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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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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...

Spin of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 22 July, 2008

Good news, everybody! Nuclear power with all its connotations of bombs and death is getting a makeover. William Tucker, writing in the Wall Street Journal want to rename dirty, contaminating and incompetent nuclear power as ‘...

Great global warming swindle ruled "unfair"

Blog entry by Andrew | 21 July, 2008 2 comments

The UK regulator Ofcom issued findings today rightfully criticizing, "The Great Global Warming Swindle". The Swindle was supposed to be climate change deniers answer to An Inconvenient Truth. Here's the watchdog's main findings: From...

Another week, another leak

Blog entry by Justin | 21 July, 2008

With all the darkly comedic inevitability we’re coming to expect from France’s foremost nuclear ‘experts‘, the news of the leak at Areva’s Tricastin nuclear plant has been followed fast by news of another leak at the company’s ...

Fallout from July 21 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 21 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Niger's Tuareg rebels demand share of uranium cash ‘Niger's Tuareg-led rebel movement chief said his Niger Justice Movement (MNJ), whose desert fighters...

Areva uranium leak update

Blog entry by Justin | 18 July, 2008

More details of the leak at France’s Areva-run Tricastin nuclear plant (see here and here ) are emerging. While the story gets murkier it becomes clearer that things have been very wrong at the plant for some time. The French...

Al Gore vs vested interests

Blog entry by Justin | 18 July, 2008

The big news is Al Gore’s speech outlining what the United States must do to save itself and the planet. Within ten years, according to Gore, the US must have converted to carbon-free energy. It’s a noble aim. Forgive us for being...

Canon Can Save Whales - Competition Winners

Blog entry by Lisa | 18 July, 2008 2 comments

A while back we launched a competition on Flickr , asking folks to create images that would urge the CEO of Canon Japan to voice his opposition against whaling. After receiving many inspirational entries including lots of whale...

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