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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news, Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, and from Greenpeace UK, the Energydesk, reporting on Energy and Climate issues.

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Japan’s nuclear watchdog isn’t policing its own safety standards

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 14 December, 2015

A watchdog that isn’t watching is no watchdog at all. It emerged last week that Japan’s nuclear watchdog, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is failing to conduct adequate safety checks at the country’s nuclear reactors.

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 12 December, 2015 2 comments

The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Parts of ...

If you believe in human rights, you believe in renewable energy for all

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 10 December, 2015 8 comments

Climate change and human rights. We care about them both, but we often think of them separately. Violations of human rights we usually associate with brutal regimes, unjustified imprisonment and violence carried out between people. ...

Three solar power projects where women are taking the lead

Blog entry by Georgie Johnson | 9 December, 2015 1 comment

Forget international climate talks – women around the world are already taking the clean energy transition into their own hands in ways only women can. Yesterday was the third ever 'gender day' at the UN climate talks in Paris...

Why oceans are critical to our climate: 5 facts to keep in mind during COP21

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 9 December, 2015

1. Oceans are the blue heart of our planet. Oceans play a central role in sustaining life on Earth. They provide us with food, resources, jobs, livelihood, and many ecological services that are essential to our very survival. Most...

Exposed: Academics-for-hire agree not to disclose fossil fuel funding

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter and Maeve McClenaghan | 9 December, 2015 2 comments

A Greenpeace undercover investigation has exposed how fossil fuel companies can secretly pay academics at leading American universities to write research that sows doubt about climate science and promotes the companies' commercial...

Town mayor's approval of Takahama reactor restarts is premature and inadequate

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | 7 December, 2015

The decision by Takahama Town's mayor ignores the Japanese people's constitutionally protected right to human dignity. In making his decision to approve the restart of the Takahama 3 and 4 reactors, Mayor Yukata Nose has...

No place for nuclear waste: bearing witness to a dangerous delivery

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 7 December, 2015

When a Greenpeace investigation found that nuclear waste returning to Australia by ship from France has been classified as high-level waste by French authorities, contradicting Australia's claims over its radioactivity, we knew we had...

The critical state of Mother Earth, 2015

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 December, 2015 1 comment

In September of this year, Chief Phil Lane Jr. (Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations) asked me to help prepare a document for presentation at the Indigenous World Wisdom Gathering, during the climate conference in Paris. The...

COP21: An open letter to Prime Minister Modi

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 4 December, 2015 2 comments

Dear Prime Minister Modi, I write to you from Paris to express my solidarity as India faces devastating floods in Chennai. I am an African, but my ancestors hailed from the region that is suffering. My thoughts – and the thoughts of...

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