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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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Message to the UK: be afraid, be very afraid

Blog entry by Justin | 20 January, 2009

Denying yesterday’s news that they were about to adopt ‘modular’ construction techniques for their nuclear reactors, EDF said in a statement : ‘EDF is proposing to use the same construction method for EPRs in the UK as it is using...

Nuclear News for January 20th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 20 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Indybay: The San Onofre Nukes and the M Word ‘Last December we learned that critical safety systems at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Station were potentially...

When change is history, and change is common sense

Blog entry by Karen Sack | 20 January, 2009

I have just witnessed, along with millions of others around the world, the swearing in of President Barack Obama of the United States of America. I was going to be on the Mall just left of the Washington Monument (had the jumbotron...

What question should CNN ask world leaders at Davos?

Blog entry by Andrew | 20 January, 2009 2 comments

From the CNN website : Have you got a burning question you'd like to put to a world business leader? From January 28 to February 1 CNN will be broadcasting live and reporting online from the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

Turkey: nuclear world-beaters

Blog entry by Justin | 19 January, 2009

If you want a glimpse of the fantasy land that the nuclear industry lives in, you couldn’t do better than take a look at what’s going on in Turkey right now. After three previous attempts had to be abandoned, the latest process to...

Nuclear News for January 19th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 19 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Digital Chosunilbo: Korea Resources Corp. Seeks US$1 Billion Uranium Mine ‘Korea Resources Corporation President Kim Shin-jong vowed on Sunday to bring the...

Pink is the new green

Blog entry by Juliette | 19 January, 2009

The Greenpeace world is full of surprises. I was looking around our national websites to see if there was anything new I had missed, and found more than I bargained for. One of my all-time favorite authors, Meg Cabot, is donating all...

Areva: supervillains

Blog entry by Justin | 16 January, 2009 4 comments

We’re about to write to the producers of the James Bond movies with an idea for the story of the next film. We wanted to know what you thought. In our story, a supervillain uses radiation to give a group of people cancer. The people...

Nuclear News for January 16th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 16 January, 2009 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Helsingin Sanomat: Fortum holding back nuclear application ‘Fennovoima, an energy company hoping to get authorisation to build a sixth commercial nuclear reactor...

EDF: pride comes before a fall

Blog entry by Justin | 15 January, 2009

French electricity generator EDF were quick to gloat over the thousands of Eastern Europeans left in the cold by the Russia/Ukraine gas dispute this last week. ‘The French must be delighted that the country didn't bet only on gas when...

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