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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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Now Finland gets ahead of itself

Blog entry by Justin | 7 November, 2008

On Wednesday we brought you the news that the Turkish government had begun plans for a second nuclear reactor despite its plan for a first being an total and abject failure . Now we hear that Finland - home to the disaster-prone,...

Nuclear News for November 7th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 7 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Associated Press: Venezuela, Russia discuss nuclear energy, flights ‘Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with Russian officials on Thursday to discuss bilateral...

Alongside the forest, up against the wall

Blog entry by Jamie | 7 November, 2008

I've scrubbed and showered but there are still traces of mud sticking to me. It's my own fault - I guess I shouldn't have gone tramping around the peatlands here in Riau. But the picture above, that's us: some of the Esperanza's crew...

Quit coal - plug into the wind

Blog entry by Lisa | 7 November, 2008

The Rainbow Warrior arrived in Belgium waters today and visited the first Belgian offshore wind park that will very soon be connected to the Belgian grid. With journalists and politicians on board the crew were congratulating the...

Contaminated water around Caetité uranium mine: update

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2008

Official Brazilian government data now corroborates Greenpeace’s findings that uranium mining has contaminated drinking water in the area surrounding the country’s Caetité uranium mine . The state of Bahia water agency, an...

Don’t believe the hype

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2008

And while the Nuclear Energy Institute’s president and chief executive officer, Frank L. (Skip) Bowman is boasting about nuclear energy being ‘reliable’ and ‘affordable’, another nuclear reactor project is revising its costs . Duke...

All aboard the Obama bandwagon

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2008

When you’ve just been elected president of the United States, it pays to hire a big bandwagon. You know for a fact that just about everyone’s going to want to climb aboard and it’s going to get mighty crowded. Quick to jump on was the...

Nuclear News for November 6th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Star: Energy board slams nuclear bill ‘The province's energy watchdog says Ontario Power Generation is spending far too much to operate its Pickering A and B...

UK waves farewell to the Rainbow Warriors

Blog entry by bex | 6 November, 2008

Sadly, all good things come to an end and, on Tuesday, the Rainbow Warrior hauled up her lines and left London, heading for mainland Europe to continue her global Quit Coal tour . As a thanks to her amazing crew, we've put together...

Slash and burn in the forests of Sumatra

Blog entry by Jamie | 5 November, 2008 2 comments

We've arrived in Sungai Pakning, a small port on the coast of Riau in Sumatra, and the Esperanza is anchored in a wide, silty channel running between the mainland and two islands, Pulau Bengkalis and Pulau Padang. The soupy water...

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