Tuesday , 28 June 2022

Environment

Water protests spread in Iran

Al-Monitor – Just days after thousands of Iranians took to the streets in Isfahan to protest water policies and the government’s inability to address the water shortages, Iranians in an adjacent province took the streets over the same cause. For back-to-back days, hundreds of residents of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province gathered in the provincial capital Khahrekord to protest water scarcity. …

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Thousands of Iranians protest water scarcity in Isfahan

Al-Monitor – Thousands of Iranians gathered in the central city of Isfahan on Friday to demand the government address the drying up of the region’s most important river, state TV reported. In videos posted to social media, demonstrators are seen making their way through a dry riverbed on their way to the centuries-old Khaju Bridge over the Zayandeh Rood River. …

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State TV: 2 Quakes Strike in Southern Iran, Killing at Least One

VOA – Two strong earthquakes struck southern Iran near the port of Bandar Abbas on Sunday, prompting residents to flee their homes and killing at least one person, state TV reported. The quakes measured 6.3 and 6.4 magnitude, jolting the province of Hormozgan, state TV said, and the tremors were felt across the gulf in Dubai. “One person died after …

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‘Water Jihad Council’ Launched as 25,000 Villages Go Without Drinking Water

Iranwire – Tens of thousands of rural villages across Iran don’t have adequate drinking water, the Minister of Energy has revealed. Announcing the creation of a “Water Jihad Council” on November 2, Ali Akbar Mehrabian said as many as 25,000 villages were suffering a water crisis. “We have 650 large sewage and water supply projects in the country that are under-funded,” he explained. Water shortages have prompted …

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Plight of Iranian environmentalists raised at Glasgow summit

Al-Monitor – As world leaders convened in the Scottish city of Glasgow to discuss challenges and solutions on climate change, an Iranian rights group attempted to draw their attention to the hardships endured by environmentalists under the Islamic Republic establishment. In a public letter to the summit participants, the group detailed how Iranian environmentalists are being “killed, detained and tortured” by the …

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Biden Set For G20 Summit, Meetings With Allies On Iran Nuclear Program

RFL/RE – U.S. President Joe Biden has arrived in Europe on October 29 with a full itinerary, including the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) industrialized nations in Rome, talks with allies on the Iran nuclear program, and a planned session with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Biden is also due to attend the COP26 world climate conference in …

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Repulsive: John Kerry Accepts China’s Genocide to Get Climate Deal

gatestoneinstitute.org – The Beijing regime has, over the course of decades, attacked fundamental U.S. interests by, among other things, inciting violence on American streets, deliberately spreading COVID-19 beyond China’s borders to America and the rest of the world, exporting fentanyl to the U.S. despite agreements to the contrary, stealing U.S. technology and other intellectual property, rejecting the principle of freedom …

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Two Fishermen Killed by Liquid Waste in Khuzestan Wetlands

Iranwire – On September 19, 2021, the Iranian state-owned IRNA News Agency reported the death of a fisherman in the Hor al-Azim wetlands, Khuzestan province. According to IRNA, the man was killed in an explosion after a leak in the gas transmission pipe of a nearby petrochemical facility. Two other local fishermen, the report said, were hospitalized with serious injuries. …

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In Gilan, a Waterless Wetland Burns

Iranwire – This time, it was the rain that would take the most credit for extinguishing the fires consuming vast stretches of Iran’s Anzali wetland. This 20,000-hectare haven for wildlife is situated next to the Caspian Sea in the northern province of Gilan. The blaze broke out on  Monday, August 30 and raged until September 3, when it was finally …

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Lake Urmia’s Volume 40 Percent Down on Last Year

Iranwire – The water volume of Iran’s under-threat Lake Urmia has shrunk by 40 percent year on year, a senior local official told IRNA news agency. Hojat Jabbari, technical deputy director of the Department of Environment for West Azerbaijan province, told reporters that the water level across Lake Urmia had also dropped by 100 centimeters compared to this time last …

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