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  • Pollution Darkens Tehran Pollution Darkens Tehran Skies
    The residents of Iranian capital breathed in more polluted air in March compared with the corresponding month of last year, data released by Tehran Air Quality Control Company show.  Charts...
  • Tehran Air Pollution Persists
    Air quality monitoring stations in the namesake capital city of Tehran Province show people continued to breathe more polluted air in February, compared with the same period of last year.  A close...
  • Environmental Project Launched in Kharg Island
    Iranian Offshore Oil Company, affiliated to the National Iranian Oil Company, has inaugurated an environmental project in Kharg Island off the Persian Gulf.  
  • Tehran Smog Recedes in January
    The hand of nature, rain and wind, has pushed away the suffocating blanket of smog that had covered Tehran, making air in January a tad cleaner compared to the previous month. Based on the data...
  • Two-Thirds of World Facing Climate Emergency: UN Survey
    Nearly two-thirds of 1.2 million people polled worldwide say humanity faces a climate emergency, according to a UN survey, the largest of its kind ever undertaken.
  • Air Pollution Choking Tehran
    Half of January has passed and air pollution charts continue to see “Red” on all days in Tehran, as the concentration of toxins hits worrying levels and officials drag their feet. Air Quality...
  • While Smog Suffocates Tehran Bureaucrats Play Blame Games
    With air pollution hovering above emergency levels in Tehran amid news of widespread low-quality mazut use in power stations, bureaucrats are scapegoating the public and waging blame games. Iran’s...
  • Heavy Smog Engulfs Tehran
    Tehran has been suffocating under a blanket of smog over the past several days, as urban managers faced the public ire over their inaction. In a meeting held on Friday, Abdolreza Cheraghali a...
  • Tehran Air Improves in November
    Air quality monitoring stations around the capital city show residents took an easier breath in November compared with the corresponding month of 2019. Based on data published by Tehran Air...
  • Air Quality in Tehran Did Not Improve Even for 1 Day in Oct.
    The Iranian capital’s residents inhaled more polluted air in October compared with the same period of last year, data from Tehran Municipality show. Charts regularly published by Tehran Air...
  • Main Tehran Air Pollution Culprit: 100,000 Dilapidated Passenger Cars
    There are over 100,000 dilapidated passenger cars in Tehran, spewing poison into air and endangering the citizens’ health, the head of Tehran Air Quality Control Company said. Hossein Shahidzadeh...
  • Tehran Ozone Pollution Dips
    With temperature falling from 40 degrees Celsius in late July to around 30 in early September, ozone pollution in the capital city of Tehran has also declined.  According to Tehran Air Quality...
  • Water Crisis and the People’s Missing Role
    Above-average rainfall in the last few years notwithstanding, water levels in underground tables have been falling due to overconsumption, a researcher at the Water Policy Research Institution said...
  • Tehran Ozone Pollution Worsens
    Air pollution monitoring stations of the capital city Tehran have recorded more days with ground-level ozone in July, posing a serious risk to citizens’ health and the environment. According to...
  • Tehran Ozone Alarm Goes Off
    With the onset of summer, air pollution control stations around the capital city of Tehran are recording more days with high-density ozone pollution, which have a harmful impact on citizens’ health...
  • Concerns Over Battle Against Air Pollution Losing Traction
    The new Iranian Parliament seemingly has no interest in working on government bills for controlling air pollution, an environmental expert says. Speaking with IRNA, Rouhollah Baqeri added that the...
  • Tehran Air Quality Improves
    The residents of Iranian capital inhaled less polluted air in June compared with the same period of last year, although ground ozone still persists among the buoyant particles in the air, Tehran...
  • Traffic Schemes Fail to Improve Tehran Air Quality
    The resumption of traffic schemes in the capital city of Tehran since June 6 has had close to zero effect on air pollution so far, an official with the Department of Environment said. Mohammad...
  • Environmental Project in Lorestan
    To help protect the environment, the evaporation lagoon and API oil-water separator of Sarkan/Malehkouh oil center in Lorestan Province was launched at the weekend, managing director of West Oil...
  • Water Flowing Into Lake Urmia
    With programs to revive Urmia Lake making their mark, over six billion cubic meters of water from dams flowed into the world famous lake and is increasing, the Energy Minister said Thursday at a...
  • Tehran Air Quality in May Healthy on Only One Day
    The Iranian capital’s residents inhaled more polluted air in May compared with the same period of last year, data from Tehran Municipality show. Charts published by Tehran Air Quality Control...
  • Tehran Ozone Pollution Returns
    With the early onset of hot days, ozone pollution is once again blanketing the skies of Tehran that has long been notorious for high levels of toxic emissions. According to the data published by...
  • Two Small Hydropower Plants Launched in Markazi Province
    Two small hydroelectric power plants in Markazi Province were launched Tuesday to improve network stability and expand production of clean energy. Both stations are located in Mahalat County. A 4....
  • Tehran Air Turns Unhealthier
    The Iranian capital’s residents inhaled less clean air in April compared with the same period of last year, data from Tehran Municipality show. Charts published by Tehran Air Quality Control...
  • Cloud Seeding Scheduled for Fall
    Cloud seeding programs are scheduled for the fall, head of the National Cloud Seeding Research Center of Iran said. Since the beginning of the Persian New Year (March 20), there has been more...

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