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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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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)...

How many Heads of State does it take to water down action on climate change?

Blog entry by Jess | 12 December, 2008

Wondering where EU leaders are with the EU Climate Deal? Last week, Gavin was demanding that the EU Quit Coal from the top of a smokestack in Konin. This week, he is back in at the UN meeting on climate change. He is demanding...

The Nuclear Industry vs Reality

Blog entry by Justin | 11 December, 2008 2 comments

One of the features of the nuclear industry that makes you doubt your own sanity (and trust us, there are many) is the way in which it manages to operate outside of conventional reality. It’s as if it exists in a parallel universe...

Greenpeace Canada: McGuinty and Smitherman’s Legacy - Radioactive Waste

Blog entry by Justin | 11 December, 2008

Whatever civilization exists in North America a million years from now, it will still be dealing with Dalton McGuinty’s most long-lasting legacy – radioactive waste. No matter what members of the McGuinty government or nuclear...

Nuclear News for December 11th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 11 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Science Daily: Wind, Water And Sun Beat Biofuels, Nuclear And Coal For Clean Energy ‘The best ways to improve energy security, mitigate global warming and reduce...

What sort of fisheries manager are you?

Blog entry by Lisa | 11 December, 2008

As the delegates at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting in Korea negotiate tuna into extinction. Our oceans team over there have been asking them to fill out this survey: WHAT SORT OF FISHERIES MANAGER ARE...

Activists block Vattenfall coal excavator in Germany

Blog entry by Lisa | 11 December, 2008 1 comment

Yesterday 29 of our activists in Germany protested at the open-pit lignite mine, Jaenschwalde in Lausitz, against further use of this climate destabilising fuel. A giant "Stop" banner was laid out in front of a huge bucket-wheel...

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