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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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Ridiculous image of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 21 August, 2008

Take a look at the photograph on the front page of the website belonging to STUK , Finland’s nuclear watchdog. Lovely, isn’t it? We don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes into our minds when we think about nuclear...

Potential whistleblowers gagged at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 reactor

Blog entry by Justin | 20 August, 2008

Following last week’s news of serious doubts about safety and inspection standards at the construction of Finland’s ‘state of the art’ Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor, another scandal has emerged involving threats to potential...

Fallout from August 20 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 20 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Boston Globe: Georgia chaos halts nuclear security effort ‘The chaos in Georgia has forced the United States to halt a high-priority program that was helping...

The North Sea ROCKS!

Blog entry by Lisa | 20 August, 2008

Here's an update from Richard Page, one of our oceans campaigners, on what's going on in the North Sea. This week work to protect the Sylt Outer Reef resumed so that now over 100 stones have been strategically placed in order to...

Cold War waste

Blog entry by Justin | 19 August, 2008 1 comment

Yesterday, after commenting on the state of US nuclear weapons waste storage on the Marshall Islands, we said , ‘one would expect that nuclear waste dumps built in the US will be to a better standard’. We take it back – we were wrong...

Fallout from August 19 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 19 August, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Vattenfall sees ease in German nuclear opposition ‘German opposition to nuclear energy is starting to ease but the debate is still too emotional, the...

Marshall Islands: long-lived legacy, short-lived promises

Blog entry by Justin | 18 August, 2008

After twelve years of nuclear weapons testing on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean the US built a radioactive dump in a bomb crater on Runit, one of the islands that hadn’t been vaporised. The site was built in 1979 and Runit...

Fallout from August 18 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 18 August, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Space War: Japan pressured to oppose US-India nuclear deal ‘Anti-nuclear campaigners launched a campaign Friday to press nuclear energy suppliers to stop an accord...

Videos of windmills, wind turbines, and comedy

Blog entry by eoin | 18 August, 2008 1 comment

Been inside a 1.3 megawatt wind turbine yet? Me neither. But Greenpeace volunteer at large Pepijn Koster has, and he made this short video to share it with everyone on YouTube. (There's a funny video after the jump...) ...

Green is great

Blog entry by Justin | 15 August, 2008 1 comment

In a measured and reasoned article for Fox News’ website, journalist Steven Milloy accuses Greenpeace of leading an ‘anti-nuclear jihad ’: ‘Greenpeace has taken its anti-nuclear jihad to Flamanville, Finland, where a private utility...

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