Wednesday, August 21, 2019 07:28

Environmental issues

Environment NGO gets newly revived Environment Prize

The Sabz Chia Association, an environmental protection group in Marivan, has been awarded Iran’s National Environment Prize. » read more

Smugglers, shipwrecks threaten condition of Persian Gulf waters

Fuel smugglers are among the main polluters of Persian Gulf waters. According to Iran’s Department of Environmental Protection, smugglers release more than five million litres of fuel into Persian Gulf waters each year. » read more

Iran’s dust problem: potential causes and strategies

Iranian officials have expressed hope that residents of the country’s western provinces will have fewer problems with dust particles this year due to the heavy precipitation anticipated in Iraq. The observed environmental changes in Iran and neighbouring countries reduce the possibility of such optimism and appear to indicate that in the coming year and for at least a number of years to come, this unpleasant phenomenon will remain a part of people’s lives in many regions of Iran. » read more

Environmental official highlights biggest threat

The head of Iran’s Department of Environmental Protection, who has travelled to Japan to establish an environmental partnership between the two countries, says Iran’s biggest environmental challenge is the decline in water resources. » read more

Iranian School Curricula to Incorporate Environmental Awareness

Iranian Department of Environment Protection is developing a plan to incorporate environmental concepts in school curricula acros the country in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. » read more

MPs slam environment chief for halting work on road

Twenty-six Iranian MPs have issued a written warning to President Rohani to protest that the head of the Department of the Environment stopped construction of the proposed Shahrood- Aliabad Road. » read more

Environment Dept. wants authority to punish polluters

The head of Iran’s Department of the Environment announced plans to change regulations regarding air quality, saying that violating some of these rules should lead to prosecution under the criminal code. » read more

Swarming attack sends forest rangers to hospital

Two Iranian forest rangers were swarmed by a group of poachers in Golestan Province and were taken to hospital. » read more

Arts community rallies around environmental conference

Iranian filmmaker Manijeh Hekmat has announced that on Saturday January 25, there will be a conference on environmental issues with participation from grassroots organizations, the Department of the Environment and other government officials.

ILNA reports that the arts community initiated the meetings with a letter to Massoumeh Ebtekar, the head of the Department of the Environment.

Ebtekar has reportedly responded to the initiative and called for a resolution to be drafted at this meeting. » read more

Iran’s environment chief raises alarm about pollution, trends

The head of Iran’s Department of the Environment is expressing grave concern about rising greenhouse gas emissions, increasing temperatures and the decline in environmental indicators all across the country. » read more