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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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Slash and burn in the forests of Sumatra

Blog entry by Jamie | 5 November, 2008 2 comments

We've arrived in Sungai Pakning, a small port on the coast of Riau in Sumatra, and the Esperanza is anchored in a wide, silty channel running between the mainland and two islands, Pulau Bengkalis and Pulau Padang. The soupy water...

America’s nuclear future

Blog entry by Justin | 5 November, 2008

So, the United States has a new president. Where does Barack Obama’s victory leave the nuclear industry? It means, at least, that John McCain’s plans for 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 can now be forgotten. Obama is more of a...

Turkey gets ahead of itself

Blog entry by Justin | 5 November, 2008

As we’ve said before here at Nuclear Reaction, we admire drive, determination and ambition. Those qualities sent people into outer space, discovered cures for all manner of diseases, and gave us The Simpsons. But while praise is...

Nuclear News for November 5th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 5 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Economist: When nuclear sheriffs quarrel ‘The job of keeping sensitive materials away from pariahs was always hard—and now it’s marred by squabbles’ Trading...

Memo to Obama

Blog entry by brianfit | 5 November, 2008 9 comments

Thank you, Barack Obama, for giving all of us new hope for a changed America. We're non-partisan here at Greenpeace. We don't have any permanent allies or enemies. We support policies, not politicians. We endorse deeds, not words. ...

Cycling through Sumatra to meet orang-utans

Blog entry by Jamie | 5 November, 2008

posted on behalf of Madeleine, captain of the Esperanza In early 1995, sailing on a Greenpeace ship was still just a dream for me. I had applied several times over the years, but I never received anything other than the standard...

Mochovce 3 and 4: Slovakia hopes for the best

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2008

We at Nuclear Reaction would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico. Yesterday Mr Fico made and announcement on Slovakia’s nuclear future stunning in its originality, innovation and sheer...

Head Heritage: Nuclear is not the climate solution

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2008

‘Nuclear isn't a real low-carbon technology. Firstly, nuclear power stations take a long time to design and construct. We need carbon cuts to be as swift as possible. The same amount of emission avoided today is worth more than it...

Nuclear News for November 4th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Further delay for Rokkasho reprocessing plant ‘The trial operation of the Rokkasho used nuclear fuel reprocessing facility is not expected to...

The curse of Areva: Olkiluoto 3, Flamanville and now Aiken

Blog entry by Justin | 3 November, 2008

More bad and almost unbelievable news has emerged from the ongoing and disastrous construction of the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR reactor in Finland. In September when it found that the welding of the reactor’s steel lining was substandard...

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