Iran bans dog walking

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It seems like there are more dog parks than people parks in some areas of Tel Aviv, but if you live in Iran, watch out. Time for Iran to make a pet friendly park. In some Middle Eastern cities, the governments embrace dog walking, dog loving and dog everything. Taking your dog out for a spin might land you in jail. The country’s totalitarian regime has banned another human pleasure owning one of man’s best friends.

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Iran is headed our way!

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Iran’s devastated Lake Urmia wins recognition

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Like Israel and Jordan’s Dead Sea, Iran has it’s own inland salty lake called Lake Urmia. One trusted source I have in Iran says this is the country’s top 2 environmental “problem” to solve. Yazdani won the prize for capturing The Salt Lake Urmia in Iran. Iran Lacks Water Planning. Iran and Qatar Align to Help the Environment. Travel Climate Change Iran Lake Urmia

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Why War with Iran Would Go Global.

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If Americans wish to invade Iran, they should be prepared to fight a much larger, more unified, and wealthier population than that of Iraq in 2003. Iran’s per capita. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today iran Iraq war nuclear proliferation war

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Iran’s capital city being swallowed by sinkholes

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Thanks to drought and over-pumping underground water reserves in the western region of Tehran, Iran’s capital city, fissures also known as sinkholes are opening up, causing Iran’s major city and capital city to sink. International sanctions against Iran have hurt it. Iran has sought to produce enough food locally to feed all of its people but in term has caused permanent damage to its local geography.

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Dog Shelter in Iran Helps Unwanted Strays

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Iran’s only licensed animal shelter is the sole refuge for more than 500 dogs who live in a country where conservative laws have called for heavy restrictions on dog ownership. Read More The post Dog Shelter in Iran Helps Unwanted Strays appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Documentary on Iran’s first surfer makes waves for women!

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There’s been a revolution in Iran, and we’re not talking about the one that resulted in overthrowing the Shah in 1979! The latest one involves an Irish environmentalist and surfing champion, and her mission to bring the sport to Iran, and its women. When a young boy stood on the beach in a fishing village in one of Iran’s least known areas, and saw three women catching waves, it was the first time he had seen females surfing.

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Massive mystery explosion in Iran

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According to local news reports, a massive fire has torn through the city of Qazvin, north Iran. The blast is suspected by some to be nuclear in origin and high numbers of casualties are expected. As many as 50 people could have been injured or killed in the city which is a commercial hub. While initial reports say that there was an explosion in a chipboard and oil storage facility, this report was denied by local authorities.

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Iran’s Solar Car Competes in Australia

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Iran’s solar-powered Gazelle 2, hopes to place well in trans Australia trials. Iran’s Gazelle 2 solar powered electric car may not have massaging seats , but it certainly looks better than the Palestinian-built solar car in Hebron. Iran’s motivations toward renewable energy stems partially from the extraordinary high levels of air pollution in major cities like Teheran, that kills an average of 27 people a day.

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Find the wind in Iran with these handy energy maps

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Iran is most known in global news for its nuclear ambitions. The dataset was provided by the Renewable Energy Organization of Iran. Iran has a plan to grow its wind energy generation power. By last estimates in 2009, Iran was generating 130 MW of energy via wind power. And Iran is a member of the Global Wind Energy Council. Iran’s urban areas are suffocating from air pollution. Read: Cheetahs on the border of extinction in Iran ).

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First Earth Architecture festival in Iran would make Nader Khalili proud

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In the coming week from the 11th to the 14th of March 2015, l’Iran will inaugurate the first edition of “ Regeneration of earthen architecture festival ” which aims to promote earth as the building medium of the future. Nader spent much of his life pushing for the modern application of ancient building techniques in Iran, but in the end his dream came true in the US and not in his own country (it is true what they say about dreams come true in America).

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Making Friends with Iran.

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America and Iran have a tangled history, but there are many stories we might tell that would bind together two peoples and make for a safer world. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Iranian israel nuclear Persian tehran zoroastrianism

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Blaming Iraq for Sandstorms that Cripple Iran

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Last Wednesday a viscous sandstorm in Iran forced schools and government offices to close. Lawmakers wrote a letter to Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanding the government stop the sandstorms, which caused 123 people to seek emergency care in hospitals.

