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Turkey: nuclear world-beaters

Blog entry by Justin | 19 January, 2009

If you want a glimpse of the fantasy land that the nuclear industry lives in, you couldn’t do better than take a look at what’s going on in Turkey right now. After three previous attempts had to be abandoned, the latest process to...

Nuclear News for January 19th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 19 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Digital Chosunilbo: Korea Resources Corp. Seeks US$1 Billion Uranium Mine ‘Korea Resources Corporation President Kim Shin-jong vowed on Sunday to bring the...

Pink is the new green

Blog entry by Juliette | 19 January, 2009

The Greenpeace world is full of surprises. I was looking around our national websites to see if there was anything new I had missed, and found more than I bargained for. One of my all-time favorite authors, Meg Cabot, is donating all...

Congo rainforest needs greater protection

Feature story | 19 January, 2009 at 13:06

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently completed a World Bank sponsored review of the logging industry with some positive results. Yet it has allowed an expansion of the industry to more than twice the recommended size.

Greenpeace calls for urgent action to enforce decisions and protect Congo's remaining...

Press release | 19 January, 2009 at 0:00

Releasing the final results of a World Bank-sponsored review of logging contracts, the Congolese government today announced that 65 contracts covering almost 10 million hectares will be converted into long-term logging concessions.

Activists with 'forbidden-cattle' signs in the Green Forever reserve

Image | 18 January, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists hang “forbidden-cattle signs” in the Green Forever reserve that has recently been illegally deforested area for cattle farming in Porto de Moz, Para, Brazil. The protest is against the lack of reserve protection created four...

Areva: supervillains

Blog entry by Justin | 16 January, 2009 4 comments

We’re about to write to the producers of the James Bond movies with an idea for the story of the next film. We wanted to know what you thought. In our story, a supervillain uses radiation to give a group of people cancer. The people...

Nuclear News for January 16th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 16 January, 2009 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Helsingin Sanomat: Fortum holding back nuclear application ‘Fennovoima, an energy company hoping to get authorisation to build a sixth commercial nuclear reactor...

Season May be Ended for Damaged Whaling Ship

Press release | 16 January, 2009 at 13:31

According to intelligence received by Greenpeace investigators in Surabaya, East Java, the Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru II, which was forced into a port in Indonesia for repairs, may be returning to Japan, and not the Southern Ocean Whale...

Save the Planet: now… or NOW

Feature story | 16 January, 2009 at 10:36

The Arctic Sunrise has embarked on a tour of Brazil to warn against the impacts of climate change and highlight the important role Brazil can play in fighting it.

Japanese whale catcher ship

Image | 16 January, 2009 at 0:00

Japanese whale catcher ship, Yushin Maru No. 2, in Surabaya port, Indonesia for repairs to a damaged propeller. The vessel was in Indonesia as whaling vessels are not permitted into New Zealand or Australian ports.

EDF: pride comes before a fall

Blog entry by Justin | 15 January, 2009

French electricity generator EDF were quick to gloat over the thousands of Eastern Europeans left in the cold by the Russia/Ukraine gas dispute this last week. ‘The French must be delighted that the country didn't bet only on gas when...

UK government’s Heathrow expansion threatens global climate change fight

Press release | 15 January, 2009 at 16:42

The UK government’s decision to expand Heathrow airport, announced today, is a serious threat to the fight against global climate change. At full capacity, an expanded Heathrow airport would become the biggest single source of carbon emissions in...

Nuclear News for January 15th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 15 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Fennovoima seeks decision on new Finnish plant ‘In the decision-in-principle application, Fennovoima presents to the Finnish radiation and...

Forest Action at the Meeting of Waters Brazil

Image | 15 January, 2009 at 13:53

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise sails between the Solimoes and Negro rivers, Manaus, Amazon to mark the beginning of the “Save the planet now" shiptour. The shiptour is part of the organization’s global effort to alert the Brazilian people to...

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