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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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"Whaling as a business hardly justifies the environmental costs" - former Japanese...

Blog entry by Dave | 5 August, 2008 4 comments

Remember my blog from a couple of weeks ago, Killing whales to reduce climate change? I don't think so... ? It was about an article in the English-language newspaper, The Japan Times , which quoted Kunio Yonezawa, "a former IWC...

Fallout from August 5 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 5 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Kansas City InfoZine: Weapons Plutonium Fuel Test Fails ‘Citing the recent failure of an experimental plutonium fuel assembly test at a South Carolina nuclear...

The Guru

Blog entry by Salvatore | 5 August, 2008 2 comments

Enlarge Image Hi there, my name is Will Morris-Julien and I'm a comic artist based in the far west of Wales over here in the UK. Over the last two weeks I have been working with the Greenpeace International Toxic's team on a series...

Greenpeace UK: Time to turn our backs on the failing nuclear industry

Blog entry by Justin | 5 August, 2008 1 comment

‘Friday's announcement that French state owned utility Electricite de France (EDF) had pulled out of a takeover bid for British Energy has left Gordon Brown's nuclear aspirations in disarray. […] So where does it leave us? Well,...

Against nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin | 4 August, 2008 6 comments

We had a comment on the blog from a ColinG making some specific points. You can read his comment here . Responding to his comment allows us to repeat Greenpeace’s stance on nuclear energy and offer examples of why this is the case.

Fallout from August 4 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 4 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: iStockAnalyst: China Able to Produce Forgings for Million-Kilowatt Nuclear Reactors ‘The China First Heavy Industries singed a contract with the China National...

Bid for Britain's nuclear power stations goes piff paff poof

Blog entry by Justin | 1 August, 2008

It's usually poor form to laugh at another's misfortunes, but in this case I feel a slight chortle is more than justified. EDF's bid to takeover British Energy - the semi-state owned company charged with looking after the UK's...

France’s nuclear July: leaks, incompetence, leaks, cover-ups, leaks, spin and leaks

Blog entry by Justin | 1 August, 2008 1 comment

Greenpeace activists protesting in front of the Tricastin Nuclear Power Station (© Greenpeace/Matthieu Barret) With France looking to put itself at the centre of the so-called ‘Nuclear Renaissance’ across the world, it’s worth...

Reading YouTube comments

Blog entry by Juliette | 1 August, 2008 2 comments

If you remember not to take them personally, the comments on YouTube videos can be quite hilarious. Daniel, the man behind our ForestLove video thankfully has a good sense of humor and therefore was not too offended when he read that...

Quote of the Era

Blog entry by Justin | 1 August, 2008

‘Italians have not been able to protect Renaissance art treasures for even as long as one thousand years. Egyptians have not been able to protect the tombs of the Pharaohs for even as long as four thousand years, and some of the graves...

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