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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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Turkey’s nuclear ‘renaissance’: from bad to worse

Blog entry by Justin | 14 October, 2008

More details are emerging of the failed bidding process for the contract to build Turkey’s first nuclear reactor. Not only did the process only attract one bid - meaning it fell foul of Turkish competition laws - it now turns out ...

Nuclear energy news for October 14 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 14 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Nuclear stances differ in degree ‘Republican presidential hopeful John McCain has called for the construction of 45 plants by 2030.

VICTORY! Coal gets the boot in Greece

Blog entry by Lisa | 14 October, 2008 2 comments

Some excellent news from Dimitris, our climate and energy campaigner in Greece . Last week we had a meeting with the CEO of the company that we targeted during the Greek leg of the Quit Coal tour with the Rainbow Warrior . In the...

Captain's Log - The Rainbow Warrior is on a war footing

Blog entry by Lisa | 13 October, 2008 1 comment

The current captain of the Rainbow Warrior is not only a very skilled sailor but an incredibly talented writer! Here's the latest installment from one of my heroes - Mike Finken I am back at sea, presently in the Atlantic Ocean...

Flying high over Indonesia's forests

Blog entry by Jamie | 13 October, 2008

I'm not sure how I managed to persuade my superiors to release me from my normal London-based duties and travel to Indonesia to join the Esperanza for two months, but whatever I did, it worked. I'm here for the second leg of the ...

Vermont Yankee’s money worries

Blog entry by Justin | 13 October, 2008

Poor Vermont Yankee’s troubles just won’t go away. Following the collapse of a cooling tower , a leaking coolant system, and the delivery of radioactive lead shielding , the troubled nuclear reactor has become the latest victim of...

Nuclear energy news for October 13 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 13 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Belarus News: Nuclear power project is fraught with «ordeals», expert says ‘The Belarusian government’s plans to build a nuclear power plant are fraught with...

The king is naked

Blog entry by Juliette | 12 October, 2008 2 comments

What do you call someone who yells that car emissions are putting the climate in danger? A visionary? Environmental activist? Concerned citizen? Captain Obvious? For French President Nicolas Sarkozy, it's none of the above - he likes...

Institute for Delicious Whale Research

Blog entry by brianfit | 10 October, 2008 3 comments

Whaling wonks the world over have been chuckling for years at the Institute for Cetacean Research's wacky, wonderful website , where they spin the Japanese Fisheries Agency's latest propoganda in an (I thought) inimitable combination...

Friday’s fun nuclear facts!

Blog entry by Aslihan | 10 October, 2008

Let’s round off the week again with some more amazing facts from the crazy world of nuclear energy… • According to Nobel Prize nominee and physician Dr. Helen Caldicott, mutations of recessive genes caused by nuclear waste can take...

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