environment

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  • Ali Salajeghe 2021-10-09 22:40

    By M.A. Saki

    Challenges facing new environment chief

    Salajegheh will not succeed if he is not fully backed

    TEHRAN-- Ali Salajegheh, the new chief of the Department of Environment (DOE), must grapple with serious, difficult, and even sensitive issues.

  • Keep the environment away from politics: DOE chief 2021-10-08 19:00

    Keep the environment away from politics: DOE chief

    TEHRAN – Ali Salajegheh, the Department of Environment chief, has urged the world to avoid politicization of the environment, but to uphold the globally recognized “common but differentiated responsibilities”.

  • President Raisi 2021-08-15 13:02

    Senior analyst says Raisi government should adopt new strategy in face of problems

    TEHRAN – Hossein Alaei, an expert on strategic affairs, has suggested that the new administration of Ebrahim Raisi to devise new strategy for challenges facing the country.

  • Protecting the environment with renewable energy 2021-08-08 17:23

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Protecting the environment with renewable energy

    TEHRAN – Today, the use of renewable energy such as wind is one of the main options for energy production in the world, Iran should produce a thousand megawatts of wind energy per year, according to the Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2016-2021).

  • Environmental stamps exhibition underway in Tehran 2021-06-09 17:55

    Environmental stamps exhibition underway in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment opened a stamp exhibition titled ‘half a century of Iran's ecosystem protection’ in Tehran on Monday to mark the occasion of World Environment Day.

  • کاشت دو نهال توسط رهبر معظم انقلاب 2021-03-05 15:41

    Ayatollah Khamenei urges all to prevent ‘great blight’ to environment

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday warned against “the great blight” to the ongoing process of environmental degradation, urging both people and officials to resist natural resource destruction.

  • تهران 2021-02-17 18:07

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Towards higher energy efficiency

    TEHRAN - Cities are ground zero for the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the pre-existing structural weaknesses. As we respond and work towards recovery, we look to our cities as hubs of the community, human innovation, and ingenuity.

  • روز جهانی تالاب ها 2021-02-16 17:38

    Tehran meeting highlights ‘inseparable link between wetlands and life’

    TEHRAN- On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of signing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, a ceremony was held on Tuesday at the Department of Environment to emphasize the need for protecting wetlands as they play a key role in life of societies.

  • Defense, agriculture ministries join hands to protect environment 2021-02-13 17:34

    Defense, agriculture ministries join hands to protect environment

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Agriculture signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand cooperation in the field of environmental protection, IRIB reported on Saturday.

  • Environment’s share of national budget rises significantly 2020-12-29 17:43

    Environment’s share of national budget rises significantly

    TEHRAN – The national budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 20, 2021) has proposed 12 trillion rials (around $292 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) for the Department of Environment, a nearly twofold increase compared to the current year’s budget of 6.38 trillion rials (nearly $151 million).

  • War footprint never fades away from nature 2020-11-06 19:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    War footprint never fades away from nature

    TEHRAN – When a war occurs, casualties and destruction come to mind first, while one of the main victims of this human phenomenon is the environment because the effects of war on nature never fade away and can be seen in the food cycle and nature for a long time.

  • Iranian desert to play host to environment-friendly car rally 2020-09-22 21:58

    Iranian desert to play host to environment-friendly car rally

    TEHRAN – The barren, scorching Maranjab Desert, situated in central Iran, will be hosting tens of 4WD cars for a rally scheduled to be held on October 1 and 2.

  • Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature? 2020/09/20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature?

    TEHRAN – Transferring water from a basin to drought-ridden areas over varying distances is among the plans in Iran to quench the thirst of some provinces, while construction of such tunnels is inherently risky and can result in unpredicted events or irreparable environmental issue.

  • Coronavirus: Clean Cave Day to be observed under strict health protocols 2020-09-19 19:36

    Coronavirus: Clean Cave Day to be observed under strict health protocols

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Cave and Speleology Association has requested nature lovers and ordinary people not to enter caves on the Clean Cave Day, September 23, saying, this year the occasion will be observed under strict health protocols by experienced cavers.

  • Iran to try building homegrown capsule hotels 2020-06-15 23:03

    Iran to try building homegrown capsule hotels

    TEHRAN – Iran will be trying to domestically make sophisticated capsule hotels to promote cheap and basic overnight accommodation for travelers.

  • Tehran to hold virtual workshop on geotourism 2020-04-08 01:16

    Tehran to hold virtual workshop on geotourism

    TEHRAN – Tehran province’s department of cultural heritage, tourism, and handicrafts is scheduled to hold a virtual workshop on geotourism today.

