environmental issues

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  • 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”.

  • Environmental projects worth $220m inaugurated 2021-07-26 18:38

    Environmental projects worth $220m inaugurated

    TEHRAN – Environmental projects worth 9.2 trillion rials (nearly $220 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) were inaugurated on Monday.

  • 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.

  • A poster for the 1st edition of the International Earth Film Festival. 2021-05-14 18:44

    International Earth Film Festival announces doc competition lineup

    TEHRAN – The International Earth Film Festival, a new Iranian film event that plans to promote environmental issues and sustainable development, announced the lineup for the documentary competition on Thursday.

  • A poster for the 1st edition of the International Earth Film Festival. 2021-05-08 18:33

    Iranian cultural centers launch green film festival  

    TEHRAN – Three Iranian cultural centers have teamed up to organize an international film festival to promote environmental issues and sustainable development.

  • Persian Gulf National Day 2021-04-28 16:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Persian Gulf National Day: Let’s protect precious marine environment

    TEHRAN – The Persian Gulf is a valuable water body in terms of ecosystem and biodiversity, but has been affected severely due to different depleting factors. So, let’s mind its protection on April 30, Persian Gulf National Day.

  • 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.

  • Electronic protection comes to Golestan National Park  2020-12-02 22:34

    Electronic protection comes to Golestan National Park

    TEHRAN – Golestan, the oldest national park in Iran, is struggling with environmental issues such as wildfire, so the Department of Environment (DOE) with the help of the Ministry of Communications, is trying to promote electronic protection through technological advances.

  • Water transfer projects: beneficial or detrimental to environment? 2020-11-07 18:33

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Water transfer projects: beneficial or detrimental to environment?

    TEHRAN – Iran inaugurated the first phase of a major water desalination and transfer project on Thursday aiming at alleviating and even meeting the urgent need of central arid areas for water, however, is it really beneficial, or is going to incur irreparable losses to the environment?

  • 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.

  • National contest to be held on environmental projects 2020-09-25 18:29

    National contest to be held on environmental projects

    TEHRAN – A national competition will be held on October 1, for students and graduates of engineering and medicine to test their ability to implement a team project.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Environmental education to be included in pre-primary schools 2019-09-14 19:54

    Environmental education to be included in pre-primary schools

    TEHRAN – Environmental education will be included in the country’s pre-primary schools’ curriculum in the new school year (beginning September 23) to prepare children for environment protection.

  • Iran, France discuss enhanced environmental co-op 2019-07-10 11:04

    Iran, France discuss enhanced environmental co-op

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) chief, Issa Kalantari, and France’s ambassador to Iran, Philippe Thiebaud, discussed increased cooperation on environmental issues during a meeting held in Tehran on Monday.

  • 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.

  • Dam constriction on Anzali wetland; threats and advantages 2019-05-18 21:44

    Dam constriction on Anzali wetland; threats and advantages

    TEHRAN – With the construction project of Lasak dam on Anzali wetland getting underway many are now voicing concerns or counting advantages of building the dam on the precious ecosystem.

  • Iran, Norway to enhance co-op in environmental issues 2019-05-14 22:02

    Iran, Norway to enhance co-op in environmental issues

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) chief, Issa Kalantari, and Norway’s ambassador to Iran, Lars Nordum, discussed increased cooperation on environmental issues during a meeting held on Monday.

  • ‘Flood devastation worsened by improper infrastructure planning, environmental degradation’ 2019-04-07 12:54

    ‘Flood devastation worsened by environmental degradation, improper planning’

    TEHRAN – Ignoring technical issues in developing infrastructure of the water basin along with excessive soil erosion are what made the recent floods extremely devastating, director for wetland ecosystem office at the Department of Environment has said.

  • Iran seeking Chinese expertise for fighting SDSs 2019-02-19 22:24

    Iran seeking Chinese expertise for fighting SDSs

    TEHRAN – Iran is going to use China’s expertise on tackling sand and dust storms (SDSs) and take steps to halt the external SDS hotspots affecting southeastern and southwestern parts of the country, head of the national working group on SDSs has said.

  • ‘Satellite data efficient to contain environmental issues’ 2019-02-12 21:48

    ‘Satellite data efficient to contain environmental issues’

    TEHRAN – Satellite images and acquisition of various satellite data makes many solutions available to reduce or even prevent environmental issues, while requires a timely utilization, head of Aerospace Research Institute (ARI), affiliated to the Ministry of Science, has said.

  • Tehran to host International Environment Exhibition 2019-01-23 22:15

    Tehran to host International Environment Exhibition

    TEHRAN – The 18th International Environment Exhibition will take place at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground on February 21-24.