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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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EDF: France’s loss is Britain’s gain

Blog entry by Justin | 8 July, 2008

What the nuclear industry gives with one hand, it takes with the other, it seems. Take the news this morning that French EDF and GDF Suez are going toe-to-toe on who gets to build France’s freshly announced second European...

Fallout from July 8 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 8 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Forbes: France's Borloo says 2nd EPR 'marginal' for electricity production ‘France's second European pressurised water nuclear power reactor, proposed by President...

One demi-Chernobyl

Blog entry by Justin | 8 July, 2008

Good news everyone! It's been estimated that over the next 40 years the Japanese Rokkasho nuclear recycling plant will only release a collective dose of radiation equivalent to half of that released during the Chernobyl disaster. We...

G8 climate statement: if this is a step forward - we will never get there!

Blog entry by Daniel | 8 July, 2008 2 comments

The G8 climate statement is out (see here ). The leaders will spin this as a good step forward. Sadly, it is not. Here is our reaction: “The G8 have failed the world again. While the Arctic is melting, the G8 are postponing action.

Solving the food crisis?

Blog entry by Daniel | 8 July, 2008 1 comment

If you look at the G8 agenda, most of it is about food. There is a working lunch, a working dinner, another working lunch. And then there is the photo call. And then - that's it. How appropriate, then, that they have been talking about...

Fallout from July 7 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 7 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: CEZ may ask for review of new nuclear projects ‘Czech power firm CEZ may ask the state to launch an environmental assessment study on a potential new...

Mollycoddling the nuclear baby

Blog entry by Justin | 7 July, 2008

Being a player in the nuclear industry is very much like being a big, lumbering baby learning to walk. You blunder along putting one clumsy foot in front of another, safe in the knowledge that if you look like you're going to fall, a...

Atomic Tales

Blog entry by Justin | 7 July, 2008 1 comment

Welcome to Nuclear Reaction, Greenpeace’s latest blog, where we’ll be recording for history the meltdown of that most over-rated, over-subsidised and over-confident of industries, the nuclear industry. The nuclear industry is always...

Rain in a ski resort - a sad but appropriate G8 start ...

Blog entry by Andrew | 7 July, 2008

Update from Daniel at the G8: The G8 leaders have been hiding from the people they claim to represent in ever more remote places in recent years. But the summit here at Toyako, Hokkaido, takes the idea of "hiding far, far...

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

Blog entry by Mareike | 7 July, 2008 3 comments

Although this song reminds me of dreamy hippies, here in Southern Thailand it is reality. The Rainbow Warrior has arrived in Thailand and was greeted by traditional Thai dancers. My heart beat faster when the ship came into port. I...

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