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  • Asiatic cheetahs spotted for 3rd time this year in central Iran 2018-09-17 09:48

    Asiatic cheetahs spotted for 3rd time this year in central Iran

    TEHRAN — Two Asiatic cheetahs have been spotted at the Behabad county located in Yazd province, for the third time since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), the provincial department of environment chief has said.

  • Sand and dust storm in Zabol, Sistan-Balouchestan province 2018-09-16 22:07

    Hamoun dryness, a tragedy for southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN — Hamoun wetland dryness, caused by long-term drought and low precipitation, is the major reason behind problems in southwestern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, Zia-al-din Shoaei, former head of national working group for combatting sand and dust storms has said.

  • 2 electric bus lines in Tehran to begin operation 2018-09-16 21:23

    2 electric bus lines in Tehran to begin operation

    TEHRAN — Two electric bus lines will become operational in Tehran in near future, Tehran bus operating company’s director general Peyman Sanandaji has said.

  • Lake Urmia full restoration deferred pending budget allocation 2018-09-15 01:56

    Lake Urmia full restoration deferred pending budget allocation

    TEHRAN — Limited budget could put back Lake Urmia, a wetland located in northwest Iran, restoration projects, Masoud Tajrishi deputy environment chief and an official with the lake restoration program has said.

  • Environmental NGOs to be provided with insurance coverage 2018-09-12 23:49

    Environmental NGOs to be provided with insurance coverage

    TEHRAN — The Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization of Iran will provide wildfire-trained crews who can suppress flames in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with insurance coverage, an official with the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • 14% of total waste in Iran produced in northern coastal cities 2018-09-11 23:55

    14% of total waste in Iran produced in northern coastal cities: report

    TEHRAN – The amount of waste generated in the northern provinces of the country, neighboring the Caspian Sea, is snowballing at a rate of over 7,000 tons a day, holding accountable for 14 percent of the total daily 50,000 tons of waste production in the country.

  • Hour al-Azim still on fire, belching acrid smoke into Khuzestan sky 2018-09-11 17:33

    Hour al-Azim still on fire, belching acrid smoke into Khuzestan sky

    TEHRAN — It’s been over 65 days since Hour al-Azim wetland, a transboundary body of water shared between Iran and Iraq, has erupted in raging fire and now large amounts of acrid smoke is being spread in the cities of Abadan and Khorramshahr in southern parts of Khuzestan province.

  • António Guterres 2018-09-11 11:45

    U.N. Chief Warns of a Dangerous Tipping Point on Climate Change

    Warning of the risks of “runaway” global warming, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, on Monday called on global leaders to rein in climate change faster.

  • Leopards spotted for first time in Bakhtegan national park 2018-09-10 08:20

    Leopards spotted for first time in Bakhtegan national park

    TEHRAN — For the first time, three leopards have been spotted at the Bakhtegan national park in Neyriz city located in southern Fars province, Saeed Mahmoudi, the provincial department of environment chief has said.

  • Marsh crocodiles in good condition in Iran 2018-09-09 17:20

    Marsh crocodiles in good condition in Iran

    TEHRAN - The population of marsh crocodiles is rising in Iran, as some 400 of them have been spotted in the country so far, YJC quoted Hamid Zohrabi, deputy environment chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate, as saying on Friday.

  • Waiting in the ambush: Will Tehran choke on foul air this year too? 2018/09/09

    Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Waiting in the ambush: Will Tehran choke on foul air this year too?

    TEHRAN — While Tehraners breathed ozone in the air during hot summer days the real stuff is awaiting us in the coming months of autumn and winter.

  • TOD surveys to be completed within months 2018-09-09 06:28

    TOD survey finalized aiming to combat air pollution

    TEHRAN - A survey on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Iran in order to overcome air pollution and traffic congestion through development of public transport has been completed and finalized, head of transportation and traffic affairs at Tehran Municipality said on Saturday.

  • GCF may allot $10m to Iran for lake conservation project 2018-09-08 16:48

    GCF may allot $10m to Iran for lake conservation project

    TEHRAN – The Green Climate Fund (GCF) as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) financial mechanism may earmark $10 million for preserving Bakhtegan Lake in Fars province, southern Iran, ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Kopet Dag in Shirvan county, northeastern North Khorasan province 2018-09-08 00:36

    ‘Local communities play a minor part in managing protected areas’

    TEHRAN — One of the main drawbacks associated with the management of protected areas in the country is that local communities play a minor part in preserving these areas, deputy environment chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate has said.

