TEHRAN — Tehran is gradually taking steps toward establishing green transportation in crowded neighborhoods by unveiling hybrid and electric vehicles and bikes.
By Maryam Qarehgozlou
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.
TEHRAN — Tehran City Council is planning on tightening traffic restrictions on motorcycles in the capital by March 2017, ISNA news agency reported.
TEHRAN — The persistent air pollution in metropolises of Iran has lately urged officials to discuss the possibility of altering school calendar.
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.
By Shirin Hakim and Kaveh Madani
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.
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.
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 – A lawyer has said polluting the air amounts to the position of stewardship over the act of murder.
TEHRAN — While air pollution in Tehran has reached critical levels for seven days in a row officials keep shifting the blame onto each other.
TEHRAN – With the arrival of cold season a blanket of choking brown-white smog has descended on Tehran, Hamshahri Online reported.
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.
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.
TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani proposed on Sunday to work on plans to appoint provincial ministers.
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.
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.
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.
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.