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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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Action in a coal mine - up close and personal

Blog entry by Lisa | 25 November, 2008

How soon is now?

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 25 November, 2008 1 comment

European leaders have been talking about climate change for a long time, but with just days to go before they're due to decide on the European climate package - a collection of regulations that are intended to cut Europe's emissions...

Carbon capture and the violation of domestic peace

Blog entry by Lisa | 24 November, 2008 3 comments

I have just been released from a police station in Konin after taking part in an action today. I am back at our camp now - inside the dome - trying to make my frozen fingers move so I can tell you about it. This morning, 22 of us...

What lies behind INB’s optimism?

Blog entry by Justin | 24 November, 2008

Here’s a very upbeat and optimistic assessment of the Brazilian unranium mining industry from INB (Nuclear Industries of Brazil) superintendent of Mineral Production, Adriano Maciel Tavares: He said that, after entry into operation...

Nuclear decommissioning then and now

Blog entry by Justin | 24 November, 2008

There’s a very interesting (if biased towards the nuclear industry) film on the BBC’s website about the decommissioning programme at the UK’s Sellafield nuclear facility. The work, as you’d expect, is complex and fraught with...

Nuclear News for November 24th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 24 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Gulf News: Iranian delegation set to skip Gulf Nuclear Energy conference ‘Abu Dhabi: Organisers of the Gulf Nuclear Energy conference have called on the Iranian...

Journey to the center of the Earth

Blog entry by Andrew | 24 November, 2008

Just found this update from Lisa in my in box. It's her first look at the climate rescue station (perched beside a coal mine in Poland). I have arrived at the Climate Rescue Station! Sadly - Gene went home to India today. He's such a...

GMO Alert!

Blog entry by brianfit | 21 November, 2008 2 comments

Thanks to all of you that have already responded to our call to stop Gentically Modified Organisms in European Union! You've generated more than 35,000 letters so far, but only 13 days remain before the vote! EU ministers on the...

Areva: childishness as a business model

Blog entry by Justin | 21 November, 2008

Most of us know or have known small children. They’re yapping, disobedient and impatient little creatures, unable to follow the simplest instruction or defer the smallest gratification. Ask a small child to wait five minutes before he...

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...

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