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Greenpeace weblogs

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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Greenpeace Canada: Canadian-made nuclear reactor too dangerous to build

Blog entry by Justin | 3 December, 2008

The new report commissioned by Greenpeace warns that Canada’s CANDU-6 nuclear reactor, designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in the 1970s, is unsafe and too dangerous to build according to modern regulatory standards. The...

Nuclear News for December 3rd 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 3 December, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Hindu: Earthstone signs pact with Niger Republic ‘MUMBAI: The Earthstone group, a diversified multinational group headed by non-resident Indian (NRI) Pankaj...

Video from the smokestack in Poland

Blog entry by Lisa | 3 December, 2008

Here's some great footage from our videographers Stephen Nugent (shooting from the ground) and Will Rose (shooting from the smokestack). I'm glad I am on the ground!!


Blog entry by Jess | 3 December, 2008

Last week, posters resembling the “Yes we Can” Obama posters, starting popping up all over Paris. The two-toned posters featuring French President Nicolas Sarkozy, included one liners - 'Making polluters pay?", 'Producing clean and...

Up the smokestack without an agreement

Blog entry by Lisa | 2 December, 2008

Five of our activists, including the head of our international Climate and Energy campaign are still up the smokestack tonight urging the government of Poland to come to a meaningful agreement to reduce CO2 emissions. Will Rose, our...

Change starts here

Blog entry by Jess | 2 December, 2008

It is day two of the UN climate negotiations and the conference center is starting to buzz. Most of our climate experts have arrived in Poznan and our office is full of laptops, empty coffee mugs and buzzing cell phones. One of the...

Watching CO2 continuously pumped into the atmosphere

Blog entry by Jess | 2 December, 2008 1 comment

The latest update from Gavin. He's been on a smokestack at the Patnow coal powered station in Konin, Poland since early this morning. The sun has set and the wind is still howling on the smoke stack here at Patnow coal power station.

Top 10 big energy myths

Blog entry by Andrew | 2 December, 2008

The Guardian has a good article on the " Top 10 big energy myths ". It explains solar and wind power are ready for the prime time, and some other good ones. Myth 4: nuclear power is cheaper than other low-carbon sources of...

Activists arrested as climbers scale a coal chimney in Poland

Blog entry by Lisa | 2 December, 2008 2 comments

Here's my first vlog from the action today - more soon!

The Nuclear Reaction Christmas competition

Blog entry by Justin | 2 December, 2008 1 comment

Ever wished you were one of the corporate big boys with prime ministers and presidents hanging on your every word and throwing cash at you? Ever wanted to display your incompetence and open yourself to ridicule on a global stage? ...

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