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  • Will the lonely Siberian crane ‘Omid’ come back to Iran this year?  2018-11-03 10:13

    Will the lonely Siberian crane ‘Omid’ come back to Iran this year? 

    TEHRAN — With the onset of the cold season the environment lovers are looking up at the sky anxiously waiting for the last remaining western Siberian crane called ‘Omid’ to come back to his winter home, in Fereydunkenar, northern province of Mazandaran, once again. 

  • 4 natural sceneries nominated for inclusion in DOE list as national nature monuments, wildlife refuges 2018-11-02 12:16

    New nature monuments, wildlife refuges nominated for inclusion in DOE list

    TEHRAN – Four natural sceneries in northwestern province of Hamedan are nominated for possible inclusion in Department of Environment (DOE) list as national nature monuments and wildlife refuges, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • Leopard seen for 3rd time in 2 years in north-central Iran 2018-10-29 02:45

    Leopard seen for 3rd time in 2 years in north-central Iran

    TEHRAN – A leopard has been spotted for the third time within two years in Taleqan, a rural district located in Alborz province, north-central part of the country, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • Precipitation rate above normal level in first month of autumn in Iran 2018-10-28 21:08

    Precipitations above normal level in first month of autumn

    TEHRAN — Most of provinces in the country have met above-normal-average rainfall and normal temperatures during the first month of the new crop year (September 23-October 22), head of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to Iran Meteorological Organization (IMO), has said.

  • Unseasonably warm autumn hits northern Iran 2018-10-27 22:10

    Unseasonably warm autumn hits northern Iran

    TEHRAN – The northern province of Mazandaran has experiencing the record high for unseasonably warm temperatures during autumn.

  • Intense PM pollution haunting 5 cities in western Iran 2018-10-27 18:56

    Intense PM pollution haunting 5 cities in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Severe and large-scale particulate matter (PM) pollution heading for 10 times above the safe levels has affected five cities of Kermanshah province in western part of the country, the provincial department of environment chief has said.

  • Tehraners breathe clean air during first month of autumn 2018-10-27 04:13

    Tehraners breathe clean air during first month of autumn

    TEHRAN — Citizens of the busy metropolis of Tehran breathed clean air during the first month of autumn, ISNA news agency reported on Thursday.

  • Rare hunter Caracal killed in car crash 2018-10-21 20:46

    Rare hunter Caracal killed in car crash

    TEHRAN – A Caracal, an endangered wild cat also called the desert’s black-ear, has lost life in a car accident on Shiraz-Kazeroon road, southern Fars province, YJC reported on Sunday.

  • Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild 2018-10-20 21:50

    Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A leopard caught in snare, in northern city of Galugah in Mazandaran province, was safely released and went back to wild with no lasting harms, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • The Netherlands Bicycle Partnership to promote cycling in Iranian cities 2018-10-17 20:04

    The Netherlands Bicycle Partnership to promote cycling in Iranian cities

    TEHRAN — The Netherlands Bicycle Partnership (NBP) is planning on encouraging cycling in the capital of Iran, the group leader in Iran Mehdi Hassanzadeh has said.

  • Photo by Damun Purnemati/Mizan 2018-10-10 20:09

    Meteorological Organization predicts normal levels of precipitation

    TEHRAN — In its latest report, Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) has forecast that precipitations will meet normal levels in the second half of the current Iranian calendar year, corresponding to autumn and winter.

  • Flood haunting northern Iran bring loss of $166m 2018-10-10 07:27

    Flood haunting northern Iran brings $166m of loss

    TEHRAN – Flash floods hitting Mazandaran province, northern Iran, have caused an estimated 7 trillion rials (about $166 million) worth of damages, destroying infrastructures, residential units, roads and huge tracts of farmlands, the province’s governor has said.

  • What will happen if natural resources run out? 2018/10/09

    By Anna Kucirkova

    Scary question: What will happen if natural resources run out?

    On our wonderful planet, there are multiple natural resources that help make life easier. We use trees for making paper products and they provide us with oxygen. We use natural gas to heat our homes and coal to help us produce electricity. Freshwater fish are a staple in the American diet and we pump billions of barrels of oil out of the ground to fuel our automobiles.

  • Wood chips supersedes green grass in Tehran 2018-10-03 23:59

    Wood chips supersedes green grass in Tehran

    TEHRAN – While planting grass in green spaces has been banned due to the high costs and water consumption, a new design of wood chips is piloted in the capital to be implemented in other areas, YJC reported on Wednesday.

  • Department of Environment opposes water transfer from Persian Gulf 2018-10-03 17:32

    Department of Environment opposes water transfer from Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN — With regard to the environmental conditions of the Persian Gulf, the Department of Environment (DOE) has taken a firm stand against water transfer from this body of water, deputy environment chief, Masoud Tajrishi, has said.

  • Over 300 plains nationwide prone to subsidence 2018-09-30 22:08

    Over 300 plains nationwide prone to land subsidence: geologist

    TEHRAN — Over 300 plains in Iran are at high risk of experiencing land subsidence, and as long as there is virtually no reduction in illegal overuse of groundwater resources, curbing subsidence will coincide with depletion of aquifers, geologist Mohammad Javad Bolourchi has said.

  • Supreme National Security Council to weigh up agriculture around Lake Urmia 2018-09-28 21:39

    Supreme National Security Council to weigh up agriculture around Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN — The Lake Urmia restoration program has taken over the issue of agricultural development around the lake into the Supreme National Security Council, deputy environment chief Masoud Tajrishi has said.

  • Leopard cubs seen in north-central Iran 2018-09-25 22:35

    Leopard cubs seen in north-central Iran

    TEHRAN – Three leopard cubs have been spotted in Parvar protected area, north-central Semnan province, which is home to one-third of all species of mammals in Iran, Tasnim reported on Tuesday.

  • Judge sentence poachers to plant trees 2018-09-22 09:33

    Judge sentence poachers to plant trees 

    TEHRAN — An Iranian judge has sentenced two poachers to plant 400 trees in Hamoun wildlife refuge, southeastern Iran, Mehr news agency reported on Friday. 

  • Leopard cub seized from smugglers  2018-09-22 09:32

    Leopard cub seized from smugglers 

    TEHRAN — A three-month old leopard cub was seized from the smugglers on Wednesday and transferred to Pardisan Park rehabilitation center, Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

  • 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.