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Water shortages a problem in cities across Iran

The Head of Iran's Department of Environment has issued a warning about the water resources for 14 cities across the country, adding that current conditions are also raising serious concerns about the water supply for the Capital. » read more

Iran asks UN for help with increasingly arid climate

The head of Iran’s Department of the Environment says forecasts indicate that dry weather and a lack of precipitation in Iran will increase elevenfold by 2050. » read more

Release of untreated sewage called a "catastrophe"

The head of Iran’s Department of the Environment has announced serious concern over the release of untreated city and town sewage into rivers in some parts of the country, referring to it as an environmental catastrophe. » read more

Environment Dept. says dangerous gasoline eliminated

Iran’s Head of Department of the Environment has announced that gasoline produced by petrochemical plants have been completely banned across the country. » read more

Clean gasoline called cause of better air quality

The head of Iran’s Department of the Environment, Massoumeh Ebtekar, says the distribution of clean gasoline has resolved the critical air pollution problems in four of the country’s large cities. » read more

Officials intensify hunting ban enforcement

Iran’s Department of the Environment has announced that due to the critical state of endangered wildlife in Iran, the ban on hunting is now being very strictly enforced. » read more

Environment chief stresses urgent need for sustainability

Iran's top environmental official says the country follows the worst possible model for consuming water and energy. IRNA reports that Massoumeh Ebtekar said on his trip to Kurdistan: “Our models for the exploitation of natural resources have been wrong all these years. We must base all our plans on capacity and sustainability.” » 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

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

Poacher arrested after attack on forest rangers

Massoumeh Ebtekar, the head of Iran’s Department of the Environment, has announced that one of the poachers who attacked two forest rangers with knives and an axe has been arrested and the others are being pursued. » read more