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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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Beijing Olympics hang under a clound of smog

Blog entry by Andrew | 28 July, 2008 1 comment

Air quality levels in Beijing are still far from World Health Organization standards. From ABS-CBN news : Beijing's air quality is still falling well short of international guidelines, despite desperate efforts to clean the Olympic...

Missing: One nuclear reactor part. Goes by the name of ‘Potentially fatal dose’

Blog entry by Justin | 28 July, 2008

There was mystery and intrigue at Canada’s Bruce nuclear power station over the weekend as it was revealed that a highly radioactive metal part of the reactor was ‘lost’ by the company refurbishing the reactor. We say ‘mystery and...

Greenpeace UK: Whitehall farce explodes over nuclear clean-up and clean energy...

Blog entry by Justin | 28 July, 2008

‘Well, what do you know? Another news story has broken which demonstrates that the UK's nuclear industry is not the robust, well-managed machine our ministers would have us believe. The government has sneaked out a report assessing the...

Fallout from July 28 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 28 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Yahoo! News: India's global ambition and the nuclear deal ‘For three decades, India has craved a nuclear energy deal that would bring prestige and advanced...

Bryan Adams supports Junichi and Toru!

Blog entry by Dave | 28 July, 2008

Well, well. Heres something that just turned up - Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams was on BBC 1 Breakfast TV last month (23rd June), wearing a " Release Junichi and Toru " T-shirt - calling for the release of the two Japanese Greenpeace...

Take action: Contact the Prosecutor about the real whaling scandal

Blog entry by Dave | 25 July, 2008 17 comments

First, a thanks for all your help from the team at the Tokyo office: But now we need your help again! When appealing against the release of our scandal-busting activists, Junichi and Toru, the public...

Nuclear reactor debunks own propaganda

Blog entry by Justin | 24 July, 2008

A lot of propaganda surrounding the so-called benefits of nuclear power comes out of the industry. It’s clean, they say. It’s safe, they insist. It’s cheap, they declare. It’s going to help us cut CO2 emissions, they pronounce. It’s a...

Happy Birthday soya moratorium - thanks Chickens!

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 24 July, 2008 7 comments

Why did the chickens invade McDonalds ? To save the Amazon rainforest. Today is the second anniversary of the moratorium on buying soya from newly deforested areas in the Amazon, or from farms using indentured or forced labourers.

‘Slightly contaminated’

Blog entry by Justin | 24 July, 2008

It could be argued that the ultimate aim of Greenpeace (and by extension this blog) is to put itself out of a job. If everybody would just do their bit for their environment, all the lovely people at Greenpeace could pack up and go...

Fallout from July 24 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 24 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Contracts for new US Areva plants ‘Two contracts have been awarded related to new Areva facilities in the USA. One concerns an environmental...

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