    TEHRAN — The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) jointly with the United Nations Environment held a side event on the sand and dust storms at Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, 2016.

  • rouhani 2016-11-18 13:12

    Picture of the day

    President Hassan Rouhani and his entourage took the subway to get to the city of Karaj, 45km west of Tehran, on Wednesday. The president’s clever move might be aiming at encouraging people to use public transportation as air quality indices have hit dangerous levels and white-brown smog has covered both cities for almost a week now.

  • Tehran air pollution 2016-11-15 21:03

    Polluting air amounts to stewardship in murder: lawyer

    TEHRAN – A lawyer has said polluting the air amounts to the position of stewardship over the act of murder.

  • Tehran air pollution 2016-11-15 18:28

    Tehran fights for breath, officials pass the buck

    TEHRAN — While air pollution in Tehran has reached critical levels for seven days in a row officials keep shifting the blame onto each other.

  • air pollution in tehran 2016-11-15 09:57

    Cars choke Tehran 

    TEHRAN – With the arrival of cold season a blanket of choking brown-white smog has descended on Tehran, Hamshahri Online reported.

  • air pollution in tehran 2016-11-07 08:40

    Thousands of artists appeal to president for tackling air pollution

    TEHRAN — More than 5,700 Iranian artists issued an appeal to President Hassan Rouhani urging him to take serious measures to address air pollution in the country.

  • air pollution 2016-10-31 09:25

    Majlis hammering out ‘clean air’ bill as smog encloses Tehran

    TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament (Majlis) started discussing details of the clean air bill on Sunday as it’s been four days in a row that Tehran is haunted by air pollution since the beginning of autumn.

  • علی لاریجانی 2016-10-30 19:59

    Larijani proposes provincial ministers

    TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani proposed on Sunday to work on plans to appoint provincial ministers.

  • 12 MQ-1 (website).jpg 2016-10-23 19:03

    Majlis passes ‘clean air’ bill

    TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament (Majlis) on Wednesday approved clean air bill which could greatly help deal with sources of pollution in the country once in comes into force.

  • 12 MQ-2.jpg 2016-10-22 09:24

    Polluting sand mines in Tehran shut down for good

    TEHRAN — Sand mines located in southwestern Tehran, which had been one of the main sources of pollution in the city, were closed permanently, Mehr news agency reported.

  • 12 MQ-1 (1).JPG 2016-10-07 17:44

    Iran-Germany environmental cooperation to pick up steam

    TEHRAN — Iran and Germany gave a fresh impetus to their cooperation on environmental issues ranging from protecting natural resources and biodiversity to reducing greenhouse gas emission.

  • 12 MQ-2.jpg 2016-09-28 17:28

    Tehran enjoys cleanest air of past five years in March-September 2016

    TEHRAN — Tehran enjoyed the cleanest air of the past five years in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-September 21, 2016), Tehran Air Quality Control Company spokeswoman Leila Nazari said.