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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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Velib' and World Car Free Day

Blog entry by eoin | 22 September, 2008 2 comments

Today is World Car Free Day -- a showcase of what city life could be if we used our feet more, cycled, and took public transport to get around. Amsterdam, where I now live, has marked the occasion with a week of activities and...

Amrit's vlog from the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Lisa | 19 September, 2008

Amrit, an activist from India, on board the Rainbow Warrior talks about what they've been up to lately and why it's so important that we Quit Coal - to save the climate. Tell Israel to Quit Coal!

The Business Minister’s brain is missing

Blog entry by Justin | 19 September, 2008

The UK’s Business Minister John Hutton makes it all sound so easy. He plans to … …tell the newly-created Nuclear Development Forum's first meeting that new nuclear power plants are also crucial in preventing power cuts as ageing...

Lame reassurance of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 19 September, 2008

There’s been some fuss at the National Institute of Standards and Technology laboratories in Boulder, US. Three of the laboratories have been closed after a safety audit was conducted. NIST is a federal agency that conducts...

Nuclear energy news for September 19 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 19 September, 2008 1 comment

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Managing the global growth of nuclear energy ‘It's inevitable that nuclear power will expand globally, raising the danger of...

Broken promises in Papua New Guinea

Blog entry by Lisa | 19 September, 2008

Broken promises are what logging companies give to Papua New Guinea communities in exchange for logging rights. A Greenpeace team recently spent two weeks documenting life and conditions for local residents in three PNG logging...

Vermont Yankee: nice name, bad reputation

Blog entry by Justin | 18 September, 2008 1 comment

Vermont Yankee is a real little troublemaker. Last year, a large part of one of the US nuclear power plant’s cooling towers collapsed . The collapse was put down to rotting wood in the tower’s construction. Further poor maintenance...

Nuclear energy news for September 18 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 18 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Guardian: Eco Soundings ‘E.ON, the German energy company that owns Kingsnorth power station, was keeping its head down after the Greenpeace verdict, but it's...

Sellafield: seagulls, sludge and robots

Blog entry by Justin | 17 September, 2008

Some people complain about wind turbines from an aesthetic point of view. ‘They’re ugly,’ they’ll proclaim. ‘They ruin beautiful landscapes,’ they’ll exclaim. Then there are many who find wind turbines majestic, awe-inspiring things.

Nuclear energy news for September 17 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 17 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Iter conductor certified for use ‘Iter will be constructed in Europe, at Cadarache in the South of France. Work to construct new infrastructure...

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