Environment

Iran environment news, Read the latest environment news on Iran, including news on wetlands, wildlife, pollution, urbanization and sea life.

  • Low Rainfall Deprives Lake  Urmia of Fair Water Share
    The annual water share of the troubled Lake Urmia is 3.4 billion cubic meters, but since the beginning of the current water year (started Sept. 23, 2021), it has received less than 600 million...
  • Tehran Air Quality Dismal
    Air quality was “good” for only four days in the past one year (February 2021-22), charts published by Tehran Air Quality Control Company’s website, Airnow.tehran.ir, show.  Also, 251 days turned...
  • Clean Air Still Elusive in Tehran
    Air quality monitoring stations around the capital city show residents took a heavier breath in November compared with October and the corresponding month of last year. Charts regularly published...
  • ICCIMA Scrutinizes National Business Environment in Q2
    Iran’s business environment remained unchanged in the second quarter of the current year (June 22-Sept. 22) compared to the previous quarter, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and...
  • Tehran Air Gets Cleaner in Oct.
    The Iranian capital’s residents inhaled less polluted air in October compared with the same period of last year, data from Tehran Municipality show. Charts regularly published by Tehran Air...
  • Wisdom of Cloud Seeding Questioned
    Cloud seeding initiatives, which are primarily aimed at increasing rainfall, can do very little to tackle the deepening water crisis in Iran, the head of Water Affairs Faculty at Shahid Chamran...
  • Tehran Ozone Pollution Wanes
    Air quality monitoring stations in the Tehran metropolis showed that its residents inhaled more clean air in September compared to a month ago, as ozone pollution waned.  According to Tehran Air...
  • Tehran Air Cleaner in August
    Air quality control stations in the capital city of Tehran have recorded better air quality in August compared to the year-ago month.  According to charts published by Tehran Air Quality Control...
  • Potable water consumption in Tehran has surpassed 500 million cubic meters since the beginning of the current fiscal year (March 2021-22) while precipitation has declined by at least 40% in the...
  • Ozone Pollution Blights Tehran
    With the beginning of the hot season, the concentration of ground level ozone is on the rise in Tehran, Tehran Municipality’s data show. According to charts published by Tehran Air Quality Control...
  • More Pleasant Air Quality Dominates Tehran in May
    The residents of Iranian capital inhaled less polluted air in May compared with the same period of last year, Tehran Air Quality Control Company’s data show. However, charts published by TAQCC...
  • Tehran Skies Get Duller in April as Pollution Worsens
    Citizens of Iran's capital Tehran inhaled more poisonous air in April than in the same month of the previous year, data released by Tehran Air Quality Control Company show. Charts published on...
  • 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...

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