air pollution

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  • 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.

  • Milad tower ozone pollutant 2018-08-01 09:51

    Tehran’s DOE to investigate reasons for ozone pollution

    TEHRAN – Tehran province’s department of environment will hold a meeting to address the effects of temperature rise in increased ozone gas index (O3), the DOE’s deputy director for monitoring pollutants has said.

  • Tehran subway line 7 2018-07-15 09:02

    Tehran subway line 7 partially reopens

    TEHRAN — Tehran subway line 7 was partially reopened on Sunday, ISNA news agency reported.

  • Completing, equipping subway lines a top priority: Tehran council chairman 2018-06-24 11:30

    Completing, equipping subway lines a top priority: Tehran council chairman

    TEHRAN — It is advisable to spend the municipality’s limited budget on completing and equipping subway lines in the capital Tehran, the Tehran city council chairman has said.

  • Cabinet disapproves production of carbureted motorcycles 2018-06-23 08:57

    Cabinet disapproves production of carbureted motorcycles

    TEHRAN — While the ministries of industry and interior have demanded the cabinet to reconsider its decision to ban the production of carbureted motorcycles and allow issuance of license plates, the cabinet of ministers rejected the proposal on June 17, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • Villain in Tehran air pollution: Carbureted motorcycles to go into production again? 2018-06-13 10:01

    Villain in Tehran air pollution: Carbureted motorcycles to go into production again?

    TEHRAN — While the production of carbureted-engine motorcycles was halted in Iran as of late September 2016 renewed speculation is mounting that the highly polluting vehicles might go into production again.

  • World Bank clarifies air pollution in Tehran: Health costs, sources, policies 2018-06-09 21:44

    World Bank clarifies air pollution in Tehran: Health costs, sources, policies

    TEHRAN — Industrialization and urbanization have worsened environmental health risks and pollution, especially in developing countries.

  • Eight polluting businesses shut down in Tehran 2018-06-08 19:54

    Eight polluting businesses shut down in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality has shut down eight business units due to generating dust and causing disturbance to local residents in southern parts of the city, Mehrdad Zanganehfar, deputy director for urban services and environment of Tehran Municipality, has said.

  • Tehran subway 2018-05-20 10:47

    Tehran subway short of 10,000 cars: councilor

    TEHRAN — Tehran subway is short of some 10,000 cars in order to be fully operational, councilor Mohammad Alikhani has said.

  • Asthma rate on the rise in Iran 2018-05-05 08:23

    Asthma rate on the rise in Iran

    TEHRAN – According to a national survey, the rate of people suffering from asthma in Iran is roughly equal to global average but it has sped up compared to previous decades, the director of Health Ministry’ asthma and allergy department has said.

  • Khuzestan sand and dust storms driving migration: MP 2018-04-30 04:44

    Khuzestan sand and dust storms driving migration: MP

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDS) in southwestern Khuzestan Province has provoked a wave of migration to other provinces, said Javad Kazemi-Nasab, an MP who represents Khuzestan in the parliament.

  • Deadline for halting production of Euro 3 motorcycles extended 2018-04-29 19:36

    Deadline for halting production of Euro 3 motorcycles extended

    TEHRAN – Lack of required infrastructure both in the production lines and also in testing equipment of the Department of Environment (DOE) led to a 10-month extension of the deadline for stopping manufacturing of Euro 3 motorcycles.

  • Bioethanol an option to counter air pollution in big cities 2018-04-29 19:36

    Bioethanol an option to counter air pollution in big cities

    TEHRAN – One of the measures to fight air pollution is producing and using bioethanol fuel instead of gasoline, the secretary of biotechnology committee affiliated to Presidential Directorate for Science and Technology has said.

  • Tehran subway 2018-04-27 20:20

    Tehran plans to increase metro ridership to 5 million by March 2019

    TEHRAN — In an effort to reduce air pollution in the metropolis of Tehran, the municipality is planning on increasing the subway ridership by the end of the current Iranian calendar year falling on March 20, 2019.

  • Sand and dust storm in the southwestern city of Ahwaz 2018-04-10 19:31

    Ilam to host 2nd Intl. Conference on Dust

    TEHRAN — The second edition of the International Conference on Dust will be held on April 25-27 in the city of Ilam, western Iran.

  • Tehran may experience less clean air days this year: official 2018-04-06 21:19

    Tehran may experience less clean air days this year: official

    TEHRAN – The air quality of Tehran may deteriorate in the current [Iranian calendar] year 1397 [March 2018–March 2019] and accordingly days with unhealthy air pollution may increase compared to the year before, said the director of Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company.

  • A view of Tehran on a day with clean air quality 2018-04-03 20:39

    Unprecedented air pollution in Tehran during Noruz

    TEHRAN — For Tehraners, the New Year holidays (Noruz) are typically synonymous with clean air, but this year’s air quality went down for five days out of the thirteen-day holidays.

  • air pollution 2018-03-27 10:19

    Tehraners breathe air fouled by fine particles during holidays

    TEHRAN — The residents of the Iranian capital breathed air fouled by fine particles during the Iranian New Year holidays, also known as Noruz, starting on March 21.

  • an unveiling ceremony of 46 new cars on Thursday 2018-03-16 19:29

    Tehran metro short of 1,300 cars: mayor

    TEHRAN — The Tehran metro is experiencing overcrowding as it is short of some 1,300 cars, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi said.

  • Developing green learning spaces on agenda 2018-03-07 18:15

    Developing green learning spaces on agenda

    TEHRAN — The new learning spaces and settings will be green and developed in line with environmental friendly policies, director general for Tehran province organization for development, renovation, and equipping of school said on Tuesday.

  • Photo by Sascha Schuermann / Getty Images 2018-02-28 21:52

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Faced with e-waste

    Fortunately for us, we are living in a world where the speed of emerging new technologies and electronic devices increasingly eases many of our daily tasks. These amazing rapid changes encourage or even sometimes force users to buy new devices. And what happens to the old ones? Either they are temporarily stocked at storehouses or thrown away among other waste materials. This is where we are introducing another threat to our environment: e-waste.

  • public transport 2018/02/27

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Car-free Tuesdays or car-packed Tuesdays

    TEHRAN — Car-free Tuesdays campaign, aimed to promote cycling and public transport, seems to be losing momentum most probably because of the inefficient infrastructure in the country.

  • Tehran 2018-02-24 20:22

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Relocation not a viable solution to Tehran’s growing problems: councilor

    TEHRAN — The growing problems of the megacity of Tehran does not justify relocating it, councilor Ahmad Masjed-Jamei said on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • $2b of foreign finance to help fight air pollution 2018-02-19 14:28

    $2b of foreign finance to help fight air pollution

    TEHRAN – Majlis (the Iranian parliament) approved $2 billion in foreign finance for developing subways and tackling air pollution in line with the budget bill for the next Iranian fiscal year (starting on March 21).

  • 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.

  • A gargoyle that has been damaged by acid rain 2018-02-14 09:25

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    And now comes the acid rain

    Rain is a sign of hope and life, especially in low precipitation regions like Iran, but in some instances it can be harmful both for humans and the environment. I’m not talking about floods, rather about the sneaking effects of air pollution on rain which have added another item to the long list of environmental threats: acid rain.

  • 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.

  • 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.