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Nuclear News: 15,000 demonstrated against nuclear power in Germany with 52 kilometres...

Blog entry by Justin | 27 February, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: IndyMedia: 15,000 demonstrated against nuclear power in Germany with 52 kilometres of light ‘Despite icy weather and light rain some 15,000 Germans demonstrated against nuclear power...

Clean Coal Clean!

Blog entry by laurak | 27 February, 2009

This parody ad being run in the United States by Reality is genius: It's directed by the Coen brothers and is a response to heavy advertising by the coal industry in favour of 'clean coal'. There is also a great...

OL3 dents Areva profits

Blog entry by Justin | 26 February, 2009

So, the construction of the OL3 EPR reactor at Olkiluoto in Finland has been such a disaster, it is now directly impacting on the builder’s profits. French nuclear clowns Areva have today announced that their profits have been slashed...

Nuclear News: Light houses from nuclear to solar energy

Blog entry by Justin | 26 February, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Barents Observer: Light houses from nuclear to solar energy ‘Since 2001 169 radioactive strontium batteries (RTGs) have been removed from light houses along the coast of the Kola...

GM maize protest in Mexico City Square

Image | 26 February, 2009 at 16:00

26 February - Mexico. Using native maize, activists draw out a 4,500 meter square map of mexico, demanding the government protect their crops from GE contamination. Read more in Spanish .

Philips: from zero to hero

Blog entry by brianfit | 26 February, 2009 5 comments

Sometimes, the story inside the office is sooooo much richer than the official news. Yesterday, I walked over to the coffee machine to see one of our Toxics campaigners tanking up on caffeine he clearly didn't need. He was...

Live Q&A: George Monbiot on nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin | 26 February, 2009

Join Britain's leading environmental commentator tomorrow to discuss one of the most divisive of green issues: nuclear power. At 12pm [UK time, 1pm CET] this Thursday, George Monbiot will be online for a live web chat to answer your...

Electronics giant Philips takes a big step forward with change in recycling policy

Press release | 26 February, 2009 at 7:32

Greenpeace welcomes Philips' announcement of a change in its recycling policy. Earlier this week Philips confirmed that the costs of recycling its products should no longer be paid directly by the consumer through an additional fixed fee but...

VICTORY! Philips accepts recycling responsibility

Feature story | 26 February, 2009 at 0:00

We are delighted that Philips has announced a change in its recycling policy, taking responsibility for the cost of recycling its own products. Earlier this week Philips confirmed that these costs should no longer be paid directly by its...

Aftermath of Bushfires in Australia

Image | 26 February, 2009 at 0:00

26 February - Australia. A statue of a pair of kissing cherubs stand amongst the ruins of a Pheasant Creek home destroyed by forest fires - now increasing with climate change. Read more.

Romania and Bulgaria in illegal nuclear state aid accusations

Blog entry by Justin | 25 February, 2009

Time and time again the same questions must be asked: if nuclear power is the miracle its industry and supporters say it is, why must the taxpayer pay its bills, why must its public consultations be rigged, and why must it risk...

Nuclear News: U.S. Energy Department Cannot Account for Nuclear Materials at 15 Locations

Blog entry by Justin | 25 February, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: NTI: U.S. Energy Department Cannot Account for Nuclear Materials at 15 Locations ‘A number of U.S. institutions with licenses to hold nuclear material reported to the Energy...

Greenpeace welcomes India's phase-out of 400 million incandescent bulbs

Press release | 25 February, 2009 at 15:15

Greenpeace today welcomed India's first step on its National Action Plan on Climate Change, a market mechanism that will phase out incandescent bulbs, but called for clear targets and timelines on the other proposals listed in the plan.

India light bulb phase out: setting a smart example

Feature story | 25 February, 2009 at 0:00

How many light bulbs can 1 billion people change? About 400 million wasteful incandescent bulbs, in India’s case. Today, India has put in place a market mechanism that will phase out incandescent bulbs, making way for a cleaner energy future. The...

Old Philips TV at a Ghana scrap yard

Image | 25 February, 2009 at 0:00

An old Philips TV at a scrap yard in Ghana.

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