environment

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  • 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.

  • Iran observes national environment week 2019-06-09 20:53

    Iran observes national environment week

    TEHRAN – The national environment week is being observed in the country from June 9-15, a few days after World Environment Day held annually on June 5, Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Action plans to tackle sand and dust storms to be completed by yearend 2019-06-07 20:28

    Action plans to tackle sand and dust storms to be completed by yearend

    TEHRAN — There are some 20 million hectares of sand and dust storm hotspots in the country and some are in a critical condition, so the action plans to fight the storms will be completed by the yearend (March 19, 2020), deputy environment chief Masoud Tajrishi has said.

  • Wildfire in forests in Marivan, western province of Kordestan, in August 2015 2019-05-04 08:28

    Iran’s DOE to launch rapid response programs in fire-prone areas

    TEHRAN — With the onset of the warm season Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has ordered initiating rapid response programs in fire-prone areas across the country.

  • 25% of waste produced in Iran recyclable: environment official 2019-04-26 23:36

    25% of waste produced in Iran recyclable: environment official

    TEHRAN — Approximately 25% of the waste generated in Iran is recyclable, director general of Tehran province department of environment has said.

  • Iran, Turkey to boost co-op in environmental issues, waste management 2019-04-26 10:36

    Iran, Turkey to boost co-op in environmental issues, waste management

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) chief, Issa Kalantari, and Turkey’s Deputy Minister of the Environment and Urban Development, Fatma Varank, discussed increased cooperation on environmental issues and waste management during a meeting held on Wednesday.

  • UK protest 2019-04-23 21:40

    Iran’s Human Rights Council slams UK crackdown on climate protesters

    The top Iranian government watchdog on human rights has issued a statement condemning Britain’s ongoing crackdown on people protesting against its environment policies.

  • Leader plants trees on national tree planting day 2019-03-06 21:52

    Leader plants trees on national tree planting day

    TEHRAN — Concurrent with National Tree Planting Day, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei planted two fruit tree saplings on Wednesday.

  • Land subsidence threatening the capital 2019-03-05 11:57

    By Mina Izadi

    Land subsidence threatening the capital

    TEHRAN - Sinkholes and fissures opening up the earth are gradually encircling Iran's capital city, threatening local infrastructure and people's homes.

  • ‘Environmental education must be acquired at earlier ages’ 2019-01-23 09:59

    ‘Environmental education must be acquired at earlier ages’

    TEHRAN – Environmental education has been included in the country’s school curriculum to prepare students for natural resources and environment protection, while it needs to be more efficient and acquired at earlier ages to make favorable cognitive and behavioral changes in the students, Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

  • Majlis to assess Department of Environment performance  2019-01-22 22:13

    Majlis to assess Department of Environment performance 

    TEHRAN—The agriculture committee of Majlis (Iranian parliament) will assess performance of the Department of Environment (DOE) since 2013, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday. 

  • Plan to combat SDSs in Tehran submitted to DOE  2019-01-22 20:11

    Plan to combat SDSs in Tehran submitted to DOE 

    TEHRAN— The plan to combat sand and dust storms (SDSs) in the province of Tehran is submitted the Department of Environment (DOE), an official with the provincial department of environment has said. 

  • Be on the horns of a dilemma: Water transfer from Caspian Sea to central Iran  2019-01-11 21:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou  

    Be on the horns of a dilemma: Water transfer from Caspian Sea to central Iran 

    TEHRAN— Water transfer from Caspian Sea in northern Iran to the central province of Semnan has been a controversial scheme which has put many on the horns of the dilemma.

  • water 2018-12-17 21:18

    Women play major role in water, environmental planning

    TEHRAN – Women play a great role in planning to address water and environmental problems, Molood Shiva, advisor to the energy minister for women’s and family affairs said here on Saturday.

  • Need for insect pollinator conservation to secure future of global agriculture forestry, apiculture industries, food security 2018-12-15 21:56

    By S. K. Basu and P. Zandi

    Need for insect pollinator conservation to secure future of global agriculture forestry, apiculture industries, food security

    Insect pollinators (honeybees, native bees, moths and butterflies, some species of beetles and flies) helping in the natural (biological cross pollination of crops around the globe are showing an alarming sign of population decline.

  • International Mountain Day: Mountains are vital for our lives 2018-12-11 21:45

    International Mountain Day: Mountains are vital for our lives

    TEHRAN — Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. However, according to the United Nations, mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, both for mountain communities and the rest of the world.

  • Green taxes not used for environmental development 2018-12-05 10:20

    Green taxes not used for environmental development’

    TEHRAN – While the Municipality of Tehran receives green taxes paid by pollutant industries, the money is not used for developing the environment or improving the industries, Ali Moridi, head of department of environment’s (DOE) soil and water office has said.

  • Siberian crane ‘Omid’ returns to Iran, brings hope  2018-12-01 21:49

    Siberian crane ‘Omid’ returns to Iran, brings hope 

    TEHRAN — While there were growing speculations among environmental lovers as to whether the Siberian crane ‘Omid’ will wing his way back to Iran or not, the crane returned to spend the winter in Fereydunkenar, northern province of Mazandaran, once again 10 days ago. 

  • ‘Only 15% of Tehran’s construction, demolition waste recycled’ 2018-11-20 22:07

    ‘Only 15% of Tehran’s construction, demolition waste recycled’

    TEHRAN – While some 50,000 tons of construction and demolition waste is produced in Tehran daily, only 10 to 15 percent of which are recycled and the rest is dumped or disposed, Mohammad Hossein Bazgir, head of Tehran’s department of environment (DOE) has said.

  • Meeting on regional co-op for building resilience to disasters opens in Tehran 2018-11-05 19:52

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Meeting on regional co-op for building resilience to disasters opens in Tehran

    TEHRAN — An Expert Consultation Meeting on Regional Cooperation for Building Resilience to Slow-Onset Disasters, Including Sand and Dust Storms and Information Management for Cross-Border Disaster in Asia and the Pacific opened in Tehran on Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Datis Holding 2018-09-16 16:14

    Datis Holding's environmental recall

    TEHRAN- Modern human is involving with important issues of air pollution, melting of glaciers and global warming. Solving such a phenomenon requires attention of a large number of people and also economic activists.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A view of Lake Urmia / Photo by Hossein Mahmoudi, Lake Urmia restoration program website 2018-08-01 18:41

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    No water transfer to Lake Urmia: DOE chief

    TEHRAN — Talking about Lake Urmia, a body of water shared between East and West Azarbaijan provinces in northwestern Iran, chief of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) put emphasis on the fact that no water transfer scheme is underway for restoration of the lake.

  • Sand and dust storm in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, hit the city in late January. 2018-07-05 12:12

    MP proposes water, environment, natural resources ministry

    TEHRAN — MP Abbas Papizadeh has proposed creation of a new ministry for water, environment, and natural resources aiming to supervise the current trend of environmental predicaments the country is facing.

  • 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.

  • Alisadr Cave, a famous karst aquifer 2018-04-26 13:16

    Iran in pursuit of karst water resources

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities are going to study some regions across the country which have high potentials for having karst aquifers and determine the possibility of exploiting such groundwater resources.