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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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Killing whales to reduce climate change? I don't think so...

Blog entry by Dave | 24 July, 2008 13 comments

I've just been reading an interesting article in Tuesday's English-language Japan Times . Journalist Bharti Legros eats some whale meat at a restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo, but then explores the different aspects of the whaling issue -...

You can’t take the politics out of nuclear

Blog entry by Justin | 23 July, 2008

The UK’s government announced its ‘ Strategic Siting Assessment system ’ this week. It will decide on ‘credible’ sites for the country’s new generation of nuclear power stations. Moving past the multitude of problems and potential...

Fallout from July 23 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 23 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Space War: Nuke-proofing the U.S. border ‘Confusion and miscommunication at border crossings allowed large amounts of potentially dangerous materials to enter the...

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...

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