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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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Gordon Brown’s nuclear politics

Blog entry by Justin | 17 October, 2008

When Gordon Brown became the UK’s prime minister, he promised to ... trust in our democracy, I’m sure we need a more open form of dialogue with citizens and politicians to genuinely talk about problems and solutions. It is...

Finland’s Olkiluoto goes further and higher (behind schedule and over budget, that is)

Blog entry by Justin | 17 October, 2008

Things are going from bad to worse with the disastrous construction of Finland’s Olkiluoto reactor . Despite the builders ‘working six days a week and 24 hours a day’, it has been announced that the reactor is now three years behind...

Nuclear energy news for October 17 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 17 October, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Yahoo! News: IAEA Dissatisfied With Role in Verifying North Korean Nuke ‘The U.N. nuclear watchdog has expressed discontent over its projected role in verifying...

Manokwari, here we come

Blog entry by Jamie | 17 October, 2008

A dance troupe from Manokwari take a tour of the Esperanza's bridge © Greenpeace/Rante After nine days at sea, the Esperanza pulled into Manokwari harbour this morning - that's Manokwari in the Indonesian province of West Papua, not...

BREAKING NEWS: Drinking water contaminated around Brazil’s Caetité uranium mine

Blog entry by Justin | 16 October, 2008 1 comment

Research conducted by Greenpeace has found high levels of uranium in drinking water in the area around the Caetité uranium mine in Brazil. Some of the drinking water samples, that were analysed by an independent accredited laboratory...

Keeping it in the nuclear family

Blog entry by Justin | 16 October, 2008 1 comment

When you’re a nuclear energy company it pays to have friends in high places. When you’re EDF, however, and you’re negotiating to buy UK nuclear company British Energy, you can do better than that. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown...

Nuclear energy news for October 16 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 16 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Stiff opposition to nuclear charge ‘Electrabel has reacted strongly against a plan from the Belgian government to force a one-off payment of...

Who's who in palm oil: commercial interests

Blog entry by Jamie | 16 October, 2008

See that yellow and black blob? That's Switzerland, about the same size as the area waiting to be converted into palm oil plantations As we saw from the helicopter flights yesterday (part of the Esperanza's Forests For Climate tour...

Poverty and environmental justice

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 October, 2008

Today's Blog Action Day and the theme this year is poverty - so I thought I'd take the opportunity to bring up the concept of environmental justice. First a definition of environmental justice :   Environmental justice (EJ) is...

Steve Jobs greener Apple update

Blog entry by tom | 15 October, 2008 18 comments

Yesterday we were listening closely to Apple's announcement of their new MacBook line up - Steve definitely put a lot of emphasis on the green elements of the new MacBooks - reduced toxics, more energy efficient, less packaging. All...

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