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UK aviation industry takes five million people to court

Blog entry by bex | 27 July, 2007 3 comments

The big news here in the UK this morning is that the owner of Heathrow airport (BAA) is taking five million people - including a lot of its own staff - to court. It's a little mind-boggling (so mind-boggling in fact that, when we...

Weather update

Blog entry by Andrew | 26 July, 2007 1 comment

Vast stretches of southwest England are flooded. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is blaming climate change , and it looks like he's on pretty solid scientific footing. While it's still not possible to link any specific weather event to...

Signs of hope in the Amazon

Blog entry by Richard | 25 July, 2007 2 comments

Aerial view in the rainforest, Para State, Amazon. The forest is being burned by the US based Cargill corporation to clear land for soya plantations. One year ago yesterday the Amazon was thrown a much needed lifeline. A deal to...

Kashiwazaki nuke plant wrap up

Blog entry by Andrew | 24 July, 2007 2 comments

We sent a team to help Greenpeace Japan check the safety of the area around the (world's largest) nuke plant. The good news is that they didn't turn up anything new and alarming. The bad news is that the Kashiwazaki plant is still...

LA Times says: "No to nukes"

Blog entry by Andrew | 24 July, 2007

Very strong editorial in yesterday's LA Times , saying: The enormous cost of building nuclear plants, the reluctance of investors to fund them, community opposition and an endless controversy over what to do with the waste ensure...

"Environmentalists Beaten, One Dead"

Blog entry by Andrew | 23 July, 2007 1 comment

From today's Moscow Times : Masked attackers armed with metal rods and baseball bats raided a camp of environmental protesters near an east Siberian uranium enrichment plant over the weekend, beating one person to death and injuring...

Get naked for the climate

Blog entry by Andrew | 19 July, 2007 8 comments

As art, we hasten to add, in Switzerland. From Reuters : Greenpeace is seeking hundreds of volunteers willing to strip naked on a shrinking Swiss glacier next month for a photo shoot meant to raise alarm about global warming. The...

That Richter fellow - measuring earthquakes

Blog entry by Andrew | 19 July, 2007

Been doing my reading about earthquakes. Apparently there's two basic ways to measure them: intensity and magnitude . Mostly people talk about magnitude, and almost always it's described using the Richter scale - also known as...

Revealing statement from nuke industry official

Blog entry by Andrew | 19 July, 2007

From the Japan Times : In 2005, the Tokyo High Court rejected a lawsuit by local residents seeking to revoke a state permit on the installation of the No. 1 reactor at the seven-reactor power station. The court rejected the...

Can't beat The Onion for nuke one-liners

Blog entry by eoin | 19 July, 2007 1 comment

America's Finest (Parody) News Source gave me a chuckle with this faux vox pop quotation about the Japanese nuclear reactor fire this week: "What a shame. In every other respect, that earthquake zone was the perfect place to build...

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