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IAEA Coordinates an International Project to Protect Glaciers

The IAEA is working on projects that involve the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to gather accurate and detailed images and radiological readings for use in risky areas. (Photo: D.Calma/IAEA)When glaciers shrink, a huge store of fresh water can be lost, which millions of people may depend upon for farming, fishing, and navigation; it supports vast ecosystems that will be endangered in drier conditions. Many scientists are concerned about this bleak prospect that threatens livelihoods and in some cases community survival. Continue reading