Tag Archives | Pollution

Iran to Boost Jobs, Clean Air by Revamping Auto Fleet

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Major Iranian urban centers have seen unprecedented air pollution in recent years. According to officials, it is caused primarily by the many cars on the streets, with heavy vehicles including trucks and buses emitting 63% of air-polluting particles. An […]

Air Pollution Keeps Tehran Schools Closed

Schools were closed for the second day in Tehran on Tuesday as severe air pollution has reached alarming levels. Online data show that the air quality index has surpassed critical levels in some neighborhoods of Tehran, while the air quality has been declared “unhealthy for all groups” in almost the entire city. Officials shut the […]

Air Pollution Shuts Schools in Southwestern Iran

Kindergartens and schools in 15 cities of Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan will be closed down on Saturday because of heavy dust pollution. The Crisis Management Department of Khuzestan Province, in a statement, announced that kindergartens, as well as primary, secondary and high schools in 15 cities of the province would remain closed on Saturday […]

Reformists gain Points while Smog Smothers Tehran

By Saeid Jafari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s Reformists rack up political points while smog smothers Tehran Iran’s air pollution crisis, which claimed more than 4,800 lives in 2016, has become yet another area for scoring political points for both the […]