sand and dust storm

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  • Borderless collaboration for a borderless disaster 2021-08-07 19:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Borderless collaboration for a borderless disaster

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) are blowing thousands of kilometers in and out of the national borders of 150 countries these days, and their statelessness necessitates negotiations for political intervention between several countries.

  • گرد و غبار 2021-06-02 21:48

    Some €450m allocated to tackle SDSs in 3 years

    TEHRAN – A total budget of €450 million has been earmarked to contain sand and dust storms (SDSs) nationwide over the past three years, deputy head of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the human environment has stated.

  • Dam building in Afghanistan threatens Hamoun Wetlands in Iran 2021-03-03 17:02

    Dam building in Afghanistan threatens Hamoun Wetlands in Iran

    TEHRAN – Construction of Kamal Khan Dam in Afghanistan has caused Hamoun Wetlands to dry up and generate sand and dust hotspots, Masoud Tajrishi, deputy head of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the human environment, has said.

  • 10-year plan being developed to counter SDS hotspots 2021-02-05 17:34

    10-year plan being developed to counter SDS hotspots

    TEHRAN – A 10-year national plan is being prepared to deal with internal sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots, in which the task of all related bodies is specified, Ali Mohammad Tahmasebi, head of the national working group for SDS mitigation, has said.

  • Reforestation projects implemented in Khuzestan 2021-01-29 17:20

    Reforestation projects implemented in Khuzestan

    TEHRAN – Two reforestation projects on tree plantation and surface water management were put into operation in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on Thursday, IRNA reported.

  • FAO, FRWO sign MOU to counter SDSs 2020-09-14 18:25

    FAO, FRWO sign MOU to counter SDSs

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) of Iran inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sunday to eradicate sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots in the country.

  • 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.

  • Particulate matters 20 times above safe levels in southeastern Iran 2019-04-24 22:52

    Particulate matters 20 times above safe levels in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Severe particulate matter (PM) pollution reached its highest points exceeding the standard levels by 20 times in Zabol county located in Sistan-Baluchestan province, southeastern part of the country, the provincial meteorological organization chief has announced.

  • 67 villages hit hard by sand and dust storms 2019-03-09 23:20

    67 villages hit hard by sand and dust storms

    TEHRAN — Some 67 villages in Rigan, the southeastern province of Kerman, are severely hit by sand and dust storms causing a great deal of discomfort for the residents, Rigan governor has said.

  • SDSs haunting 35,000 sq. km of country’s land area: GSI 2019-03-08 20:44

    SDSs haunting 35,000 sq. km of country’s land area: GSI

    TEHRAN — Approximately 35,000 square kilometers of the country’s land area in various regions are being haunted by sand and dust storms (SDSs), director of Geological Survey and Mineral Explorations of Iran (GSI) has said.

  • Water flow in Hour al-Azim wetland contains SDSs: official 2019-02-20 10:42

    Water flow in Hour al-Azim wetland contains SDSs: official

    TEHRAN – Hour al-Azim wetland being filled with water after recent above normal rainfalls and receiving amounts of its water right, has contained sand and dust storms (SDSs) haunting the southwestern Khuzestan province, director for wetlands ecosystem office of the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Plans on agenda to address sand and dust storms in 4 provinces  2019-02-15 21:28

    Plans on agenda to address sand and dust storms in 4 provinces 

    TEHRAN — Studies to combat sand and dust storms are almost completed and next year (starting on March 21) plans will be implemented in four provinces of Khuzestan, Sistan-Baluchestan, Kerman and Hormozgan, director of the national headquarters for combatting sand and dust storms has said.

  • SDSs mitigation plan to take effect next year 2019-02-05 21:16

    SDSs mitigation plan to take effect next year

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storm (SDS) mitigation plan will be implemented in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan as of the next Iranian calendar year (beginning March 21), Department of Environment (DOE) chief has announced.

  • 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. 

  • Sand, dust storms hit Khuzestan, PM at 22 times above safe levels 2019-01-18 23:11

    Sand, dust storms hit Khuzestan, PM at 22 times above safe levels

    TEHRAN — Southwestern province of Khuzestan was hit by sand and dust storms on Thursday where particulate matters (PM) concentration peaked at 22 times the safe levels, IRNA news agency reported. 

  • ریزگرد کرمان 2019-01-04 21:43

    Iranian researchers invent nano-mulch to cope with dust storms

    TEHRAN – Researchers at the School of Marine Science and Ocean of Khorramshahr, southwestern Iran, have invented nano-mulch to deal with dust storms.

  • Annual dusty days up day-and-a-half in Khuzestan over 3 decades  2018-12-19 20:13

    Annual dusty days up day-and-a-half in Khuzestan over 3 decades 

    TEHRAN — The number of dusty days in southern province of Khuzestan have increased by day-and-a-half over a 30-year period per annum on average, the provincial meteorological organization director has said.

  • SDSs shut down offices, schools in southeastern Iran 2018-11-04 03:00

    SDSs shut down offices, schools in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Severe sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, has led to the closure of offices and schools in five cities on Saturday, head of Sistan-Baluchestan disaster mitigation and management organization has announced.