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Our weblogs from around the world. Making waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news. Nuclear reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, Cool IT provides updates from our IT industry climate campaign, and the Climate rescue weblog focuses on all things climate.

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Japan should not be a nuclear playground

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 24, 2014 2 comments

Op-ed originally published on Kyodo News. A busy playground beams with hope and echoes with giggles. It was in this safe place, three months after the disaster, that I heard infectious ripples of laughter from children going back...

The mythologies of thorium and uranium

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | March 24, 2014 108 comments

Thorium and uranium represent the heaviest naturally occurring elements on Earth. Both were named after ancient gods: Uranus was the principal Greek god of the sky while Thor was the Norse (and broadly Germanic) god of a thunder. ...

Facing up to the climate reality

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | March 24, 2014 2 comments

In what is expected to be a grim reading, the world's leading climate scientists will give their latest assessment about the dangers of global warming next week. They will warn us not only what damage the burning of fossil fuels is...

Defining deforestation. And why General Mills should do it.

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | March 22, 2014

General Mills announced a revised palm oil sourcing policy last Friday, joining the growing movement of companies that have taken steps to clean their supply chains from deforestation. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble is still lagging...

Shareholders need to know the risks of investing in unsustainable fishery

Blog entry by Elsa Lee | March 21, 2014

Fishermen know that if they want fish for the future, they need to let small fish to grow into bigger ones. For a fishing company, the CEO should also know that in order to have his business survive in the long run, the company need to...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | March 21, 2014 2 comments

We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you should help. 1. 300 million...

The Nuclear Security Summit fails to address the big hazards

Blog entry by Jorien de Lege | March 20, 2014 2 comments

World leaders are coming together at The Hague in the Netherlands next week for the Nuclear Security Summit to talk about what Barack Obama called "one of the greatest threat to international security": nuclear terrorism. That does...

Greenpeace activists occupy France's Fessenheim nuclear power plant to say "Stop...

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | March 18, 2014 2 comments

Around 60 Greenpeace activists from 14 countries entered France's Fessenheim nuclear power plant this morning to send the message that the ageing plant should be closed. Our people unfurled a banner next to the Fessenheim Number 1...

Breakthrough! Japanese retailer AEON champions sustainable seafood

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | March 18, 2014

They said it couldn't be done. They said you couldn't change Japanese attitudes to eating seafood. They laughed when we said we planned to change the way some of Japan's biggest corporations, retailers, wholesalers and restaurants buy...

Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper | March 17, 2014 5 comments

Today, we launched a case at the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, who spent two months in Russian jail for a peaceful protest to save the Arctic. The 30 individuals are requesting "just compensation"...

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