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With 44 days to go until the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, leaders from ten nations plus the European Commission, European Council and United Nations last week joined US President Joe Biden in a closed-door forum at which they underscored the urgency of strengthening climate ambition ahead of COP26 and beyond. The USA and the EU also announced a Global Methane Pledge to cut global methane pollution by at least 30% from 2020 levels by 2030 through collective action.

Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Leaders-gather-for-pre-COP-climate-forum

Consideration of small modular reactors (SMRs) for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is advancing to the second stage. Having concluded such a deployment was feasible, the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP) is now looking at siting requirements. Speaking at World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium yesterday, Eddie Guerra of NAP said the results of a study currently underway "will help to move the discussion how the sites will fit and how they will align with the minigrids already planned."

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Site-analysis-in-progress-for-Puerto-Rico

The production of medical radioisotopes has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic but bottlenecks in transport and distribution could lead to shortages at hospitals, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) survey of the research reactors where the isotopes are produced.

Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Medical-isotope-supply-chain-faces-challenges-from

Nuclear will continue to decline according to a new report written from an antinuclear point of view. At this point there is no obvious sign that the international nuclear industry could turn the decline into a promising future, it says.

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2009
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclear-decline-set-to-continue-says-report