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Groundwater: How Scientists Study its Pollution and Sustainability?

Groundwater accounts for around 30 per cent of the world’s freshwater, making it an important resource for addressing current global issues, such as world population growth, agricultural intensification and increased water use in different sectors like oil and gas extraction and mining, apparel and textile manufacturing and livestock farming. Read more →

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Update 151 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

The last remaining back up 330 kilovolt (kV) power line at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), damaged since 1 March, remains disconnected and under repair, again highlighting the fragility of nuclear safety and security at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant (NPP), Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said. Read more →


Nuclear Explained – What is Isotope Hydrology?

Water is critical for human development and environmental and economic sustainability. Isotopic techniques are used to help assess the quantity, quality and sustainability of this precious resource. Read more →

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How to Control Insect Pests Using Radiation

The use of radiation can help in the regulation or management of pests — known as pest control — effectively preventing insect-related risks to human and animal health, the ecosystems and food security (including crop and livestock production). Methods using radiation for pest control include the sterile insect technique (SIT), inherited sterility and biological control. Read more →

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What is Climate Change, and How Does Nuclear Help Measure and Monitor It?

From melting glaciers and shrinking lakes to destroyed harvests and increased health risks, the impacts of climate change are visible and tangible. Read more →

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IAEA and FAO Launch ‘Seeds in Space’ Youth Comic Book Competition

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched a comic book competition inviting 14 to 18 year olds to submit artwork that tells the story of ‘seeds in space’. Read more →

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