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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 News for December 16th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 16 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Counterpunch: Dr. Chu's Nuclear Prescription ‘The reaction from safe-energy advocates is mixed to the proposed appointment of Steven Chu as U.S. energy secretary...

The Marshall Islands: the cost of compassion

Blog entry by Justin | 15 December, 2008

Back in August we told you about the Marshall Islands where the US tested 67 nuclear weapons in the 1940s and 1950s. The concrete dome over the nuclear waste dump on the island of Runit is already deteriorating despite it only being...

Nuclear News for December 15th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 15 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Times of the Internet: Uranium contamination found in Conn. Towns ‘Uranium contamination poses a threat in as many as 16 well water systems serving thousands of...

Ho, ho, ho - funny Christmas video

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 December, 2008 7 comments

From our German office. It's a tongue and cheek update of this video . I don't speak German, so no idea what the text says. Probably "happy holidays" or some such. Translation welcome (please post in the comments). Update: Thanks...

Fossil of the year

Blog entry by Jess | 12 December, 2008 1 comment

3rd place - Russia Russia stormed into third place for today's Fossil of the Day due to its delegation head's final statement that the 25-40% targets for 2020 are "unfounded". Perhaps Russia thinks that there are more eminent, more...

Tricastin: past its prime

Blog entry by Justin | 12 December, 2008

Here at Nuclear Reaction, if we were to name our favourite nuclear power plant, it would probably be Tricastin in France. It’s not that Tricastin is likeable from an environmental or aesthetic point of view - quite the opposite in fact...

Yucca Mountain: no vacancies

Blog entry by Justin | 12 December, 2008

It’s official. The U.S. Department of Energy has admitted that Yucca Mountain, the still under construction nuclear waste depository in Nevada, is full before it’s even open for business . The American nuclear industry will soon have...

Nuclear News for December 12th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 12 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Guardian: Areva's Savannah partners wins $3.3 bln U.S. deal ‘Savannah River Remediation LLC, a business partnership that features French utility Areva, has won...

EU takes a step backwards

Blog entry by Jess | 12 December, 2008

The world has longed looked to the EU for leadership, but today they disappointed and delivered a watered down climate change package. Just when we all started to have a little bit of hope with the US looking like they are finally...

Setting REDD up for failure?

Blog entry by Jess | 12 December, 2008

Recently, changes to the language used in the REDD text threaten to undo 10 + years of progress on Forests for Climate initiatives. Andrea Johnson, Director of the Forests campaign at the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)...

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