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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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What lies behind INB’s optimism?

Blog entry by Justin | 24 November, 2008

Here’s a very upbeat and optimistic assessment of the Brazilian unranium mining industry from INB (Nuclear Industries of Brazil) superintendent of Mineral Production, Adriano Maciel Tavares: He said that, after entry into operation...

Nuclear decommissioning then and now

Blog entry by Justin | 24 November, 2008

There’s a very interesting (if biased towards the nuclear industry) film on the BBC’s website about the decommissioning programme at the UK’s Sellafield nuclear facility. The work, as you’d expect, is complex and fraught with...

Nuclear News for November 24th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 24 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Gulf News: Iranian delegation set to skip Gulf Nuclear Energy conference ‘Abu Dhabi: Organisers of the Gulf Nuclear Energy conference have called on the Iranian...

Journey to the center of the Earth

Blog entry by Andrew | 24 November, 2008

Just found this update from Lisa in my in box. It's her first look at the climate rescue station (perched beside a coal mine in Poland). I have arrived at the Climate Rescue Station! Sadly - Gene went home to India today. He's such a...

GMO Alert!

Blog entry by brianfit | 21 November, 2008 2 comments

Thanks to all of you that have already responded to our call to stop Gentically Modified Organisms in European Union! You've generated more than 35,000 letters so far, but only 13 days remain before the vote! EU ministers on the...

Areva: childishness as a business model

Blog entry by Justin | 21 November, 2008

Most of us know or have known small children. They’re yapping, disobedient and impatient little creatures, unable to follow the simplest instruction or defer the smallest gratification. Ask a small child to wait five minutes before he...

The return of Bataan?

Blog entry by Justin | 21 November, 2008

Regular readers of Nuclear Reaction may be familiar with the Philippine’s Bataan nuclear reactor . Taking eight years to build between 1976 and 1984, and in a deal that gave $80 million in kickbacks to the then president Ferdinand...

Nuclear News for November 21st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 21 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Easy Bourse: First Australian Uranium Shipped To China – Minister ‘The first Australian uranium has been exported to China, with demand for the fuel likely to...

Tuna tales: a freezing Fijian reports from Korea

Blog entry by brianfit | 21 November, 2008 1 comment

Photo ©Greenpeace/Hilton Lagi Toibau posts this update from Korea: For someone coming from the tropics, not used to putting on four layers of clothes every day, and having never seen snow before, working here in Korea has been a...

Greenpeace Spain: action at Garona

Blog entry by Justin | 20 November, 2008 1 comment

© Greenpeace / Pedro Armestre Early this morning 60 Greenpeace activists have started a direct action at the Garona nuclear power plant. A container was placed at the entrance of the plant with ten Greenpeace people inside, prepared...

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