sand and dust storm

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  • Regional diplomacy for a better environment 2022-07-12 16:59

    Regional diplomacy for a better environment

    TEHRAN – Tehran played host to a conference of ministers and officials from 11 countries, aiming to boost cooperation for resolving extant environmental problems, especially sand and dust storms.

  • Amir Abdollahian-Iraq Interior Minister 2022-06-08 21:24

    Iran, Iraq vow to strengthen bilateral ties

    TEHRAN- Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian and Iraqi Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanmi, who met in Tehran on Tuesday, called for improving bilateral relations.

  • 43% of wetlands to become dust-rising hotspots 2022-06-01 18:48

    43% of wetlands to become dust-rising hotspots

    TEHRAN – Some 43 percent of the country’s wetlands have the potential to become a source of sand and dust storms (SDSs), Sedigheh Moddares, an official with the Department of Environment (DOE) has stated.

  • Raisi phone call 2022-05-30 22:24

    Iranian president lauds Iraqi parliament that criminalizes normalization with Israel

    TEHRAN — Speaking in a phone call that was initiated by the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Sunday evening, Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi expressed satisfaction with the progress of the Iraqi people’s move and the interaction of political groups and currents to form a new government.

  • گرد و غبار در استان های کشورمان 2022-05-25 09:59

    Iran seeks to fix dust crisis despite Turkish negligence

    TEHRAN — As Iran struggles with heavy dust and sand storms in various cities, there seems to be an urgent need for the West Asian countries to cooperate with Tehran to overcome environmental challenges.

  • SDSs mitigation requires enhanced diplomacy 2022-04-12 16:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    SDSs mitigation requires enhanced diplomacy

    TEHRAN – Controlling sand and dust storms (SDSs) requires strengthening diplomacy, and it will never be eradicated unless international institutions reach a consensus.

  • Dust storm from Iraq, Syria and Jordan hits western Iran 2022-03-05 17:05

    Dust storm from Iraq, Syria and Jordan hits western Iran

    TEHRAN – A dense mass of sand and dust storms entered western Ilam province from the deserts of Iraq, Syria, and Jordan on Friday morning.

  • 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.