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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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A week at the UK climate action camp

Blog entry by Lisa | 13 August, 2008

Here's a blog from Jo who attended the climate camp in the UK last week as an independent volunteer. I recently got back from spending some time in a field with 2000 other people motivated to take action against climate change .

Does the tuna you buy mean death for sharks?

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 13 August, 2008

Greenpeace in the UK has just released a ranking of Tuna brands based on a wide set of environmental criteria, including the way their fish is sourced. In some cases, the fishing method can mean death for large numbers of sea turtles...

BREAKING NEWS: Safety procedures in disarray at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 nuclear...

Blog entry by Justin | 13 August, 2008 19 comments

Reactor construction at Olkiluoto 3 (© Greenpeace/Nick Cobbing) Documents seen by Greenpeace show that French company Areva is failing to implement vital safety procedures in the troubled construction of its prototype European...

Fallout from August 13 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 13 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Knoxville News Sentinel: Nuclear fuel maker sold ‘Babcock & Wilcox Co., which designs, supplies, and services power generation systems and equipment like nuclear...

Not a vintage year for Tricastin

Blog entry by Justin | 12 August, 2008

After leak upon leak and insult upon injury , France’s nuclear power facility at Tricastin has had yet another humiliation heaped upon it this week. Tired of the terrible publicity that the facility has attracted to the region, ...

Fallout from August 12 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 12 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: AECL's future hinges on Ontario deal, sources say ‘Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. is fighting for its survival, as industry supporters say the...

Candle-lit celebration

Blog entry by Salvatore | 12 August, 2008

The Esperanza’s 2000 km anti-coal clean energy tour of Australia (from Sydney to Cairns) ended with a spectacular candle-lit celebration. Local residents and Greenpeace used 3000 candles to build a giant wind turbine. The art...

Mediterranean eye candy

Blog entry by Lisa | 12 August, 2008 1 comment

We've all been "ooh-ing" and "aah-ing" over the latest pics taken by our photographer on the Arctic Sunrise in the Mediterranean Sea. For desktop wallpaper - click here . You can read more on what this Greenpeace ship has been...

How to read the nuclear news

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2008

As we said last week with the news of the fire at the construction site of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland, when following the news about the nuclear industry, it is a mistake to take initial reports at face value. Always...

The Cordillera mayors and Bataan: a victory for local opposition?

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2008 1 comment

You might remember us profiling the Philippine nuclear power station in Bataan , which took eight years and $2.3 billion to build, 32 years to pay off, and never produced a single watt of electricity. The Philippine government are...

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