Wednesday , 23 September 2020

Environment

Water donation campaign to help ease drought in four provinces of Iran

PayvandNews – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will launch a campaign for the third time to solicit public donations to ease water stress in four provinces of the country. The long-standing 20-year-old drought in the region is forcing many to have to provide their water from tank trucks delivering water to the areas. The campaign has three main aspects, …

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Over 20 Asiatic cheetahs sighted in north-central Iran

PayvandNews – Twenty-one Asiatic cheetahs have been observed in the north-central province of Semnan since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), Amir Abdous, head of the provincial department of environment (DOE), has announced.  Emphasizing that the plan to preserve the cheetahs in Iran is to protect it in its natural habitat, he said that the success …

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Iran Official Denies Reports Of Illegal Soil Harvesting In UNESCO Heritage Site

Radiofarda – An Iranian Forestry Organization official denied on Wednesday that the harvesting and smuggling of soil in Iran’s UNESC World Heritage-designated Hyrcanian forests has reached a threatening level. Abbasali Nobakht, the Forestry Deputy of the Iranian Forestry Organization, admitted he could not deny that there was soil stealing in the Caspian Sea-adjacent forest region, claiming that “some people may …

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Darak, where desert meets sea, added to Iran’s National Heritage list

PayvandNews – The coastal village of Darak in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan has recently been inscribed on the National Heritage list, CHTN reported. Located between the two important port cities of Chabahar and Bandar Abbas, Darak is one of the few places in the world where the sea and the desert meet. Darak or Darag in the local language means settling …

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Province In Western Iran Struck By 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake

RFL/RE – Reports from Iranian state television say a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the province of Kermanshah in western Iran on August 9.The reports say the earthquake was centered in the county of Gilan-e Gharb in the Kermanshah Province.There were no immediate details about casualties or damage caused by the earthquake. Based on reporting by Reuters and Iranian state television

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First Person: Turning ‘apathetic people into climate activists’; a young person’s view

news.un.org – An 18-year-old environmental campaigner from the United States has told UN News how she wants to “turn apathetic people into climate activists”. Sophia Kianni, whose family originally comes from Iran, is one of seven young people from across the world who have been selected to participate in the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. The group …

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Iran Reverses Decision to Give Public Lands To Religious Endowment Following Uproar

Radiofarda – Public uproar over news that vast lands around Damavand Mountain, a national symbol was handed over to a religious endowment has forced the state to reverse its decision and return the land to government ownership. Hamshahri newspaper in Tehran reported on Sunday, July 26, that an official title deed had been issued to Iran’s Endowment and Charity Organization …

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The forest fires in Iran that won’t stop burning

atlanticcouncil.org – Iran has been ravaged by hundreds of brush and wildfires spreading across thousands of acres since May 22. The phenomenon is not entirely new but, the number of fires have increased by 2.5 percent compared to last year at this time. The fires have raised questions and concerns as to whether they were caused by accident or arson. The Arasbaran forest in northwestern …

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The Untold Story of Iran’s Water Crisis

phmuseum.com – With her project, photojournalist Solmaz Daryani underlines the harsh effects of climate change on the landscape, people and their economy in the south-east region of Iran. Iran is suffering from a socio-economic drought, where water demand exceeds the natural water supply. My country is facing a severe and protracted water crisis, and desertification as lakes and rivers once-fertile …

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Mount Damavand Day: The iconic mountain is grappling with environmental issues

PayvandNews – Mount Damavand, the highest peak in Iran, is located northeastern Tehran, but today, it is facing many environmental problems and challenges. Environmental enthusiasts believe that with the inclusion of Damavand National Day in the official calendar of the country, more attention should be paid to this unique natural phenomenon, while unfortunately no action has been taken so far. …

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