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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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Fossil of the Day

Blog entry by Jess | 3 December, 2008

Every night at 6 pm the atmosphere at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change changes a bit. The corridor outside of hall seven fills with spectators and the Fossil of the Day ceremony takes place. The Climate...

Sending a message to Poland and Poznan

Blog entry by Lisa | 3 December, 2008

Video update from today at the coal fired power plant in Konin, Poland.

Coal action @ night

Blog entry by Lisa | 3 December, 2008

More great images of the action against coal in Poland from our photographers Nick Cobbing and Will Rose

Activists settle in for another night

Blog entry by Jess | 3 December, 2008

The latest update from Gavin as they settle in for another night on the smokestack. It was quite a chilly night with 5 people sharing 3 sleeping bags huddled together, trying to avoid the worst of the wind. This morning the sun has...

GMO vote tomorrow in Brussels

Blog entry by eoin | 3 December, 2008

Europe's food safety checks will be debated tomorrow in an important EU GMO meeting in Brussels. Citizens, environmentalists, activists and food-lovers have sent thousands of messages to every Environment Minister in Europe -- almost...

EPR history repeating: costs up 20 per cent at Flamanville

Blog entry by Justin | 3 December, 2008

You might be forgiven for thinking it was EPR week on Nuclear Reaction. This is the third article about Areva’s ill-fated ‘state of the art’ European Pressurized Reactor this week. And it’s only Wednesday. To tell the truth though,...

Greenpeace Canada: Canadian-made nuclear reactor too dangerous to build

Blog entry by Justin | 3 December, 2008

The new report commissioned by Greenpeace warns that Canada’s CANDU-6 nuclear reactor, designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in the 1970s, is unsafe and too dangerous to build according to modern regulatory standards. The...

Nuclear News for December 3rd 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 3 December, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Hindu: Earthstone signs pact with Niger Republic ‘MUMBAI: The Earthstone group, a diversified multinational group headed by non-resident Indian (NRI) Pankaj...

Video from the smokestack in Poland

Blog entry by Lisa | 3 December, 2008

Here's some great footage from our videographers Stephen Nugent (shooting from the ground) and Will Rose (shooting from the smokestack). I'm glad I am on the ground!!


Blog entry by Jess | 3 December, 2008

Last week, posters resembling the “Yes we Can” Obama posters, starting popping up all over Paris. The two-toned posters featuring French President Nicolas Sarkozy, included one liners - 'Making polluters pay?", 'Producing clean and...

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