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Iran Lacks Water Planning

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He has also said that the enture water supply of Iran includes a volume of 130 billion cubic meters, of which 50 billion cubic meters are guaranteed as a source of water supply. This can happen by means of the media, which are mainly in hands of the government in Iran. I am urging the government authorities in Iran to consider adopting some of these ideas. Water Esfahan Iran water water management water shortages

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Iran dominates drug headlines in the Middle East

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There is a growing concern that the free trade agreement between Iran and Turkey has encouraged an increase in the production and transit of drugs in the Middle East. Hash Usage in Iran. Iran is not only making the headlines for drugs in the wider Middle East, but also within its own borders. Consumption of hash can act as a gateway drug for many young people, who turn to escapism to cope with the economic struggles of Iran. Image of drugs in Iran from Shutterstock.

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Iran Sanctions Bolster Nuclear Ambitions, Pollute Environment

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A new round of sanctions that further isolate Iran financially and politically is likely to bolster nuclear ambitions and keep pollution levels high. Iran has been slapped with a new round of sanctions following a report from the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) , which concluded that the regime is developing nuclear weapons. Iran on the defensive. ” Business & Politics Iran Nuclear energy pollution sanctions U.S

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Turkey, Iran, Syria Top List for Worst Journalism Countries

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Bahrain = 1 Saudi Arabia = 4 Israel and Occupied Palestine = 3 Iran = 45 Syria = 15 Yemen = 1 Uzbekistan = 4 Kyrgyzstan = 1 Iraq = 1 Turkey = 49. Iran earns the silver medal for jailed journalists, with 45 behind bars as of December 2012.

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No “Balls” allowed in Iran’s female soccer league

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Footballers in Iran’s professional women’s league are being forced to undergo gender tests to verify that they are “all woman” Iran’s football governing body will perform random checks after it was discovered that “several leading players – including four in the national women’s team – were either men who had not completed sex change operations, or were suffering from sexual development disorders.”.

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Iran Blows Past Sanctions with Wind Energy

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Determined to stay its unpopular nuclear course , Iran is now turning to wind power and other renewable energy sources to blow past sanctions. Iran has the potential to produce 20,000 MW of wind energy, according to a recent journal entry in the International Journal of Renewable Energy Research. Under the terms of their agreement, Mapna will be permitted to copy the turbines and manufacturer them in Iran.

Un-Islamic critics want to veil “shameless” private parts of buildings in Iran

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But Iran is very different than the rest of the Arab world right now. Architecture in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which for centuries followed a more traditional style of environmentally green designs gave way to more modern styling during the 53 year period of the Pahlavi monarchies; especially during the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who reigned from September 1941 until February 1979. See traditional fishbowl architecture from Iran.

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Project Pressure captures Iran’s melting glaciers (PHOTOS)

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Some of the most endangered glaciers on the planet are in Iran. . The rugged mountains of Iran have shaped both the political and the economic history of the country, forming distinct valley communities that remained largely isolated until major roads were built in the 20th Century. The Zagros Mountains boast peaks nearly 10,000 feet above sea level, and there are at least five snowy peaks higher than 13,000 feet in the south of Iran.

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1 Woman, 1 Minute: 1 Window to 100 Years of Iran’s History. {Inspiring Video}

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Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) beauty fashion iran middle east style video women Now, wasn''t that freakin'' amazing?

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Hooked on Hookah? It’s Worse than Smokes, Says Iran

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Food & Health Lifestyle & Culture cancer Harvard Iran Israel Jordan narghila shisha smoking tobaccoA 45 minute shisha session is the equivalent of puffing 100 cigarettes. In a new study, Iranian researchers proved tobacco water pipes are as harmful as cigarettes, saying, “Our findings reveal profound effects of water pipe smoking on lung function, similar to the effects observed in deep inhalation cigarette smokers.”

