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.

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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.

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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. Design Iran nader khalili

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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.

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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. Under the terms of their agreement, Mapna will be permitted to copy the turbines and manufacturer them in Iran.

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.

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.

NASA’s Before and After Images of Iran’s Shrinking Lake Urmia

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The most recent satellite image of Iran’s Lake Urmia demonstrates how drastically the lake has shrunk since 1998! More on Lake Urmia and Iran: Police Beat, Tie-Up, and Fire on Citizens Protesting Against Dying Lake in Iran.

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.

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.

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 Speech we all Need to Hear from this year’s Academy Awards.

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This was easily one of the most powerful moments at the Oscars: Enlightened Society WAYLON: Today Only academy awards Anousheh Ansari Asghar Farhadi best foreign film empathy iran la la land oscar refugee ban the salesman

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Iran’s Energy Minister Looks to Green Energy After Sanctions

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Sanctions have backed fossil-rich Iran into a corner, which could bode well for the country’s renewable sector. . The western-led sanctions against Iran have crippled the country’s ability to provide for its 74 million strong population, Reuters reports. Food prices have skyrocketed and many ships holding supplies are waiting for payment before allowing Iran to collect inventory. At present, Iran has a fledgling renewable sector.

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.

Iran’s Hossein Zare captures our wildest dreams in surreal photographs

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They also demonstrate a keen awareness of environmental concerns, which is not surprising given that Zare is based in Iran, where environmental degradation too often goes virtually unchecked.

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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. 5000 MW by 2015?

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.

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

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Sex change surgery is legal in Iran, in accordance with a religious edict issued by the late Ayatollah Khomeini, spiritual leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution. Lifestyle gender Iran LGBT rights professional women''s football sex change

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 on the defensive. ” Business & Politics Iran Nuclear energy pollution sanctions U.S

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.

It’s Official- Iran Has The Most Polluted Cities In The World

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Iran is certainly not scoring a lot of ‘greenie’ points this month. The WHO global survey on fine particle pollutants is the first of its kind and found that cities in Iran were amongst the worst on the planet for air pollution.

Iranian Graphic Designers Fight Pollution and Climate Change

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Mohamad Adnani – Iran. Padina Pourseif – Iran. As the posters insists, demand ‘Help’ ” Afshin Esmaili – Iran. ” Mohammad Hajhashemi- Iran. ” Ali Mohammad – Ganjalikhan/ Iran. ” Shila Sarraf- Iran.

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.

Under Siege in Iran, Baha’i Advocate Social Action, Human Rights, Sustainability

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Baha’i experience continued persecution in parts of the Middle East including Egypt and Iran, where this modern independent religion, the second fastest growing in the world by percentage, was birthed in the 1800s.

Britain will stand with America if it attacks Iran

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British military is readying contingencies for the eventuality of a more or less imminent conflict with Iran by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sources of the British government have confirmed that in the event of a US strike – or should we say US/Israeli strike – against Iran that British forces will stand shoulder-to-shoulder in support of the USA and its forces.

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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. Image credit: national foods of Iran , Shutterstock. US Sanctions on Iran Pressures Turkey’s Oil Supply.

Iran Gags on Pollution and Sanctions

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Iran is gagging – on sanctions and deadly pollution. Finally, after months of denial, the country’s oil minister Rostam Qasemi acknowledged that petroleum sales are down by 40 percent after western sanctions that prohibit certain international transactions have stunted trade.

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. In 2010, Iran’s Kavoshgar-3 rocket carried turtles, rats, and worms. But this will be the first monkey to enter space from Iran.

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. .

Jon Stewart on the GOP vs. Russia or Iran: “Maybe Obama’s not the Problem.”

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2013 Aga Khan Architecture Awards Betters Muslim Communities in Iran, Morocco and Lebanon

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Sleek apartments in Iran; a medley of schools in Damascus, Herat and Kigali; a Moroccan bridge and a reconstructed refugee camp in Lebanon all won a nod from a judging panel of architects and scholars.

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.”

NASA Watches Underground Fresh Water Sea Vanish from the Middle East (VIDEO)

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Where has Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq’s underground freshwater sea gone? Well, it turns out that Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq already have access to such an enormous fresh water supply. Business & Politics Water Iran Iraq NASA Syria Turkey water water crisis

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Polluted Air Cancerous and Deadly, Like Asbestos says UN

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Cities air pollution asbestos Iran Tehran UN WHO It doesn’t take a genius or a position paper to figure out that air pollution in cities and near industrial zones is toxic to human health.

To stop crippling air pollution, Iranians do car-free Tuesdays

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Cities in Iran are some of the most polluted in the world. The World Bank estimates losses inflicted on Iran’s economy as a result of deaths caused by air pollution at $640 million, which is equal to 5.1 percent of the GDP on Iran’s economy.

High performance concrete from Iran makes edifices stronger, lighter and thinner

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But the Iran has to deal with both of these and more often than not, if one of them does not inflict major damage, the other will find its mark. Iran develops ultra-high-performance quartz-infused concrete.

Raistudio’s Bamboo Dome Shelter Pops up in Iran

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Israel, Iran Take Top Endangered Species Design Prize. Iranian architect Pouya Khazaeli Parsa founded Raistudio in 2007 in order to revive what he believes is the lost spirit of architecture, a spirit his latest project seems to exemplify best of all.

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As U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Iran’s Oil Customers, Turkey Scrambles To Find New Supply

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Libya is one of the countries with which Turkey signed a rapid oil supply deal after the United States threatened to sanction countries that purchased oil from Iran. After all, Turkey imported more than half of its crude oil from Iran in 2011: nearly six million tons, according to Al Arabiya.

Google “spies” find weir trap fishing used illegally in Iran, Qatar and Bahrain

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According to Pew, who funded the research, most of the unreported catch occurred in the coastal waters of Bahrain and Iran. In addition, Al-Abdulrazaak found that three regional countries, Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia reported no fish catches by Weir traps.

U.S. to Give Iran Nuclear Technology

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A package of incentives presented Tuesday to Iran includes a provision for the United States to supply Tehran with some nuclear technology if it stops enriching uranium _ a major concession by Washington, diplomats said.