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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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Memo to Obama

Blog entry by brianfit | 5 November, 2008 9 comments

Thank you, Barack Obama, for giving all of us new hope for a changed America. We're non-partisan here at Greenpeace. We don't have any permanent allies or enemies. We support policies, not politicians. We endorse deeds, not words. ...

Cycling through Sumatra to meet orang-utans

Blog entry by Jamie | 5 November, 2008

posted on behalf of Madeleine, captain of the Esperanza In early 1995, sailing on a Greenpeace ship was still just a dream for me. I had applied several times over the years, but I never received anything other than the standard...

Mochovce 3 and 4: Slovakia hopes for the best

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2008

We at Nuclear Reaction would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico. Yesterday Mr Fico made and announcement on Slovakia’s nuclear future stunning in its originality, innovation and sheer...

Head Heritage: Nuclear is not the climate solution

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2008

‘Nuclear isn't a real low-carbon technology. Firstly, nuclear power stations take a long time to design and construct. We need carbon cuts to be as swift as possible. The same amount of emission avoided today is worth more than it...

Nuclear News for November 4th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Further delay for Rokkasho reprocessing plant ‘The trial operation of the Rokkasho used nuclear fuel reprocessing facility is not expected to...

The curse of Areva: Olkiluoto 3, Flamanville and now Aiken

Blog entry by Justin | 3 November, 2008

More bad and almost unbelievable news has emerged from the ongoing and disastrous construction of the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR reactor in Finland. In September when it found that the welding of the reactor’s steel lining was substandard...

The Financial Times: Finland's symbol of resurrection becomes showcase for hassles,...

Blog entry by Justin | 3 November, 2008

Finland's Olkiluoto power station was meant to symbolise the resurrection of nuclear power after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and to act as a showcase for Areva of France's new EPR reactor technology. [...] Instead, Olkiluoto has...

Nuclear News for November 1st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 3 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: John Pilger: Under cover of racist myth, a new land grab in Australia ‘In a report for the Guardian, John Pilger describes the deception behind the pretext for a...

A VIP tour of the Esperanza

Blog entry by Jamie | 3 November, 2008 2 comments

While we were docked in Jakarta last week, hundreds of people came to see the Esperanza and take a tour around the bridge. These included Greenpeace supporters, journalists and the general public, but there was one group that was...

A comedy of nuclear errors

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Covering the various disasters, leaks, deceptions and cover-ups of the nuclear industry, as we do here daily at Nuclear Reaction, it’s difficult not to develop a rather dark sense of humour. Some days it’s hard not to laugh at some of...

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