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Iran Unveils Plans to Launch Persian Cat into Space, PETA’s Claws Out

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Iran said it was going to send a monkey into space in 2011 , but that didn’t happen. Despite western sanctions that have crippled the economy, Iran insists that it is planning to send the feline to space aboard the Kavoshgar satellite carrier. “Iran’s archaic experiment… is a throwback to the primitive techniques of the 1950s,” said Ben Williamson, a spokesman for the group. Iran denies having any such intentions. :: Phys.org.

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Travel Iran for Eight Unforgettable Days with Arab Explorers

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Take everything you ever learned about Iran and banish it from your mind. The outdoor tourism company Rahhalah offers an eight day tour of Iran that is packed with coastal, desert, and even urban adventure. Named after the intrepid explorers of old who wandered what we now think of the wastelands of Arabia, Rahhalah is comprised of an excellent team of eager to unveil a side of Iran that is so poorly understood by the outside world.

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Iran Forgets India and Keeps Pitching Peace Pipeline to Pakistan

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Iran, becoming more isolated appeals to Pakistan to move ahead with natural gas “peace pipeline.” As Iran becomes more marginalized with US-backed sanctions , Iran seeks to conduct business with more hospitable partners, like Pakistan. But as past US President Clinton seeks to repair US-Pakistan relations Pakistan could be doing itself a disservice by looking to Iran to furnish its energy needs via an Iran-Pak gas pipeline.

Iran Criticized For Response to Earthquake which Killed 360

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hit the East Azerbaijan province of Iran. These criticism have led some to speculate that the poor government response was due to the fact that those affected were mainly Azeri Turks, an ethnic minority in the northwest of Iran. President Ahmadinejad also left Iran on Monday morning to attend an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meeting which is expected to focus on the crisis in Syria. Iran has a long history of earthquakes.

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Heads up! A look at Iran’s fantastical ceilings (PHOTOS)

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Tuck into this visual feast of Iran’s splendiferous ceilings; scenes lost to one deep in thought, or bowed down in prayer. Ceiling of Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahan, one of Iran’s oldest at 900 years old. But is Iran part of the Middle East?

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Iran Plans To Launch Monkey Into Space

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Iran is going to send a monkey into space to prepare for the country’s plan to send a man on a similar journey by 2020. After successfully launching its Rassad-1 satellite 162 miles into space this past week, the head of Iran’s Space Organization Hamid Fazeli announced that in July, it will launch the monkey in a Kavoshgar-5 rocket. In 2010, Iran’s Kavoshgar-3 rocket carried turtles, rats, and worms.

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Raw human sewage murders millions of fish in Iran

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This is what millions of dead fish in Iran look like: Raw, human sewage has leaked into a dammed river in the Tehran region of Iran killing millions of fish, a local news report there shows. . Over this week some 30 tons of fish have died from the raw human sewage that poured into the Fashafuyeh dam. The damage totals an estimated 2 million fish, our source says. The sewage was leaked by the residential town nearby.

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Iran Plans to Launch Second Monkey into Space

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Iran plans to launch a second monkey into space by the end of November. Read More The post Iran Plans to Launch Second Monkey into Space appeared first on Ecorazzi. Additional species are set to follow, possibly including a Persian cat. Causes News Science Top News

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Extraordinary fishbowl architecture photos by Iran’s Mohammed Domiri

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Just 23-years-old, Domiri is a physics student in Iran who has a deep passion for photography. His architecture photography is particularly outstanding, and he is lucky to have incredible subjects throughout Iran – from Shiraz to Isfahan and beyond. The most spectacular Islamic religious architecture and interior design is something few westerners have experienced. Mohammed Reza Domiri changes that, at least a bit, with extraordinary photography.

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Iran’s Water Woes More Worrying than War

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International media is so obsessed with Iran’s forbidden access to nuclear energy and the possibility of war that a host of other issues far more worrying than war are being ignored. Iran’s population of 75 million faces chronic water shortages, according to a recent story published in Al Monitor. Here in Iran, we are situated in a low-precipitation belt of the planet,” Gary Lewis, the UN resident coordinator in Iran, told Al-Monitor.

