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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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Showdown off the coast of Kenya

Blog entry by Jess | 1 October, 2008 5 comments

A few days ago, Somali pirates hijacked a Ukrainian ship off the coast of Kenya. It seemed to be pirate business at usual, until they realized that they were in command of a ship carrying about US $30 million worth of weapons. The...

Atomic Economics & Senator McCain

Blog entry by Justin | 1 October, 2008

Just as Americans are being asked to back the biggest bailout in U.S. history, Senator McCain’s would again put the American taxpayer on the hook for yet another corporate giveaway. Senator McCain wants to build 100 more nuclear...

Nuclear accidents and fatalities: the numbers

Blog entry by Justin | 1 October, 2008 4 comments

In an article for EnergyBiz magazine , Benjamin K. Sovacool has some figures on the number of accidents and casualties caused by the nuclear industry: One recent study published in the May issue of Energy Policy looked at major...

Nuclear energy news for October 1 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 1 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: New York Times: A Bad India Deal ‘The House of Representatives approved President Bush’s ill-conceived nuclear agreement with India last week, shrugging off...

India’s nuclear industry: life imitates The Simpsons once more

Blog entry by Justin | 30 September, 2008

There’s a scene in The Simpsons Movie where Homer, on his way to empty the silo full of his pet pig’s poo, gets a call from his friend Lennie telling him that the local doughnut store is giving away free doughnuts. Weak, weak Homer,...

Nuclear energy news for September 30 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 30 September, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Guardian: UK's renewable energy efforts 'ineffective' ‘"We estimate that, in 2005 terms, it [British green power] costs around 13.5 US cents per kilowatt hour...

McCain plays the nuclear game

Blog entry by Justin | 29 September, 2008

On the subject of the law’s of thermodynamics, (beat poet Allen) Ginsberg’s Theorem posits the following rules: 1. You can't win. 2. You can't break even. 3. You can't even quit the game. Reading the news from the nuclear industry...

Nuclear energy news for September 29 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 29 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Financial Times: Cracks appear in the French nuclear consensus ‘Hopes of new markets have been threatened by a series of low-level incidents at the nearby nuclear...

Friday’s fun nuclear facts!

Blog entry by Justin | 26 September, 2008 1 comment

Let’s round off the week with some amazing facts from the whacky world of nuclear energy… • The UK’s 60,000 tonnes of nuclear waste is difficult to visualise. Instead, imagine a pile of 15,000 elephants. That’s around a quarter of the...

Greenpeace UK: Rhetoric vs reality

Blog entry by Justin | 26 September, 2008

Yesterday: "I want British companies and British workers to seize the opportunity and lead the world in the transformation to a low carbon economy and I believe that we can create in modern green manufacturing and service one million...

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