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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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The return of Bataan?

Blog entry by Justin | 21 November, 2008

Regular readers of Nuclear Reaction may be familiar with the Philippine’s Bataan nuclear reactor . Taking eight years to build between 1976 and 1984, and in a deal that gave $80 million in kickbacks to the then president Ferdinand...

Nuclear News for November 21st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 21 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Easy Bourse: First Australian Uranium Shipped To China – Minister ‘The first Australian uranium has been exported to China, with demand for the fuel likely to...

Tuna tales: a freezing Fijian reports from Korea

Blog entry by brianfit | 21 November, 2008 1 comment

Photo ©Greenpeace/Hilton Lagi Toibau posts this update from Korea: For someone coming from the tropics, not used to putting on four layers of clothes every day, and having never seen snow before, working here in Korea has been a...

Greenpeace Spain: action at Garona

Blog entry by Justin | 20 November, 2008 1 comment

© Greenpeace / Pedro Armestre Early this morning 60 Greenpeace activists have started a direct action at the Garona nuclear power plant. A container was placed at the entrance of the plant with ten Greenpeace people inside, prepared...

Greenpeace Canada: The Nuclear Industry’s Radioactive Legacy

Blog entry by Justin | 20 November, 2008

The nuclear industry has been in Port Hope Ontario for 70 years and its environmental impacts continue to divide the community. We may not hear about it often in national and international newspapers, but local groups are fighting...

Nuclear News for November 20th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 20 November, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Nuclear Engineering International: All quiet on South African nuclear plans ‘South African state utility Eskom has again deferred the announcement of the preferred...

Amazon could be opened to even more destruction

Blog entry by Jess | 20 November, 2008 2 comments

Brazilian Congress is under the serious influence by the agribusiness sector, that much is clear. They are currently trying to change legislation that would open even more of the Amazon to be cleared. If losing the forest in the...

Whaling called "pointless" by Japan government spokesperson

Blog entry by Andrew | 20 November, 2008 3 comments

Japan's whaling has never made much sense to me. But then I'm a Greenpeace activist. It's pretty interesting to hear the same sentiment from someone who defended whaling in his role as an official spokesperson . From today's Sydney...

Forests for Climate - Slideshow

Blog entry by Jess | 20 November, 2008 1 comment

Check out this slideshow put together by Jamie, webby onboard the Esperanza for the Forests for Climate tour. I found the images of forest destruction shocking and the the bravery of the activists inspiring. Thanks Jamie. ...

When Jozwin met Jharia

Blog entry by Lisa | 20 November, 2008

Gene, at the Climate Rescue Station, compares the coal mining industry in Poland to what he has seen in his home country - India. On the streets of Amsterdam, on the off chance that you're paying any attention to the pavement, you...

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