Environment

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

  • Groundwater Reserves Depleting Rapidly in Zanjan
    Deep water wells in Zanjan Province are dragging the region into trouble of the kind that the region may soon be unable to supply enough water to farmers.    Due to years of declining...
  • Iran Foreign Ministry Offers to Help Address Climate Issues
    Iran’s Foreign Ministry is ready to offer diplomatic aid to help efforts aimed at controlling climate change and addressing its security, economic and social impacts, a top Iranian diplomat said. 
  • Can Water Markets Help?
    Managing limited resources of water has long been a challenge not only to water users but also policymakers in most countries. Iran is no exception. Geological studies in Iran show that shortages...
  • Tehran’s New Challenge: Land Subsidence
    The earth sinks in some plains in Tehran Province by about 0.5 to 1 millimeter every day, and conditions are more critical in Shahriar and Varamin counties in southwest and south Tehran, managing...
  • Iran Water Industry Counting the Cost of Sanctions
    Economic sanctions imposed by the US against Iran has hurt the water and wastewater industry, similar to many other sectors, participants in this year's International Water and Wastewater...
  • Tehranis Exposed to More Polluted Air in September
    The residents of Iranian capital breathed in more toxic particles in September, as air quality deteriorated slightly compared with the corresponding month of last year, data released by Tehran Air...
  • Almost Out of Water
    Research conducted by Yazd University for the Majlis Research Center shows that climate change will convert semi-arid regions in the central plateau to arid zones and water shortages in both areas...
  • Isfahan Tapping Into Greywater
    To reduce demand for fresh water in Isfahan Province, an agreement was signed by the provincial Water Company and the provincial Engineering Council to build infrastructure for greywater treatment...
  • Air Pollution Annually Costs Tehran Residents $2.6 Billion
    Air pollution annually costs Tehran residents $2.6 billion, an official with the Department of Environment says. According to Behzad Ashjaei, breathing toxic emissions costs people in Tehran $2.6...
  • Gasoline, Diesel Sulfur Content Alarming
    The results of a study conducted by Tehran Air Quality Control Company on gasoline and diesel quality shows both fuels sold in the capital in summer contained sulfur above acceptable standards.  
  • Iran: New Strategies Needed to Reduce Water Use
    Rewriting rules on how much water can or should be allowed to different sectors can help reduce use and underpin security for consumers and the environment in the coming decades, says the managing...
  • Iran: Call for National Ban on Polluting Cars
    The Interior Ministry has called for a national ban on dilapidated cars that contribute to the worsening air pollution in Iranian cities. The ministry has asked Iran Traffic Police to devise a...
  • Smog Recedes, Tehran Breathes
    After two months of high-density pollutants stifling Tehran, August offered some solace and its residents once again could breathe more easily. Data released by Tehran Air Quality Control Company...
  • Research Centers Collaborate to Turn Waste Gas Into Electricity
    Research projects to convert low-quality flared gas into electricity are producing the desired results, a senior consultant in the Energy Research Institute said Thursday. "Collaboration between...
  • Soaring Heat, Pollution Choke Tehran Residents
    After several months of breathing relatively clean air, Tehran’s residents experienced a harsh deterioration in air quality while temperature also rose in July.  Data released by Tehran Air...
  • Water Level Rising in Urmia Lake
    Around 2.46 billion cubic meters of water has been released from dams in West Azarbaijan Province into Lake Urmia since the beginning of the current water year (last September), managing director...
  • 28m People in Water-Stressed Regions
    Over 28 million people in Iran (about a third of the population) are living in water-stressed regions. Although this is still a large number causing serious concern, it has decreased by nearly 6.4...
  • Support for Greywater Harvesting
    So long as water is sold at the present low rates, building owners will see no need to install greywater treatment systems, director of the Consumption Management Office at the National Water and...
  • Ozone Pollution Suffocating Tehran
    The Iranian capital city of Tehran, which has long been notorious for high levels of toxic emissions, is recently breathing ground-level ozone—an uncommon type of air pollution. Scientific studies...
  • Pollutants Return to Haunt Tehran’s Skies
    After several consecutive months of air quality improvement, the skies of Tehran once again were tainted with pollution in June.  According to data released by Tehran Air Quality Control Company,...
  • Iran: No Water Rationing in Summer Nationwide
    There are no plans to announce restrictions on water use this summer, head of the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company said Wednesday. "The company has forecast water consumption to...
  • Renewables Helping Cut Carbon Emissions in Iran
    The gradual expansion of renewable energy since 2009 has allowed Iran to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 2.24 million tons. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is among the major...
  • Bad Ozone Reaching Critical Levels in Tehran
    Concentration of bad ozone as a known secondary air pollutant is gradually reaching critical levels in Tehran, director of Tehran's Air Quality Control Company was quoted as saying. "Bad ozone,...
  • Tehran Air Quality Improves Slightly in May
    The residents of Iranian capital had some relief as air quality improved slightly in May compared with the corresponding month of last year, data released by Tehran Air Quality Control Company show...
  • Safe Water for 800+ Towns in Gilan
    An estimated 151,000 households in 818 small towns and villages on the outskirts of urban and rural areas in  northern Gilan Province have been supplied with piped water since 2001, managing...

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