Large areas (>500 km2) of Jamaica are uniquely characterized by soils...
Soil organic matter (SOM) contains more carbon than the atmosphere and terrestrial...
Jamaica, a net exporter of coffee, has in recent years seen the importation of soluble...
I.C.E.N.SInternational Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Science
ICENS is a complex of multi-disciplinary research laboratories founded in 1984 on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica and covers a diverse range of the geochemical, environmental and nuclear sciences. In 1984 it brought into operation a small Slowpoke-II research reactor provided by the European Economic Community (now the European Union). Located in a pleasant green area of 2.64 km2 (653 acres) situated at the foot of the spectacular Blue Mountains about 20 km from the Norman Manley International Airport, ICENS occupies an attractive, modern and purpose-built air-conditioned building of 950 sq. m. area.Read More
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met with senior officials during his visit to Philippines last week, and in discussions with Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, he was briefed about the country’s consideration of a possible future nuclear power... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-director-general-visits-philippines-discusses-support-for-nuclear-techniques-in-food-security-health-and-nuclear-power
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroyed hundreds of buildings in Mexico City, where many damaged structures still stand. The IAEA briefed Mexican experts about using non-destructive testing techniques to examine whether the buildings are still safe... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/multimedia/videos/how-nuclear-technology-helped-mexico-after-strong-quake
An update on the progress of the United Nations (UN) Joint Global Programme on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control was presented at the tenth meeting of the UN Interagency Task Force on Noncommunicable Disease (UNIATF). The meeting, in which... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/interagency-task-force-continues-work-on-cervical-cancer
The unsaturated (vadose) zone between the base of soils and the water table can be an important store of nitrate. Water moves slowly downward through the unsaturated zone and so a large store of nitrate can accumulate if this water contains... http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/groundwater/quality/nitrate/global-unsaturated-zone.html
An IAEA Advisory Mission to Mozambique, conducted as part of a project to support African states in regulatory infrastructure development, found that the country has a strong foundation for radiation safety legislation.https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-advises-mozambique-on-strengthening-regulatory-infrastructure