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28 August 2015 News Story

Trained to Adapt: Researchers from Pakistan, Mauritius and Afghanistan Breed Mutant Plants to Take on a Changing Climate

Many crops around the world are being devastated by erratic rains, droughts, diseases and relentless heat, which are being exacerbated by climate change. Three researchers are using their training with the Joint FAO/IAEA Division to develop new plant breeds that can withstand these adverse conditions and help keep their countries’ crops growing strong.

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27 August 2015 News Story

Women in Nuclear Meet Atoms for Peace

Too little has happened in terms of gender equality in the nuclear field since the days of Marie Curie, and now is the time to change that, argued participants at a Women in Nuclear conference organized in cooperation with the IAEA this week.

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IAEA and Kazakhstan Sign Agreement to Establish Low Enriched Uranium Bank
27 August 2015 News Story

IAEA and Kazakhstan Sign Agreement to Establish Low Enriched Uranium Bank

The IAEA and Kazakhstan today signed an agreement to set up the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in Oskemen, Kazakhstan.  The IAEA LEU Bank, operated by Kazakhstan, will be a physical reserve of LEU available for eligible IAEA Member States.

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26 August 2015 News Story

Increasing Opportunities at the IAEA for Young Professionals

The IAEA, through its cooperation with the International Network of Emerging Nuclear Specialists (INENS), is expanding its efforts in reaching out to young professionals and emerging specialists to launch their careers in nuclear policy, science and technology.

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26 August 2015 News Story

Scientific Forum 2015: Egypt Develops Jelly-Like Hydrogel Bandage With Nuclear Techniques To Help Heal Wounds

Patients suffering from burn injuries, skin ulcers and bed sores can find relief using unique jelly-like materials — hydrogels — that are playing an increasingly vital role in the healing process of such wounds.

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25 August 2015 News Story

IAEA Board of Governors authorizes verification and monitoring in Iran in light of Security Council resolution

The IAEA’s Board of Governors today authorized Director General Yukiya Amano to implement verification and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) recently agreed between Iran and the six countries and the European Union...

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21 August 2015 News Story

When Surging Seas Meet Stronger Rain: Nuclear Techniques In Flood Management

Unusually high rainfall in many parts of the world is a result of climate change, scientists say. Since warmer air can hold more water, the rationale goes, increased temperatures will increase the chances of stronger rainfall events.

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20 August 2015 Statement

Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

I am disturbed by statements suggesting that the IAEA has given responsibility for nuclear inspections to Iran. Such statements misrepresent the way in which we will undertake this important verification work.

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