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  • 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...
  • Iran Rains Good for Zayandehroud Dam and River, But Not Enough
    Despite the good rainfall since the beginning of the current water year last September in some parts of Iran, Zayandehroud Dam is still 63% empty, the deputy for conservation and utilization at the...
  • UNIDO to Launch Biomedical Waste Treatment Project in Iran
    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is planning to launch a hospital waste treatment project in Iran, Iran’s permanent representative to Vienna-based International Organizations...
  • Tehran Air Quality Worsens
    Although a large number of people stayed home in self-quarantine as the novel coronavirus rampaged across Iran, official data show Tehran’s residents were exposed to more polluted air in March...
  • Precipitation Problems Persist in Iran
    Precipitation in Iran's six main catchment areas has decreased by 7% since the beginning of the current water year last September. According to a report by the Iran Water Resource Management...
  • Better Prospects for Flood Control
    Last water year (Sept 2018-August 2019) was wet compared to the past 17 dry years. The current year too is billed as wet, managing director of Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineering Company said....

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