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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 4 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 4 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: iStockAnalyst: China Able to Produce Forgings for Million-Kilowatt Nuclear Reactors ‘The China First Heavy Industries singed a contract with the China National...

Bid for Britain's nuclear power stations goes piff paff poof

Blog entry by Justin | 1 August, 2008

It's usually poor form to laugh at another's misfortunes, but in this case I feel a slight chortle is more than justified. EDF's bid to takeover British Energy - the semi-state owned company charged with looking after the UK's...

France’s nuclear July: leaks, incompetence, leaks, cover-ups, leaks, spin and leaks

Blog entry by Justin | 1 August, 2008 1 comment

Greenpeace activists protesting in front of the Tricastin Nuclear Power Station (© Greenpeace/Matthieu Barret) With France looking to put itself at the centre of the so-called ‘Nuclear Renaissance’ across the world, it’s worth...

Reading YouTube comments

Blog entry by Juliette | 1 August, 2008 2 comments

If you remember not to take them personally, the comments on YouTube videos can be quite hilarious. Daniel, the man behind our ForestLove video thankfully has a good sense of humor and therefore was not too offended when he read that...

Quote of the Era

Blog entry by Justin | 1 August, 2008

‘Italians have not been able to protect Renaissance art treasures for even as long as one thousand years. Egyptians have not been able to protect the tombs of the Pharaohs for even as long as four thousand years, and some of the graves...

Quote of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 1 August, 2008

Here’s David Maclean , the English Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border constituency in Cumbria in the north of the country: Cumbria is a nuclear county. It has Sellafield, the only centre of excellence in this country for...

Fallout from August 1 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 1 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Bad News: Arms Control Association: IAEA-Indian Nuclear Safeguards Agreement: A Critical Analysis ‘On July 9, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...

Protect the Bonifacio Strait!

Blog entry by Andrew | 31 July, 2008

This cool protest photo just in from our ship, the Arctic Sunrise, currently off the coast near the boarder of France and Italy. Photographer is Paul Hilton. From our press release: Activists in inflatable boats escorted the...

Putting a stop to dangerous cargo in the Mediterranean

Blog entry by Lisa | 31 July, 2008

Our ship the Arctic Sunrise is in the Mediterranean, in Italian waters. Recently our activists from the ship have been busy highlighting the threat to the Bonifacio Strait from the shipping of dangerous cargo. This part of the...

Victory for Mediterranean whales and dolphins

Blog entry by Lisa | 31 July, 2008 1 comment

A legal action taken by Greenpeace Italy against the authorisation for an offshore liquid natural gas terminal (LNG), inside a cetacean sanctuary, was successful yesterday. Our request to withdraw the authorisation has been accepted...

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