  • International environment exhibition to be held in Tehran 2020-02-07 14:56

    International environment exhibition to be held in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The 19th International Exhibition on the Environment will be held in Tehran on March 4-7, IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • A sightseer poses for a photo during her visit to the Qeshm Geopark in the Persian Gulf, southern Iran. 2020-01-13 20:08

    Cloudburst closes UNESCO-tagged geopark in Iran’s Qeshm

    TEHRAN – Severe rainstorms over the past few days have led to the temporarily closure of Qeshm Geopark in the Persian Gulf, aiming to safeguard eco-travelers and visitors to the UNESCO-registered site.

  • Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, is a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. 2019-12-18 18:52

    Birdwatching can propel tourism growth in Caspian Sea island

    TEHRAN – Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, and its surrounding wetlands constitute a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. However, birdwatching has remained somehow an untapped potential for tourism growth in the coastal region.

  • There are many tourists from all over the world who tend to observe nomadic lifestyle, watching activities such as milking, yogurt making, buttering, oiling, woolen, carpeting and much more. 2019-12-11 18:43

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Tribal tourism gives chance to discover another face of Iran

    For both domestic and foreign travelers, tribal tourism is all about opening eyes to new places, traditions, cuisines, beliefs, and ways of life.

  • The magic of falling autumn leaves is a delight to the eye in the prehistoric Hyrcanian Forest, Golestan province, northern Iran, December 1, 2019. 2019-12-10 21:15

    President Rouhani invited to Hyrcanian Forest World Heritage celebration

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has been invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate registration of Hyrcanian Forest as a UNESCO World Heritage.

  • A view of the 4000-year-old Abarkouh cypress in central Iran 2019-11-27 21:27

    Some 2,000 old trees identified so far in Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 2,000 old trees have so far been identified across Iran, which are deemed as reliable sources for proving history of the ancient land in terms of climate change, environment and geology.

  • Iranian on round-the-globe camelback journey hoping to save the animal from extinction 2019-11-10 18:32

    Iranian on round-the-globe camelback journey hoping to save the animal from extinction

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Amiri-Roudan, an Iranian traveler and athlete, who has commenced a journey across the globe on camelback, aims to draw worldwide attention to the Iranian Bactrian camel, which he says, is on the verge of extinction.

  • Climate march; largest protest in Montreal’s history 2019-11-03 15:44

    Photo: Atefeh Arani

    Climate march; largest protest in Montreal’s history

    TEHRAN – Thousands of climate protesters pour onto the streets of Montreal, Canada, in September 27, 2019. Called the largest protest in the city’s history, the rally was led by a 16-year-old Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg, who called on all the workers, unions, community groups and students to attend a one-day strike to highlight the existential threat climate change poses to citizens and the economy, with a motto of “our house is on fire”.

  • Iranian adventurer tells of journey to the North Pole   2019-09-24 18:24

    By Afshin Majlesi 

    Iranian adventurer tells of journey to the North Pole  

    The North Pole is one of the most remote, yet inaccessible places on Earth. However, it is possible to reach there particularly in June and July when the ice is thinner.  

  • “Turtle Hooshang” 2019-09-16 16:55

    Photo by: Mehri Jamshidi

    "Hushang the Turtle” on stage at IIDCYA

    A troupe led by director Olka Hedayat performs “Hushang the Turtle” at the Theater Center of the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran on September 15, 2019. Written by Sepideh Fallahfar, “Hushang the Turtle” emphasizes the need for protecting the environment. The play’s target audience is children above 4.

  • Over 9,000 Tehrani children attend “The city I love” competition 2019-09-15 18:22

    Over 9,000 Tehrani children attend “The city I love” competition

    TEHRAN – Some 9,400 children in Tehran have participated in a painting contest called “The city I love” on issues related to life in the metropolis, including environment and green spaces, transportation and traffic, urban services, cultural and social issues, recreational facilities, sports, and entertainment.

  • Father of nature: a lifetime dedicated to environmental protection 2019-08-20 11:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Father of nature: a lifetime dedicated to environmental protection

    TEHRAN – Gholam-Ali Beski, physician and environmentalist who dedicated a lifetime protecting the environment and promoting public awareness on climate change, passed away on Wednesday, leaving the nature to the people hoping for tougher measures to preserve the remaining natural resources.

  • Does economic growth worth degrading the environment? 2019-07-03 19:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Does economic growth worth degrading the environment?

    TEHRAN – Although environmental consequences of economic growth bring about numerous reactions of economists and environmentalists, there is still doubt that environment protection rules and regulations hinder economic growth, or future development has dire consequences on the environment which does not worth it.

  • Tehran sets record high for wildfires within 2 months 2019-06-09 21:03

    Tehran sets record high for wildfires within 2 months

    TEHRAN – The highest number of wildfires occurred in the capital during the past two months, as some 15 wildfires were reported in southern part of the city, Jamshid Mohabbat Khani, head of the Department of Environment’s protection unit has stated.