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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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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...

Illegal logging exposed in Indonesia by Greenpeace research team

Blog entry by Jamie | 15 October, 2008

During the past week of the Esperanza's tour of the Indonesian half of New Guinea, we've already seen some incursions into the forests of Papua and West Papua , mainly logging roads and small camps but also deforestation on a much...

Nuclear quackery

Blog entry by Justin | 15 October, 2008

The Netherlands, this tiny country with endless possibilities in a liberal and tolerant environment, has a new scoop: the company " " (which translates as "Atomic electricity") offers its customers 100% nuclear...

Nuclear energy news for October 15 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 15 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Eco Buying: Brit’s Eye View: Is this the end of capitalism as we know it? ‘I have no idea what kind of defense secretary John Hutton will make, but it’s a relief...

Another hit for the oil addict

Blog entry by Jess | 15 October, 2008

Two weeks ago, Congress and President Bush lifted the moratorium on offshore oil drilling. Earlier in the year, President Bush lifted a moratorium on offshore oil and gas leasing. The protection offered to most of the country's coasts...

Turkey’s nuclear ‘renaissance’: from bad to worse

Blog entry by Justin | 14 October, 2008

More details are emerging of the failed bidding process for the contract to build Turkey’s first nuclear reactor. Not only did the process only attract one bid - meaning it fell foul of Turkish competition laws - it now turns out ...

Nuclear energy news for October 14 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 14 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Nuclear stances differ in degree ‘Republican presidential hopeful John McCain has called for the construction of 45 plants by 2030.

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