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Nuclear reactor debunks own propaganda

Blog entry by Justin | 24 July, 2008

A lot of propaganda surrounding the so-called benefits of nuclear power comes out of the industry. It’s clean, they say. It’s safe, they insist. It’s cheap, they declare. It’s going to help us cut CO2 emissions, they pronounce. It’s a...

Happy Birthday soya moratorium - thanks Chickens!

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 24 July, 2008 7 comments

Why did the chickens invade McDonalds ? To save the Amazon rainforest. Today is the second anniversary of the moratorium on buying soya from newly deforested areas in the Amazon, or from farms using indentured or forced labourers.

‘Slightly contaminated’

Blog entry by Justin | 24 July, 2008

It could be argued that the ultimate aim of Greenpeace (and by extension this blog) is to put itself out of a job. If everybody would just do their bit for their environment, all the lovely people at Greenpeace could pack up and go...

Fallout from July 24 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 24 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Contracts for new US Areva plants ‘Two contracts have been awarded related to new Areva facilities in the USA. One concerns an environmental...

Killing whales to reduce climate change? I don't think so...

Blog entry by Dave | 24 July, 2008 13 comments

I've just been reading an interesting article in Tuesday's English-language Japan Times . Journalist Bharti Legros eats some whale meat at a restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo, but then explores the different aspects of the whaling issue -...

You can’t take the politics out of nuclear

Blog entry by Justin | 23 July, 2008

The UK’s government announced its ‘ Strategic Siting Assessment system ’ this week. It will decide on ‘credible’ sites for the country’s new generation of nuclear power stations. Moving past the multitude of problems and potential...

Fallout from July 23 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 23 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Space War: Nuke-proofing the U.S. border ‘Confusion and miscommunication at border crossings allowed large amounts of potentially dangerous materials to enter the...

Free speech and The Swindle

Blog entry by Andrew | 23 July, 2008

I posted about the Great Global Warming Swindle before, but just saw this article from the Sydney Morning Herald titled " Climate program swindled viewers ". The Swindle was shown on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (different ABC...

Nuclear energy: the miracle worker

Blog entry by Justin | 22 July, 2008 1 comment

So, nuclear energy. It’s clean, we’re told. It’s safe. It’s cheap. It has the power to save us all say its friends. Did you know it also has the power to bring down governments, release criminals from jail, and make the seriously ill...

Fallout from July 22 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 22 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Canadian Press: Nuclear safety watchdog rejected AECL report into isotope controversy: documents ‘The nuclear safety regulator wanted Atomic Energy of Canada...

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