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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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Don’t rat on your nuclear friends

Blog entry by Aslihan | 4 September, 2008

Finland’s nuclear safety watchdog; STUK had to face a tough decision last week. Greenpeace had published evidence that basic construction standards had been violated in the welding of the reactor building of the European Pressurized...

Cutting down paradise

Blog entry by Lisa | 4 September, 2008

Here's an update from Dean on the Esperanza in Papua New Guinea When we arrived here at Paia Inlet in the Gulf Province - a huge roar greeted the Esperanza crew from hundreds of locals lining the shore. There were people in small log...

Nuclear energy news for September 4 2008

Blog entry by Aslihan | 4 September, 2008

WIBA: Florida Governor Doyle got money from nuclear power company, then softened his stance A new study has found executives of a Florida utility gave Gov. Jim Doyle almost $24,000 weeks before Doyle softened his stance against...

Fires raging in the Amazon

Blog entry by Elaine | 4 September, 2008 1 comment

Here's a story from Jamie in the UK. It's currently the dry season in the Amazon and, as the live webcast last week demonstrated, fires have been decimating large areas. The video crew weren't the only ones documenting the fires...

Increasing Nuclear Waste; Increasing Problems

Blog entry by Aslihan | 3 September, 2008 3 comments

Dangerous accidents, poor economics, deadly waste, and hazards of proliferation – four issues that even the nuclear industry indicated as obstacles for a nuclear boom. Its strategy is now to claim all four have been technically solved,...

Nuclear energy news for September 3 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 3 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: AFP: Russia will complete Iran nuclear plant ‘The Russian company building Iran's first nuclear power plant has renewed a commitment to complete the project, the...

Dutch Nuclear Short-Sightedness

Blog entry by Aslihan | 2 September, 2008 1 comment

Maybe it’s just journalists in The Netherlands, but the repetitive headlines on nuclear energy in the Dutch media show either an absence of memory, or a well-orchestrated, repetitive push for nuclear energy. The latter would be quite...

Nuclear energy news for September 2 2008

Blog entry by Aslihan | 2 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Guardian: Energy: GDF Suez raises profits and possibility of British invasion GDF Suez, the new French energy group, yesterday posted a 20% leap in first-half...

The Safest and Most Powerful?

Blog entry by Aslihan | 1 September, 2008

Since we have been following the Nuclear Industry PR spin closely we constantly have to read and listen to some laughable claims about nuclear energy and how they can get placed in newspapers. One of the funniest ones is European...

125 000 years is a long time

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 1 September, 2008

The Independent reports on the news that for the first time in human history the north pole can be circumnavigated . "New satellite images, taken only two days ago, show that melting ice last week opened up both the fabled North-west...

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