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$240m earmarked to reduce pollution, natural resources degradation

Some 10 trillion rials (nearly $240 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been allocated in order to reduce pollution and prevent the destruction of natural resources in Iran.

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COVID-19 increases PM concentration in Tehran by 20%: study

The results of a study by Iranian researchers shows that the concentration of particulate matter (PM2.5) as the most important pollutant in Tehran air during the coronavirus outbreak has increased by about 20 percent compared to the same period last year.

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Air pollution sends 2,400 people to hospitals in Iran

The spokesman of Iran’s Emergency Services Organization said December 23 that in the past 24 hours 2,426 people visited hospital emergency rooms.
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Provincial DOE cracking down on polluting industrial units

The department of environment of Semnan province is cracking down on polluting industries as 2 units in the province have been identified for failing to control their pollutant emissions, provincial DOE chief has announced.

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Tehran Municipality installs RVMs to contain plastic pollution

Tehran Municipality has installed 50 reverse vending machines across the capital to encourage the citizens to contain plastic pollution and promote waste segregation at source.

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‘Vehicle inspection curbs air pollution up to 25%’

Vehicle inspection can contribute to air pollution mitigation by 15 to 25 percent, a Tehran City Council member says.

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Tehran sees longest streak of clean air in a decade

Tehran has just experienced its longest streak of clear air for the past decade, acting director of Tehran Air Quality Control Company has said.

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'Like LA with minarets': how concrete and cars came to rule Tehran

Tehran is a city on the brink. With some of the world's highest levels of congestion, air pollution, water shortages, land subsidence and eye-watering costs of living, headscarves should be the least of the authorities' worries.

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Iran finally let her see her husband. He was dead.

The authorities say Kavous Seyed Emami, a prominent environmentalist, committed suicide in prison. His wife and sons doubt that, and are demanding answers.

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He fought for Iran’s environment and was arrested. Now, he’s dead

Authorities say a well-known Iranian-Canadian professor killed himself in a Tehran prison, after he and other environmentalists are arrested. His family is demanding answers.
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Iranians prayed for rain, but were covered in snow

A full-blown water crisis is drying out Iran, much to the concern of officials who fear protests and strife if conditions do not improve.

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Iranians prayed for rain, but were covered in snow

The country has been gripped by a terrible drought, so a blizzard brought joy — although the relief was most likely only temporary.
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