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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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India and Pakistan: nuclear inconsistency

Blog entry by Justin | 3 October, 2008

You can’t give one kid a lollipop without the rest of them complaining that they haven’t got one. And you know, it’s exactly the same with governments and exemptions from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). You give one country...

Nuclear energy news for October 3 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 3 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: International Herald Tribune: Venezuela, France eye nuclear energy cooperation ‘France is willing to help Venezuela develop a civilian nuclear power program, the...

Shark raving mad

Blog entry by Andrew | 3 October, 2008

Heard today from a friend of mine named Donna. Looks like she's got a new job saving sharks... Dear friends As most of you know I have been working part time with the Shark Alliance for a while now. Dolphins and seal pups may be...

Time for Greece to give up its dirty habit

Blog entry by Jess | 2 October, 2008 1 comment

Greenpeace activists used 200 floating crosses to symbolise the threat of the a new coal fired power plant to the already endangered Gulf of Korinth. The protest around the Antikyra Bay village is part of the Quit Coal tour. ...

Sony Ericsson recycled, Dell greenwash and Obama support?

Blog entry by tom | 2 October, 2008 3 comments

Last week saw a good announcement, a slippery quote and even a nice Obama quote related to greener electronics. Sony Ericsson announced a new global recycling scheme for mobile phones and a commitment to make sure every single phone...

Public consultations and public confidence

Blog entry by Justin | 2 October, 2008 1 comment

Nuclear energy is truly a globalised industry. Countries and companies across the world share reactor designs, components, and construction techniques. Hand in hand with that, those countries also share design faults, component...

Nuclear energy news for October 2 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 2 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: US News & World Report: A Moribund Nuclear Manufacturing Industry Shows Sign of Life ‘Renewed calls for building new nuclear reactors to cope with a worrisome...

Showdown off the coast of Kenya

Blog entry by Jess | 1 October, 2008 5 comments

A few days ago, Somali pirates hijacked a Ukrainian ship off the coast of Kenya. It seemed to be pirate business at usual, until they realized that they were in command of a ship carrying about US $30 million worth of weapons. The...

Atomic Economics & Senator McCain

Blog entry by Justin | 1 October, 2008

Just as Americans are being asked to back the biggest bailout in U.S. history, Senator McCain’s would again put the American taxpayer on the hook for yet another corporate giveaway. Senator McCain wants to build 100 more nuclear...

Nuclear accidents and fatalities: the numbers

Blog entry by Justin | 1 October, 2008 4 comments

In an article for EnergyBiz magazine , Benjamin K. Sovacool has some figures on the number of accidents and casualties caused by the nuclear industry: One recent study published in the May issue of Energy Policy looked at major...

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