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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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Fallout from August 19 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 19 August, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Vattenfall sees ease in German nuclear opposition ‘German opposition to nuclear energy is starting to ease but the debate is still too emotional, the...

Marshall Islands: long-lived legacy, short-lived promises

Blog entry by Justin | 18 August, 2008

After twelve years of nuclear weapons testing on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean the US built a radioactive dump in a bomb crater on Runit, one of the islands that hadn’t been vaporised. The site was built in 1979 and Runit...

Fallout from August 18 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 18 August, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Space War: Japan pressured to oppose US-India nuclear deal ‘Anti-nuclear campaigners launched a campaign Friday to press nuclear energy suppliers to stop an accord...

Videos of windmills, wind turbines, and comedy

Blog entry by eoin | 18 August, 2008 1 comment

Been inside a 1.3 megawatt wind turbine yet? Me neither. But Greenpeace volunteer at large Pepijn Koster has, and he made this short video to share it with everyone on YouTube. (There's a funny video after the jump...) ...

Green is great

Blog entry by Justin | 15 August, 2008 1 comment

In a measured and reasoned article for Fox News’ website, journalist Steven Milloy accuses Greenpeace of leading an ‘anti-nuclear jihad ’: ‘Greenpeace has taken its anti-nuclear jihad to Flamanville, Finland, where a private utility...

If you can't fix it, don't break it

Blog entry by Juliette | 15 August, 2008 2 comments

I’ve just read an article on the New Scientist estimating how long it takes for a rainforest to recover after destruction. The good news is that some parts of it can take as little as 65 years to come back to normal - that is, for...

Olkiluoto 3: growing up

Blog entry by Justin | 15 August, 2008

And so Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 reactor continues to grow and along with it, the budget (70 percent over) and time (2-3 years late) until the reactor is complete. Another thing that’s growing is the number of quality control and safety...

Fallout from August 15 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 15 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Proactive Investors Australia: Aura Energy sharpens focus on Sweden’s highly prospective uranium basin ‘Uranium may not generate the same excitement as it did 12...

Regressive TV brand lobbying coalition killed off by Greenpeace ranking guide

Blog entry by tom | 14 August, 2008 1 comment

It's common practice for big companies to use trade associations and coalitions (with innocent or even nice sounding names) to do lobbying for their vested interests over the public good. That way they can appear to keep their hands...

Olkiluoto 3 – The reactions and fallouts

Blog entry by Justin | 14 August, 2008

The industry reaction to yesterday’s news of safety standard violations at the construction site of Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor wasn’t entirely unexpected. What we got was the same old denial and spin. Finnish nuclear...

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