sand and dust storms (SDSs)

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  • SDSs, drying wetlands increasing alarmingly 2021-09-13 17:17

    SDSs, drying wetlands increasing alarmingly

    TEHRAN – The occurrence of sand and dust storms (SDSs) phenomenon is increasing alarmingly across the country due to drying up wetlands, which is worrisome, head of deserts at the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization has stated.

  • 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.

  • خشکسالی 2021-03-12 16:56

    National document drafted for water management, environment protection

    TEHRAN – A national document for preserving water resources, managing drought, and soil erosion, and protecting the environment has been drafted by the vice president’s office for science and technology.

  • 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.

  • SDSs affect 43% of wetlands nationwide 2020-10-28 18:22

    SDSs affect 43% of wetlands nationwide

    TEHRAN –Wetlands across Iran measure about 3.4 million hectares in area, 1.4 million hectares of which, equivalent to 43 percent, have become sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots.

  • Tehran to host regional meeting on SDSs 2020-10-04 16:50

    Tehran to host regional meeting on SDSs

    TEHRAN – A meeting will be held in Tehran on Monday with representatives of neighboring countries in attendance to develop a plan for dealing with sand and dust storms (SDSs) in the region.

  • 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.

  • SDSs generated by Lake Urmia hotspots reduced by 90% 2020-08-19 21:30

    SDSs generated by Lake Urmia hotspots reduced by 90%

    TEHRAN – After the beginning of restoration measures, the sand and dust storms (SDSs) generated by Lake Urmia hotspots has been reduced by 90 percent, even has reached zero in some critical areas, head of the Lake Urmia Restoration Program has said.

  • $370m spent to counter SDSs in 3 years 2020-07-06 17:12

    $370m spent to counter SDSs in 3 years

    TEHRAN – Over the past three years, the government has spent about $370 million from the National Development Fund on fighting sand and dust storms (SDSs), Ali Mohammad Tahmasebi, head of the national working group for SDSs mitigation, said.

  • €100m proposed to mitigate SDSs 2019-12-15 19:55

    €100m proposed to mitigate SDSs

    TEHRAN – The national budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 20, 2020) has proposed €100 million from National Development Fund to tackle sand and dust storms (SDSs), IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • $20m earmarked to mitigate SDSs in Sistan-Baluchestan 2019-08-17 10:52

    $20m earmarked to mitigate SDSs in Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN - A total budget of 865 billion (nearly $20.5 million) has been allocated to counter sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, Ali Mohammad Tahmasebi, head of the national working group for SDSs mitigation, has said.

  • SDSs haunting southeastern Iran, dozens hospitalized 2019-08-10 19:23

    SDSs haunting southeastern Iran, dozens hospitalized

    TEHRAN – Severe sand and dust storms (SDSs) has left 127 patients hospitalized due to respiratory problems in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, head of provincial disaster mitigation and management organization has said.

  • 74,000 ha in Tehran prone to raise SDSs 2019-07-07 11:49

    74,000 ha in Tehran prone to raise SDSs

    TEHRAN – Some 74,000 hectares of southern and southwestern part of the capital are prone to give raise to sand and dust storms (SDSs), the provincial Department of Environment chief has stated.

  • Namak Lake not to generate SDSs this year: official 2019-05-05 20:53

    Namak Lake not to generate SDSs this year: official

    TEHRAN – Namak Lake, located in the central Qom province, will not be a hotspot for sand and dust storms (SDSs) for a year due to the recent rainfall which moisturized the soil, Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi, the director general of aquatic ecosystems at the Department of Environment 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.

  • Recent rainfall reduces SDSs in north central Iran 2019-04-14 22:53

    Recent rainfall reduces SDSs in north central Iran

    TEHRAN – Recent rainfall has greatly reduced the risk of sand and dust storms (SDSs) raising from major hotspots in north central province of Qom during summer, the provincial chief of department of environment has stated.

  • New SDSs hotspots result of mud flood in southwestern Iran 2019-04-10 11:48

    Mud left behind after flooding increases risks of SDSs in Khuzestan

    TEHRAN – Ali Moridi, head of soil and water office at the Department of Environment (DOE), warned that the recent flood hitting the southwestern province of Khuzestan carried huge sediment loads which could turn into new sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots after being dried.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tehraners breathe clean air during first month of autumn 2019-01-22 22:11

    ‘Startups can raise public awareness on air quality’

    TEHRAN – Startups can raise awareness of people about the importance of air quality, Reihaneh Vahidian, the assistant director of the Information Technology Organization of Iran, said.

  • SDSs hit 120 villages in southeastern Iran 2019-01-08 21:27

    SDSs hit 120 villages in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Intense sand and dust storms (SDSs) left 120 villages surrounded by sandy soil in Rigan county located in the southeastern province of Kerman, the region’s governor, Amin Baqeri, said on Monday.

  • ‘Regional cooperation, only way to tackle SDSs’ 2018-11-09 22:41

    ‘Regional cooperation, only way to tackle SDSs’

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) severely hitting the southern part of the country posing threat to human and environmental well-being, requires the cooperation of neighboring countries to be tackled, head of the international affairs at the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • SDSs shut down schools in southeastern Iran 2018-10-07 21:43

    SDSs shut down schools in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Huge sand and dust storms (SDSs) led to the closure of schools in Rigan, Kerman and Fahraj counties located in the southeastern province of Kerman, on Sunday.

  • Particulate matters (PM) concentration peaked at 12 times the safe levels in city of Zabol in the southeastern Sistan region on Tuesday morning. 2018-08-09 09:35

    Iran, Iraq, Syria to join hands against SDSs

    TEHRAN — A plan on combating sand and dust storms (SDS) is scheduled to be prepared in a collaborative initiative with three countries of Iran, Iraq and Syria under the auspices of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the current Iranian calendar year (ending on March 20, 2019), head of national working group on SDS has said.

  • Plan approved to fight SDSs in Tehran province 2018-08-05 08:42

    Plan approved to fight SDSs in Tehran province

    TEHRAN — A plan to tackle sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting Tehran province has been approved, said the provincial department of environment’s (DOE) deputy director for technical affairs.

  • Tehran’s DOE drafts plan to fight SDSs 2018-06-30 09:07

    Tehran’s DOE drafts plan to fight SDSs

    TEHRAN – A draft of the plan aimed to combat sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting Tehran province has been drawn up, the provincial department of environment’s (DOE) deputy director for monitoring pollutants has said.