Tuesday , 17 May 2022

Environment

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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Local Officials In Iran Unable To Stop Wildfires, Call For Help

Radiofarda – A day after a wildfire broke out in the Khaeiz protected area in southwest Iran, local officials declared “emergency crisis alert” on Friday, May 29 and asked for much needed help, having little equipment to confront the fires. The deputy governor has called on the “National Crisis Management” to step in to contain the blaze in the province …

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Khamenei Representative Apologizes To Young Protester Shot By Plastic Bullets

Radiofarda – Iranian news agencies on Monday reported that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s representative in Khuzestan has visited the families of those injured with plastic bullets on May 23 during protests for lack of drinking water. In a video published by Fars News Agency, Seyed Abdolnabi Mousavifard, Khamenei’s representative in the oil-rich province, is seen at the home of a …

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Protests For Lack Of Drinking Water Turns Into Hot Discussion Among Iranians

Radiofarda – A clash between protesters demanding drinking water and security forces in southwestern Iran has turned into the hottest issue on Iranian social media. On Saturday May 23, security forces fired tear gas and “plastic bullets” into a crowd of residents in Gheizaniyeh in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province who were protesting lack of drinking water. According to the web …

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Security Forces Fire at People Protesting Lack Of Water in Southwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Security forces attacked and fired tear gas and rubber bullets into locals who were protesting the lack of drinking water in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province.According to local reports, running water in Gheizaniyeh district has been cut off by local officials in the past few days. The residents of Gheizaniyeh rural district in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan …

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Caspian Sea water level sinks to lowest in 25 years

PayvandNews – The Caspian Sea water level has reached its lowest level since 1995, mainly because of a recent drop in the water level of the Volga River, which supplies most of the sea’s water, by about 22 percent. In 2019, the average water level stood at -27.18 meters, showing 13 centimeters decrease compared to the year before, ISNA reported.  Caspian Sea …

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A Second Wave Of Locust Invasion Hits Iran Hard

Radiofarda – Iran’s Crop Protection Agency says currently seven provinces are hit by a large invasion of desert locust. Local officials in the badly affected areas call the natural disaster unprecedented. Speaking to the state-run Iran Labor News Agency (ILNA), the spokesman of the agency, Reza Mir, disclosed that the provinces of Bushehr, Fars, Hormozgan, Kerman, Khuzestan, and Sistan&Baluchestan have …

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