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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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Zurich votes emphatically for nuclear power phase-out

Blog entry by Justin | 1 December, 2008

In another demonstration of the lack of public confidence in nuclear power, citizens of Zurich, Switzerland voted yesterday to phase-out the city’s use of nuclear energy. Over 76 per cent of those voting supported the phase-out. More...

‘The EPR is the mother of all nuclear power reactors’

Blog entry by Justin | 1 December, 2008

Or so says India journalist Pallava Bagla , in France at the invitation of the French government, about France’s so-called flagship European Pressurized Water Reactor which Bagla suggests India is considering purchasing. ‘Mother’ is a...

Nuclear News for December 1st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 1 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Idaho Samizdat: NRC public meeting Dec 10 on Areva's Idaho plant ‘Areva's planned $2.4 billion uranium enrichment plant, to be built about 18 miles west of Idaho...

Climate change starts here

Blog entry by Lisa | 30 November, 2008 2 comments

After a lot of hard work setting this up - some of the activists at the Climate Rescue Station managed to hang a message over the side of the mine. The mine security freaked out and cut the ropes that were holding the letters... ...

Game Over

Blog entry by Lisa | 29 November, 2008

The open cast mines around here are massive and seem to go on an on for miles. I had never seen an open mine before I came here but they are the most ugly looking landscapes. It's difficult to appreciate the size of one unless you go...

Back at camp

Blog entry by Lisa | 29 November, 2008

I got back to the Climate Rescue Station from Warsaw last night. We just had a Polish photographer, Karol Grygoruk, here for a few days. Here's some of his lovely pictures. More updates soon...

George Bush’s uranium rush

Blog entry by Justin | 28 November, 2008

With only a matter of days left of his presidency George Bush is a man in a hurry. And with its future under an Obama presidency currently uncertain, so is the nuclear industry. (Fast forward to one minute) ‘You like the...

Nuclear News for November 28th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 28 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Tennessean.com: Foes slam nuclear waste plan ‘A Bush administration project aimed at reprocessing nuclear waste in a global sharing arrangement is bringing...

Get serious!

Blog entry by Lisa | 28 November, 2008 1 comment

Whenever I talk to people outside Greenpeace they have the impression that all we do is create trouble, say "no" to a lot of things, hang banners and get arrested. Well I guess that's understandable since that's the stuff the media...

Coalaholics meeting in Poland gets Greenpeace gift

Blog entry by Lisa | 27 November, 2008 1 comment

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