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Greenpeace disappointed that AbitibiBowater continues to destroy Boreal Forest

Feature story | September 7, 2008 at 17:00

Formal discussions between Greenpeace andCanada's largest logging company AbitibiBowater ended today following a meeting in a Toronto hotel between Greenpeace representatives and company CEO David J. Paterson. AbitibiBowater expressed an...

French Reactor Project Delayed

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 27, 2008

Yet another bad news story out of France today for AREVA, one the three companies vying to sell its reactor design to Ontario. According to the French newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné the construction of its EPR reactor at...

Ecuadorian Assembly Approves Constitutional Rights for Nature

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | August 21, 2008 6 comments

Way to go Ecuador! Most of us would assume that nature has a natural right to exist. Now in Ecuador, this right could finally be codified in law. The articles listed below, were passed on July 7 of this year by the 130 member ...

Bruce Power CEO Should Retract Statement

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 21, 2008 4 comments

I’ve written the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to ask it to instruct Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthrone to retract a dismissive comment he made last month about a significant safety event at the Bruce “A” nuclear station. In...

Baird's Ministry of the Environment Fastracking Nuclear Reviews

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 18, 2008 3 comments

John Baird’s Ministry of the Environment seems intent to ram through and rubberstamp the environmental approvals for building new nuclear stations. Today is the deadline for making requests for intervener funding to comment on Bruce...

Hydro-Quebec to Decide Gentilly-2's Fate Today

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 15, 2008

Quebec media reports that Hydro-Quebec’s board of directors will decide at a closed door meeting today whether it proceeds with the $1.5 billion project to rebuild and extend the life of Gentilly-2, Quebec’s only nuclear reactor. ...

Prince Charles says GE crops the biggest environmental disaster ever

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | August 14, 2008 8 comments

If only it were the nineteenth century, instead of the twenty-first.  Back then, what the British Royals thought and said about global agricultural issues really mattered.  Unfortunately, at that time the Empire's agriculture policies...

Americans arrested protesting destructive logging in Ontario’s Boreal Forest...

Feature story | August 13, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists are now barricading themselves to the entrance of Kimberly-Clark’s office in Knoxville, Tennessee to protest the company’s destruction of Ontario’s Boreal Forest.

AREVA Ignores Safety Procedures

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 13, 2008 1 comment

Documents acquired by Greenpeace show that AREVA, which hopes to sell a reactor to Ontario, has failed to respect basic safety procedures during the construction of its prototype European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) at the Olkiluoto site...

Nuclear Spin - Lepreau II Won't Happen

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 12, 2008 2 comments

A lot of what you read in the papers about the so-called ‘nuclear renaissance’ is spin . If a government minister says she or he would consider building a nuclear reactor, the nuclear lobby’s spin doctors somehow manage to turn such...

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