Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Call for PEACE

I was born after Islamic revolution in Iran and during the Iran-Iraq war. Going to school with girls who their fathers or mothers were martyred gave me the experience of living on the edge of peace and war. Those classmates of mine who were lucky to have their parent back home alive, were most probably [...]

January 28, 2012 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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The Heart of the Kavir

A crowd of many hundreds have gathered by the dried-up bed of the Zayanderud (life-giver river); the river has been dry for a long time due to an extended drought that has affected Iran in recent years. Now, despite the ongoing drought, the dam upriver has been opened for a few days so that the [...]

November 16, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Zayande Rood celebrates Abangan

Abangan, is one among the 12 Iranian celebrations, held on 10th of Aban month, Aban day of Aban month in Persian calender which is on 1st November. This celebration is held in praise of Anahid or Anahita, the Goddess of flowing water similar to Afrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty in ancient Greece. In [...]

November 13, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Protect the Brown Bear

The brown bear is distributed across the north and west of Iran, mainly within The Alborz and Zagors Mountains. The Alborz Mountains holds a larger population of bears with an estimated population of 500-1000 bears. The present population is decreasing in Iran, mostly due to numerous conflicts between bears and the human population across its [...]

September 18, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Tirgan;National Damavand Day

Tirgan, is one of the Iranian’s celebrations in the Tir day of the Tir month, which equals the 4th of July. This celebration is held in honor of Tishtar, which is referred to a white bright star and is called “She’ri Al Aboor” in Arabic and is Sirius in Latin. Tir or Tishtar which is [...]

July 10, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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BuTinah;Unique Natural Treasure

Off the western shores of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, lies a unique natural treasure, wild and undisturbed by human activity: Bu Tinah Island. Bu Tinah’s thriving ecosystem forms a unique living laboratory with key significance for climate change research. An undisturbed paradise, Bu Tinah has much to teach mankind about environmental protection [...]

June 17, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Transition to Green Economy

While this year’s World Environment Day is named “Green Economy Initiatives “mainly in India, considering the increasing population of the world and concerns about industrials and their effect on the environment, what is our role in reducing environmental risks and providing a green economy ? As an example, Montazeri Power plant and Isfahan oil refinery [...]

June 7, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Another disappointing end for Iran’s Lakes

Although fishes’ mortality has happened several times during the last years, head in chief of Marivan Department of Environment announced: “Each year, at the beginning of spring via tilting seasonal rivers to Zarivar Lake, a huge amount of mud pour in to the lake and causes turbid water and loss of oxygen and Ph level [...]

May 11, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Tehran;Decentrilized or Devasted?

By : Ali Eskandari Capital cities are generally known as the main,major,modern, the most populated, the most polluted and the most important cities in countries. These cities usually are the heart of political, economical, industrial, social and cultural affairs of their countries and these characteristics are somehow attractive for the majority of people to benefit [...]

May 9, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Mother Earth

Dear Earth, This is your day … every where on the net I can see a post or programme, all related to you, for you. I’m now sitting in front of my laptop, surfing the net and trying to write something about today, the Mother Earth Day. I have no new word to say, and [...]

April 22, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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