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And the state continues to fear us?

Blog entry by Lalita Ramdas | May 30, 2011

For the past few years, people of Jaitapur and various civil society groups have been protesting against the proposed nuclear reactor plant in the village. Looking past all these protests, last month, the government said that they...

Climate's phone connection

Blog entry by Abhishek Pratap | May 26, 2011

I got my first mobile phone almost six years ago. It was a second-hand Nokia 3310 passed on to me by my elder brother. At that time, I was working in the far-off western border of Kutch, for the protection of children’s rights. The...

बच्चों ने नहीं देखा उजाला

Blog entry by Akshay Gupta | May 20, 2011

भारत सरकार ने सन 2005 में राजीव गॉंधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीय योजना (RGGVY) शुरुआत की थी, जिसमें आजमगढ़ ज़िले के 22 विकासखंडों में गुणवत्तापूर्ण विद्युत् आपूर्ति देने का लक्ष्य रखा गया था. सरकारी  रिपोर्ट को देखा जाय तो इन ब्‍लॉकों में 93.3...

Risky potato plan mashed by activists

Feature story | May 19, 2011 at 20:15

It’s potato planting time again in the north of Sweden where activists are occupying BASF’s potato warehouse and are blocking the exit in order to hinder the German chemical company from planting the risky GMO potato “Amflora.”

Fukushima meltdown: two months later, Japan's government still drags its feet

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | May 18, 2011

In the latest in its ongoing series of late-night announcements, TEPCO this week finally admitted that the core of Fukushima’s reactor 1 started melting a mere five hours after the March 11 earthquake, and reached full meltdown...

Seaweed contamination cause for concern in Japan

Blog entry by Jess Miller | May 16, 2011

Initial findings from our radiation sampling team working on the coast near Fukushima are in and the news is not good. The results showed levels of contamination far beyond allowed limits for seaweed. Contaminated seaweed could...

Japan to abandon nuclear plans and embrace renewable energy - who's next?

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | May 16, 2011

On May 10 th , Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made an incredible announcement – prompted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan, the world’s 3 rd largest economy, is dropping plans to double its nuclear power capacity and...

Wikileaks reveals Arctic could be the new cold war

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 13, 2011

Submarine explorers planting Russian flags under the North Pole. Military tension between NATO and Russia. US diplomats manoeuvring in the wings. Aircraft carriers lurking and strike fighters changing hands. Sound like something...

Banking on the next Fukushima

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 11, 2011

Kumi Naidoo and Nuclear Campaigner Yannick Rousselet protest the passage of a train carrying nuclear waste. Image: Pierre Gleizes Two months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan our thoughts are with those who...

The word is out: The future of energy is renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | May 11, 2011

Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate...

Rainbow Warrior to begin analysis on radioactive samples

Blog entry by Sakyo Noda | May 11, 2011

After a week of sailing and conducting radiation sampling along the Fukushima coast, the Rainbow Warrior is now at anchor in Yokohama and our team is preparing to start detailed analysis on what we collected. As the government...

Breaking news! Japanese government announces cancellation of all new nuclear reactor...

Blog entry by Michelle Frey | May 11, 2011

“Greenpeace applauds Prime Minister Kan’s ambitious proposal to scrap the construction of 14 new nuclear reactors,” said Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan Executive Director. “ This announcement could put Japan’s energy policy on a new...

Let’s plan for “Living Soils”

Blog entry by Gopikrishna SR | May 9, 2011

It is planning time again. The Planning Commission of India is in the process of developing the 12th Five Year Plan, which will provide direction to the country for the next five years starting in 2012. The news is that this time,...

Research still blocked by Japan's government, but some progress

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | May 8, 2011

Thanks to everyone who's been sending Twitter messages (politely) asking Japan's Prime Minister's Office (@JPN_PMO on Twitter) to let the Rainbow Warrior do radiation monitoring work closer to the coast. So far, you've sent over 3000...

The Arctic is melting faster than expected

Blog entry by Michelle Frey | May 6, 2011

The Arctic is melting faster than expected and could contribute 2-3 feet more in global sea levels by 2100 than earlier thought, experts state in a new report. The report shatters predictions made four years ago by the authoritative U...

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