Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Salt Sparkles instead of Water Reflection

Urmia Lake (Orumieh in Persian), which lies in northwestern Iran, is home to some 212 species of birds, 41 reptiles, 7 amphibians, and 27 species of mammals, including the Iranian yellow deer. Now Urmia Lake, the third largest salt lake in the world cannot be called as a ” lake “, any more. Not very [...]

April 3, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
Posted in: Environment, Social Life

Lights off !

  Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating. [...]

March 22, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Persepolis is under serious danger

Recent rainings in Fars province caused serious threats to Persepolis, a 2500 year old Persian monument which is located near Shiraz. Persepolis is now serounded by a huge amount of rainwater. Ancient inscriptions in the Persepolis are under serious danger.  Continious erosion, growing lichens between stone fractions and gaps are irrecoverable consequences of this event. You can easily [...]

March 21, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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