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Protests Over Shrinking Salt Lake Continue In Iran

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Iran saw more protests and demonstrations this weekend as green activists call for the protection of the UNESCO-listed salt lake Orumieh. Located in north-west Iran, the lake is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and is believed to be one of the largest salt lakes in the world. The Guardian reported that Farank Farid, a prominent women’s rights activist, was among the protesters currently held in custody according to the committee of human rights reporters in Iran.

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Iran Criticized For Response to Earthquake which Killed 306

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hit the East Azerbaijan province of Iran. These criticism have led some to speculate that the poor government response was due to the fact that those affected were mainly Azeri Turks, an ethnic minority in the northwest of Iran. President Ahmadinejad also left Iran on Monday morning to attend an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meeting which is expected to focus on the crisis in Syria. Iran has a long history of earthquakes.

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Iran Quit Dirty Energy Subsidies And Survived

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Iran becomes an unlikely leader by ending dirty energy subsidies. Iran has done what every politician on earth secretly dreams they could do: enforced the end of dirty energy subsidies. Mr. Dominique Guillaume and his posse from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently paid a visit to Iran in order to assess damages after the country increased energy, public transportation and bread and wheat prices in December, 2010. Learning from Iran.

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Climate change means unexpected rain increase for Iran and Iraq?

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This is land encompassing parts of Turkey, Syria, northern Iraq, and north-eastern Iran and the strategically important headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. About 170,000 square kilometres of viable rain-fed agricultural land would be lost; a longer dry season would limit grazing on rangelands; and changes in the timing of maximum rainfall would force farmers in northern Iran to change cropping strategies and even crop types.

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Iran Considers Censoring Films Depicting Chicken Meals

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US sanctions are putting such a strain on Iran’s poor that the government wants to censor films depicting hearty chicken meals , The Telegraph reports. IRIB [Iran's state broadcaster] should not be the shop window for showing all which is not accessible,” Ahmadi-Moghaddam told police officers. Mohammad Hosseini, Iran’s culture and Islamic guidance minister offered that Iranians need to show solidarity “so that the country is not hurt.”

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Iran Plans to Send Persian Cat Into Outer Space

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Cats in outer space sound cute in a make believe and semi-fashionable way (see these leggings and this t-shirt), but Iran wants to actually put a cat in space - and that Read More The post Iran Plans to Send Persian Cat Into Outer Space appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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KFC Opens First Store in Iran

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The American fast food chain restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken has opened a branch in Iran despite harsh US sanctions against Iran over that country's nuclear programs , Iranian media report. Apparently Iran's first KFC branch was opened on Friday in Tehran. Licence holder, Ami-Hossein Alizadeh , said it took him five years to get the permission from relevant local authorities to re-open KFC in Iran.

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Iran’s Islamic Regime Aims to Be Solar Supreme by 2015

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Iran wants to launch the largest solar power plant in the Middle East. This week, however, Iran’s Renewable Energy Organization says it will launch the largest solar power plant in the Middle East by 2015. The organization’s head Yousef Armodeli told Press TV that Iran’s solar power plant in Shiraz in the province of Fars, will go online by 2015. Cleantech, Science & Technology air pollution Iran nuclear renewable energy Solar Energy Tehran

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Iran’s Ancient Ice Houses Showcases Sustainable Refrigeration

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Image of ice houses in Iran and Kashan ice house via Shutterstock. Refrigeration is perhaps one of the greatest inventions of modern man, but it has come at a price. Not only do they require a great deal of energy to stay cool, but they also rely on ozone-depleting chloro-fluorocarbons (CFCs) , or freon (though some countries have phased these out.).

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Iran Gags on Pollution and Sanctions

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Iran is gagging – on sanctions and deadly pollution. Like Cairo under the spell of its black cloud but arguably worse, Iran’s cities are among the world’s most polluted according to the World Health Organization (WHO) - beating out the competition in Vietnam and Mexico’s capital cities, according to NYT.

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