Building Skills and Knowledge Using Research Reactors

Research reactors are an important resource for training nuclear professionals worldwide, but only around a quarter of countries have their own research reactors. Continue reading

IAEA’s Grossi Says Nuclear Power Contributes a Great Deal to Clean Energy Transition

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said nuclear power is playing an important role in the world’s production of clean energy, “contributing massively” to avoiding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in many countries and providing innovative soluti... Continue reading

COVID-19 and Low Carbon Electricity: Lessons for the Future

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the operation of power systems across the globe and offered a glimpse of a future electricity mix dominated by low carbon sources. Continue reading

Baobab Trees Can Help Predict Climate Change

Baobab trees can live longer than 2,500 years. Watch the video to see how scientists in South Africa use nuclear technology to analyse extracts of a tree’s wood and how this can help forecast future climate change. Continue reading

Farming on Poor Soil with Little Rainfall in Kenya’s Drought-prone Areas: Isotopes Used to Develop New Strategies

Despite poor soil fertility and water scarcity, thousands of farmers in Kenya have increased their crop yields by 17-20% and saved 20% of their fertilizer costs thanks to climate-smart agricultural techniques. Continue reading

Commemorating World Zoonoses Day – and the Role Nuclear and Nuclear-Related Techniques Play in Fighting Zoonotic Diseases

The global COVID-19 pandemic has been a harsh reminder of the age-old threat posed by zoonoses or zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases transmitted from animals to humans. Continue reading

IAEA Informed about Natanz Incident, Safeguards Activities to Continue

The IAEA has been informed by Iran about a fire in a building at the site of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility early on Thursday Continue reading

Crowdsourcing Competition: Call for Innovative Solutions Deployed at Nuclear Power Plants

Interested contributors have until 15 August 2020 to submit abstracts for an IAEA crowdsourcing competition on innovations that nuclear power plants can use to boost their competitiveness. Continue reading