Monday , 6 July 2020

Environment

Three Environmental Activists Die Fighting Wildfires In Western Iran

RFL/RE — Three environmental activists have died in western Iran while trying to extinguish wildfires in a mountainous area close to the border. The three — Mokhtar Khandani, Yasin Karimi, and Balal Amini — died on June 28 in the Hawraman region in Kermanshah Province, Iranian media reported. Kaveh Madani | کاوه مدنی✔@KavehMadani شهیدان سبز #پاوه 1,0248:33 AM – Jun …

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Iranian hero Alborz Zare’ei dies fighting Zagros forest wildfire

PayvanNews – Alborz Zare’ei, a 38-year-old environmental enthusiast and climber, who was helping extinguish a wildfire in the southwestern part of the country, lost his life after 18 days of suffering from burn wound infection. Alborz Zare’ei On May 28, a wildfire broke out in several protected areas in the provinces of Khuzestan, Bushehr, Lorestan, Kohgiluyeh, and Boyer-Ahmad, including Khaeez …

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Iran Authorities Intimidate Journalists To Stop Reporting On Jailed Ecologist

Radiofarda – Conspicuous tweets by two environmental journalists in recent days reveal possible pressures on social media influencers to refrain from public criticism of unfair arrests and trails. The journalists abruptly changing their previous positions came out supporting the verdict against Morad Tahbaz, a jailed Iranian-American ecologist. This has given rise to concerns over pressure on journalists to drop reporting …

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Iran’s wildfires leave trail of destruction, lingering questions

Al-Monitor – Wildfires broke out in southwestern Iran during the last week of May and clawed their path up north and west, spreading across much of the Zagros Mountains and leaving behind a trail of irreparable destruction to the already endangered environment. The flames have died down, but there is a heated debate among Iranians about the wildfires. Were they a natural disaster or the …

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Too Many Recent Fires In Iran Raise Concern Of Deliberate Arson

Radiofarda – A series of mysterious blazes and wildfires in the past 45 days across Iran have puzzled the Islamic Republic authorities, citizens and observers alike. Local news outlets say a fire at the Saint Mary Church of Hamadan has been contained. The fire broke out on early Friday, June 12, a month after an ancient monument in the same …

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Some 1,000 earthquakes occurred in Iran in one month

PayvandNews – Seismological networks of the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Tehran, recorded more than 960 earthquakes across the country over the past month (April 20-May 20). Source: Iranian Seismological Center Nine earthquakes with a magnitude of more than 4 have been recorded in the country by the National Seismological Center, the largest of which occurred on May 2, …

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Photos: Aladaghlar (Rainbow) Mountains in Iran

PayvandNews- If you are looking for a natural place to be amazed, you should take a trip to Zanjan Province in Iran and see the colorful Aladaghlar Mountains. ”Ala” in Azeri Turkish language means colorful and ”Dag” means mountain. The Aladaglar rainbow mountains and hills are tucked into the northwest of Iran, 25 kilometers in the northeast of Tabriz between …

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A 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Western Iranian Province

Radiofarda – A strong earthquake measuring around 5.0 magnitude shook Iran’s western province of Ilam near the Iraqi border on Wednesday, thought there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The tremor happened at 12:46 local time at a depth of 11.4 km near Saleh Abad which is about 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) from province capital Ilam and …

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Regional initiative for locust infestation

PayvandNews – A trilateral plan among Iran, Pakistan and India is being formulated to address locust swarm infestations that devour crops and threaten the livelihood and sustenance in the region, already struggling with coronavirus pandemic. The desert locust is considered the most destructive migratory pest in the world and a single swarm covering one square kilometer can contain up to …

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Iran’s Government Criticized For Inaction Against Large Wildfires

Radiofarda – Wildfires have been raging across five Iranian provinces in the western and southern parts of the country for several days causing extensive damage to the environment and wildlife. The fire which initially ran across a part of the Zagros mountain range spanning from north to south in the Iranian plateau started from the forests in Kohkiloyeh and Boyer …

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