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  • Improving Cleanup of Contaminated Groundwater
    17:00 - Mar 26 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance free, research by Oregon State University shows.
  • Ancestor of All Animals: Australian Fossils
    13:44 - Mar 25 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A team led by UC Riverside geologists has discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most familiar animals today, including humans.
  • Fast Retreat: East Antarctica's Denman Glacier
    13:36 - Mar 24 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- East Antarctica's Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly 3 miles, in the past 22 years, and researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are concerned that the shape of the ground surface beneath the ice sheet could make it even more susceptible to climate-driven collapse.
  • Spread of Woody Plants Highlights Far-Reaching Impacts of Climate Change
    12:05 - Mar 19 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- As the climate continues to warm it is changing the natural environment in all kinds of ways, from "death events" on the Great Barrier Reef to the growth of vegetation in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. A massive study has now revealed global warming is also prompting the spread of wooded plant coverage on the world's savannas and tundras, which spells bad news for the environment.
  • Shifts in Deep Geologic Structure May Have Magnified Great 2011 Japan Tsunami
    14:12 - Mar 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck under the seabed off Japan -- the most powerful quake to hit the country in modern times, and the fourth most powerful in the world since modern record keeping began. It generated a series of tsunami waves that reached an extraordinary 125 to 130 feet high in places. The waves devastated much of Japan's populous coastline, caused three nuclear reactors to melt down, and killed close to 20,000 people.
  • Heat Stress and Global Warming
    12:50 - Mar 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rutgers study.
  • Earth, Moon Not Identical Oxygen Twins
    12:16 - Mar 11 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at The University of New Mexico have found that the Earth and Moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen as previously thought according to a new study released today in Nature Geoscience.
  • Some Plants Ignore Beneficial Soil Microbes
    12:16 - Mar 11 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- While domestication of plants has yielded bigger crops, the process has often had a negative effect on plant microbiomes, making domesticated plants more dependent on fertilizer and other soil amendments than their wild relatives.
  • Days Half-Hour Shorter 70 Million Years Ago
    14:05 - Mar 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Earth turned faster at the end of the time of the dinosaurs than it does today, rotating 372 times a year, compared to the current 365, according to a new study of fossil mollusk shells from the late Cretaceous. This means a day lasted only 23 and a half hours, according to the new study in AGU's journal Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.
  • Brains of Shrimps, Insects Are More Alike than We Thought
    14:33 - Mar 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- New research shows that crustaceans such as shrimps, lobsters and crabs have more in common with their insect relatives than previously thought -- when it comes to the structure of their brains.
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IRGC’s Ground Force Staging Bio-Defense Drill in Abarkuh, Yazd

TEHRAN (FNA)- Given the necessity to organize the resources in the fight against coronavirus outbreak, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force conducted environmental cleaning operations and biological defense drills in Abarkuh, Central Yazd province of Iran. [PHOTOS]
Mashhad Hosts IRGC Ground Force Biological Defense Drills

TEHRAN (FNA)- Given the necessity to organize the resources in the fight against COVID-19, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) conducted environmental cleaning operations and biological defense drills in Mashhad, Khorassan Razavi province. [VIDEO]
US: Bronx Hospital Healthcare Workers Protest over Critical Equipment Shortages

TEHRAN (FNA)- Bronx nurses and hospital workers demonstrated outside the Jacobi Hospital in New York City over severe equipment shortages and unsafe conditions in their facilities. [VIDEO]
Tehran Firefighters Mobilized to Disinfect Capital with Mechanized Machine

TEHRAN (FNA)- Firefighters in Iran's capital, Tehran, disinfected the city's streets in a new effort with Mechanized Machines to combat the coronavirus outbreak. [PHOTOS]
Empty Astara Beach: Successful Steps in Social Distancing to Fighting against COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- Empty Beach in Northern Iran as the public follow advice to stay at home. The Iranian authorities announced the launch of a one-week social distancing plan amid the coronavirus epidemic across the country. [PHOTOS]
Iranian Armed Forces Disinfecting Public Places in Many Cities against COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- To combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Iranian Army and IRGC Forces are on a round-the-clock mission to disinfect public places of many cities around the country. [VIDEO]
Iran: Tehran's Milad Tower Goes Green for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's Milad Tower went green in appreciation for Iranian doctors, nurses and health workers fighting the novel coronavirus outbreak. [VIDEO]
IRGC Volunteer Forces Spray Disinfectant on Tehran's Streets in Fight against Coronavirus

TEHRAN (FNA)- Volunteer forces from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have been deployed throughout Iran's capital, Tehran, in an attempt to disinfect surfaces and slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus. [PHOTOS]
Coronavirus Would Be a Death Trap for People in Yemen

TEHRAN (FNA)- At a time when Europe and the United States are unable to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, it’s wishful thinking to assume that once the virus arrives in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world would be ready.
Iran Takes Wide Strides to Defeat Coronavirus Epidemic

TEHRAN (FNA)- CEO of an Iranian Knowledge-based company informed of manufacturing a thermo-imaging machine, emphasizing that major parts of the machine are produced domestically as Iran continues mobilizing its capacities to indigenize, and mass-produce needed goods and products in area of health, hygiene and treatment of COVID-19 infected patients.
Iranian University Students Urge UNESCO to Help End Sanctions against Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of Iranian university students in a letter to the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Monday urged UNESCO to take timely action to lift the US sanctions against the Iranian people who have suffered a lot due to the spread of the coronavirus and its consequences.
Spokesman Informs of 13,000 Vacant Hospital Beds, Vows to Allocate 75,000 bln Tomans to Protect Production

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee said that there are 13,000 vacant hospital beds in the country, while promising to dedicate 75,000 billion Tomans to protect the jobs beset by coronavirus epidemic.
Israeli PM Self-Isolating After Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed he will be self-isolating after an aide tested positive for Covid-19.
New York State Surpasses 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths

TEHRAN (FNA)- New York state's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed above 1,000, less than a month after the first known infection in the state, as most of the deaths have come in just the past few days.
Iranian Researchers Make Two Ultraviolet Disinfectant Machines

TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at Isfahan Industrial University designed and made two new disinfectant machines to contribute to the nationwide combat against COVID-19 epidemic.