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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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The chain reaction continues as ship number two is immobilised

Blog entry by Jamie | 12 November, 2008

So despite several requests to leave Dumai, we haven't left (even though the harbour master visited the ship this afternoon and turned out to be a really nice guy). The reason for that is that we have a bigger and much more...

Contaminated water around Brazil's Caetité uranium mine: update

Blog entry by Justin | 12 November, 2008

Following confirmation of Greenpeace’s findings that uranium has entered the water supply surrounding Brazil’s Caetité uranium mine , the mine’s operator INB (Brazilian Nuclear Industries) are to be investigated by the country’s...

Mini nuclear reactors: don’t celebrate yet

Blog entry by Justin | 12 November, 2008 5 comments

Over the weekend, the UK’s Observer newspaper ran a story about ‘nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power 20,000 homes’. The reactors, the story said, will be available in five years, cost $25 million each,...

Quote of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 12 November, 2008 1 comment

On the matter of the US government covering up the loss of a nuclear weapon in northern Greenland when a B-52 bomber crashed there in 1968, William H Chambers, formerly of Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory had this to say : ‘The bottom...

Nuclear News for November 12th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 12 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: A radioactive cheese grater at Genesee Township landfill points out toxic dangers from Chinese products ‘According to the state Department of...

Wanted: your opinions on our palm oil actions

Blog entry by Jamie | 12 November, 2008

The Jakarta Post , Indonesia's main English-language newspaper, is asking for readers' opinions on our recent activities in Dumai : Greenpeace has blocked several palm oil shipments, preventing them from leaving Indonesia, and has...

The mysterious ways of nuclear reactor construction

Blog entry by Justin | 11 November, 2008 1 comment

Even away from its culture of cover-up and lack of transparency in its dealings, the nuclear industry is one wrapped in riddles, mystery, and wonder. The unanswered questions stretch on as far as the eye can see. Tom Burke, of the...

Nuclear News for November 11th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 11 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: IAEA finds traces of uranium at Syrian site ‘United Nations investigators have found traces of uranium at a Syrian site Israel bombed in September...

Greenpeace climber brought down in front of cops, spectators and fruit sellers

Blog entry by Jamie | 11 November, 2008 2 comments

I was hoping we'd make the anchor chain occupation last for at least 24 hours and earlier this morning it was looking like we'd make it. However, we lost out by about 40 minutes because at 12.45pm our climber was removed from the...

Under the sea: cold water reef video

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 11 November, 2008 5 comments

Here's a little-known fact: Norway hosts a majority of the world's known cold-water coral reefs. And if you've never seen what a cold-water coral reef looks like, the stunning video here is unforgettable: As...

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