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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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Thirsty thinking of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 8 October, 2008

Nuclear power can help with the water shortage in the Middle East. You heard us. Despite the millions of litres of water needed every day just to cool a nuclear reactor, the wonder technology can help irrigate one of the driest places...

Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant: strange priorities

Blog entry by Justin | 8 October, 2008 1 comment

Life is a series of compromises and trade offs. We balance every decision we make. We prioritise. Doing that means we can’t do this. Doing this means we can’t do that. Everything has as opportunity cost. Take Lithuania for example.

Nuclear energy news for October 8 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 8 October, 2008

Some other news stories from the nuclear energy industry you may have missed: Bloomberg: JPMorgan Cuts Uranium Price Forecasts, Citing Crisis ‘JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its forecast for uranium prices through 2010 because of...

McCain needs to go back to math class

Blog entry by Jess | 8 October, 2008 5 comments

Last night, during the second US presidential debate, Senator McCain announced that nuclear power could solve the problem of global warming, “The best way of fixing it? Nuclear power.” It doesn’t matter how many times I hear it, I’m...

They don't just save the climate

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 7 October, 2008 2 comments

Amec: looking forward to the past

Blog entry by Justin | 7 October, 2008 1 comment

We’ve decided to make some big changes here at Nuclear Reaction. We’re getting rid of our computers and replacing them with typewriters. We’re giving up our email and telephones and taking up smoke signals and semaphore. We’ve stopped...

Nuclear energy news for October 7 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 7 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Nuclear power back on German political agenda ‘Although there is no prospect Germany will build new nuclear stations, there are signs some closures could...

Greenpeace and the end of whaling in Australia

Blog entry by brianfit | 7 October, 2008 1 comment

From the history files, here's an audio account by journalist Chris Pash with ABN Newswire Australia about his book, The Last Whale : the story of how whaling was ended in Australia, and Greenpeace's role in making it happen. Pash...

UK nuclear: living up to expectations?

Blog entry by Justin | 6 October, 2008

The UK government is desperate for a new generation of nuclear power stations. But how is the older generation doing? Not well … Six of the UK's ten nuclear stations are not operating at full capacity. Three are completely closed,...

Nuclear energy news for October 6 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 6 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Tehran Times: Ahmadinejad envisions greater Iran-Venezuela cooperation ‘Current world economic conditions have paved the way for more cooperation between Iran and...

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