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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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Nuclear and human rights: counting the cash, ignoring the cost

Blog entry by Justin | 10 December, 2008

Today is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . It turns out that the UDHR is roughly the same age as the nuclear industry. So, it bears repeating that the nuclear industry walks hand in hand with some of...

Nuclear News for December 10th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 10 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: G-Online: Is your garlic irradiated? ‘Want irradiated garlic? Go to the supermarket and buy Chinese garlic. I saw documents the other day from the Chinese nuclear...

Activists demand action at COP 14

Blog entry by Jess | 10 December, 2008

With only 2 1/2 days officially left in the negotiations, our activists decided it was about time to remind the ministers the climate crisis waits for no one, and that the important decisions on climate change need to be made now. The...

Concert for the Climate

Blog entry by Jess | 10 December, 2008

Last night's concert was spectacular. It was pretty cold out there but that didn't stop a crowd from gathering in Plac Wolnosci to watch the Britten Sinfonia play for almost two hours. The concert was opened with messages from Bianca...

Make a noise. Be heard.

Blog entry by Juliette | 10 December, 2008 3 comments

I have a confession to make: I lead a double life. Besides being an intern at Greenpeace International, I also do a master's degree in International Law. International Human Rights Law has a prominent place in the program I follow, and...

Solar Generation at the Climate Rescue Station

Blog entry by Lisa | 10 December, 2008

Three young delegates in Poznan, from our Solar Generation team, have written about their experiences in Poznan and visiting the Climate Rescue Station in Konin (from left to right in the image above: Andrea, Leah and Asia) By Leah,...

Wake up, Freak Out

Blog entry by Lisa | 9 December, 2008

I posted this to our general blog, Making Waves , a while back but I love this animation so much I reckon it deserves another posting over here - especially during the Poznan talks. If you haven't already done so - please spread this...

Feeling the heat at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Blog entry by Justin | 9 December, 2008

So what’s going on at Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant? This is the biggest nuclear power plant in the world and the combined capacity of its seven reactors is 7,965 MW. But like EPR, the biggest reactor in the world, it...

Nuclear News for December 9th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 9 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Wall Street Journal: Nuked: Economic Downturn Threatens Nuclear Power’s Renaissance, Too ‘The economic slowdown and collapsing oil prices have generated plenty of...

Not just trees

Blog entry by Jess | 9 December, 2008 1 comment

Over the last week I have learned that the best way to figure out what is happening at this meeting is to listen to what people are talking about in the hallways and then ask someone about it. The last couple of days I’ve been hearing...

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