  • Photo depicts migratory birds in Hour-al Azim wetland taken in January 2017 (IRNA/ Mohammad Reza Khabbazan) 2018-09-08 00:34

    Hour al-Azim wetland wildfire threatens bird migration

    TEHRAN — Should the wildfire in Hour al-Azim wetland continues throughout autumn it would become a threat to bird migration in the area, head of Khuzestan province’s department of environment has said.

  • Great concerns as bulldozers tearing down forest for building roads 2018-09-03 08:53

    Great concerns as bulldozers tearing down forest for building roads

    TEHRAN – Long stretches of roads being under construction in Savadkuh forest, northern province of Mazandaran, has raised great concerns due to causing severe environmental impacts and posing serious threat to the life of region’s rare biodiversity, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • Water solicitation for drought-ridden Sistan-Baluchestan to ease water stress 2018-09-01 08:51

    Water solicitation for drought-ridden Sistan-Baluchestan to ease water stress

    TEHRAN — With Hamoun wetland drained of water and the rainless sky in southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan many are in dire need of drinking water.

  • Negotiating Hamoun water right, only way for Sistan to survive: report 2018-08-29 09:30

    Negotiating Hamoun water right, only way for Sistan to survive: report

    TEHRAN – As long as sand and dust storms (SDSs) severely threatens the lives of people and affects many sectors of agriculture, livestock and industry in Sistan region, southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, the only way to halt the impacts is to negotiate with Afghanistan on granting the water right of Hamoun wetland, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Foreign Ministry to follow up on Hour al-Azim wetland wildfire 2018-08-27 09:31

    Foreign Ministry to follow up on Hour al-Azim wetland wildfire

    TEHRAN – While wildfire has been hitting the Iraqi part of Hour al-Azim, a transboundary body of water shared between Iran and Iraq, since July 2, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has entrusted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to pursue negotiations on fire operations, chief of Khuzestan province’s department of environment has said.

  • Excessive use of renewable water in southeastern Iran worrisome 2018-08-26 09:39

    Excessive use of renewable water in southeastern Iran worrisome

    TEHRAN – Excessive withdrawal of renewable water, equaling 123 percent of the current volume, in the southeastern province of Kerman, has raised great concerns while posing a serious threat to the life of residents and region’s biodiversity.

  • Ice cave collapse takes one life 2018-08-24 22:39

    Ice cave collapse claims one life

    TEHRAN – An ice cave collapsed Thursday in the southwestern part of the country, left one dead, the governor of Koohrang city has said.

  • Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs 2018-08-19 21:46

    Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs

    TEHRAN — The environment and sustainable development research center and Royan Institute will jointly launch feasibility study for the possibility of artificial insemination as an option for captive breeding of Asiatic cheetahs, Jalil Badam-Firouz, head of the research center, said on Sunday, Mehr reported.

  • Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah 2018-08-18 15:51

    Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly drawn up the draft of the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) phase III.

  • 22 polluting industries shut down 2018-08-15 17:03

    Tehran DOE shuts down 22 polluting businesses

    TEHRAN – While the provincial department of environment of Tehran issued warnings to over a hundred polluting business units in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21), 22 polluting units which violated the rules have been closed down, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road 2018-08-15 17:02

    Cheetah cub wounded in car crash lost life

    TEHRAN — The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road, north-central Semnan province, has lost life despite the efforts of the veterinary team at the Department of Environment, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • SDSs 60 times above the safe levels haunting Sistan 2018-08-15 10:22

    SDSs 60 times above the safe levels haunting Sistan

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) reaching speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour, and particulate matters (PM) concentration peaking at 60 times above the safe levels, led to the closure of offices in Sistan, southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, on Sunday, ISNA reported.

  • Cheetah cub wounded in car crash suffers irreversible spinal cord injury 2018-08-15 10:00

    Cheetah cub wounded in car crash suffers irreversible spinal cord injury

    TEHRAN — An Asiatic cheetah cub which had been wounded on August 7 in a car accident on Abbasabad-Mayami road, north-central Semnan province, has suffered irreversible spinal cord injury, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • 330 ha of Miankaleh peninsula turns into ashes 2018-08-15 08:49

    330 ha of Miankaleh peninsula turns into ashes

    TEHRAN —The wildfire which started on Friday night in Miankaleh peninsula, northern province of Mazandaran, has so far burnt around 330 hectares, the province’s chief of the department of environment has said.

  • 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.