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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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BREAKING NEWS: Drinking water contaminated around Brazil’s Caetité uranium mine

Blog entry by Justin | 16 October, 2008 1 comment

Research conducted by Greenpeace has found high levels of uranium in drinking water in the area around the Caetité uranium mine in Brazil. Some of the drinking water samples, that were analysed by an independent accredited laboratory...

Keeping it in the nuclear family

Blog entry by Justin | 16 October, 2008 1 comment

When you’re a nuclear energy company it pays to have friends in high places. When you’re EDF, however, and you’re negotiating to buy UK nuclear company British Energy, you can do better than that. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown...

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 | 16 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...

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