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Iran’s Lake Urmia Is Lying On Its Deathbed With A Small Window Of Time Left To Save It, Experts Warn

Via Forbes, an article on the deteriorating condition of Iran’s Lake Urmia: This is a sad story but one with a little bit of hope in the end. Like the famous Aral Sea in central Asia and the Great Salt Lake in Utah, the expanse of Iran’s Lake Urmia has been drying up for years. […]

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Groundwater Levels Around the World Are Dropping Quickly, Often at Accelerating Rates

Via Inside Climate News, highlights of a starting report showing rapid declines in groundwater are most common in aquifers under croplands in drier regions, including California: Groundwater supplies are dwindling in aquifers around the world, a groundbreaking new study found, with the rates of decline accelerating over the past four decades in nearly a third […]

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Iran and Afghanistan Water Wars: Feud over the Helmand River Has No End In Sight.

Via the Atlantic Council, a look at the feud between Iran and Afghanistan over the Helmand River: Water disputes between Iran and Afghanistan date back to as early as the 1870s. However, with the Taliban back in power in Kabul since 2021, the Helmand River has become an increasing topic of contention between the neighboring […]

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A Thirsty Reality: Iran’s Dire Water Situation

Via the Atlantic Council, an article on Iran’s water scarcity crisis: Despite climate warnings since 1988, Iranian officials have consistently ignored regional environmental concerns, especially following the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). For example, they prioritized dam construction and increased groundwater extraction for food self-sufficiency, disregarding environmental impacts. Former Agriculture Minister Issa Kalantari is now warning of irreversible groundwater […]

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Scientists Blame Climate Change for ‘Extreme Drought’ in Iraq, Iran and Syria

Via Terra Daily, a report on ‘extreme drought’ in Iraq, Iran and Syria; The “extreme” drought gripping Iraq, Syria and Iran would not have occurred without climate change caused primarily by burning fossil fuels, scientists said Wednesday, warning that punishing dry spells will become more intense as the world warms.High temperatures due to human-caused climate […]

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2.4 BCM of Water to Be Transferred from Sea of Oman to Iran’s Provinces

Via Tasnim News, a report on Iran’s plan to transfer 2.4 billion cubic meters of water from the Sea of Oman to the three provinces of Sistan and Balouchestan, South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi: Speaking in a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, chaired by President Ebrahim Raisi, Abbas Aliabadi submitted a comprehensive report on the implementation of the […]

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