Update 88 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi today issued a statement expressing his grave concern about Friday’s shelling at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) and again stressing the crucial importance of the International Atomic Energy Agenc... Continue reading

Director General Grossi Alarmed by Shelling at Ukraine NPP, says IAEA Mission Vital for Nuclear Safety and Security

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, issued the following statement today about the situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzya nuclear power plant: Continue reading

Nuclear Explained – Developing New Plant Varieties for Food Security, Biodiversity and Sustainable Ecosystems

Nuclear technologies are helping countries around the world achieve development objectives, including many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Continue reading

Nuclear Technique Helps Mexico Eradicate an Invasive Insect Pest Outbreak Threatening Farmers’ Livelihoods

The Mediterranean fruit fly or medfly, one of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables, has been successfully eradicated in the Mexican state of Colima, as announced by the Mexican authorities this week. Continue reading

IAEA Launches Database on Breast Milk Intake

The IAEA this week launched a database with datapoints from around 3000 mother and infant pairs, providing the most comprehensive picture to date about breast milk intake around the globe. Continue reading

From Clean Cocoa to Healthy Fish: Cameroonian Researchers Focus on Food Safety

DOUALA and YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cocoa production represents over 8 per cent of Cameroon’s agricultural output, but exports have been wobbly as a result of a lack of quality control tests available locally. Continue reading

Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference: IAEA’s Grossi Calls for Recommitment

“In this moment of global uncertainty, anxiety, fear and distress, we must come together and recommit to the noble principles enshrined in the NPT: nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, and to promote cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy.” Continue reading

What is Cherenkov Radiation?

Cherenkov radiation is a form of energy that we can perceive as a blue glow emitted when the electrically charged particles that compose atoms (i.e. electrons and protons) are moving at speeds faster than that of light in a specific medium. Continue reading