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Photos: Lake Maharloo simmers, turns red

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The waters of rich salt lake Maharloo (map), situated on the outskirts of Shiraz in southern Iran, look reddish for a good reason. The growth of bacteria and particularly seaweeds come to change the color of the water body which is rich in potassium and salts. In mid-summer the lake loses its water due to high evaporation leaving behind a white bed and reddish color water. The lake water is used for extraction of normal salt and is considered as a natural habitat for migratory birds and wild animals.


Photos by Reza Ghaderi, Islamic Republic News Agency


Maharloo Lake (map)
 

Iran's President Rouani: Environmental issues are 'extra-national, extra-regional'

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 Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on Monday that environmental issues are "extra-national and extra-regional challenges", noting regional wars have caused environmental problems.  "The only way to live peacefully in the West Asia and Middle East region is adopting a win-win policy in the area of environment, helping and standing beside each other," Rohani said during an opening speech at the International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms in Tehran.


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Iran to hold international conference on combating sand storms

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 Iran is organizing a three-day international conference on combating sand and dust storms in July, with participation of representatives from over 30 countries across the world. The International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms is to be held in Tehran on 3-5 July 2017.



International conference on combating sand and dust storms

The International Conference will be hosted by the Department of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the

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Six metropolises, 289 cities in Iran facing water stress

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 Six metropolises of Isfahan, Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Shiraz, Kerman, and Mashhad and 289 other cities in Iran are currently troubled with water stress, deputy energy minister said on Friday. "The amount of water consumption is roughly equal to the amount of water stored in these cities," IRNA news agency quoted Rahim Meydani as saying.


Mentioning water storage level in dams, Meydani explained that for the time being the water storage level in dams are quite satisfying

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Iran to divert water from Gulf of Oman inwards

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 Iran says it is implementing a landmark project to divert water from the Gulf of Oman to its central plateau - a project that could not only address the country's surging water crisis but could also help push ahead relevant economic plans in host regions.


Dasht-e Loot - a large salt desert that expands over much of
Iran's Kerman as well as Sistan-Baluchestan provinces
Alireza Razm-Hosseini, the governor general of Iran's southern province of Kerman, told the domestic media

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