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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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Nuclear Power: Unsafe in any dose

Blog entry by Justin | 8 September, 2008

Over at OpEdNews, John Peebles has an excellent article outlining the many drawbacks and failings of nuclear power. Well worth a read.

Nuclear energy news for September 8 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 8 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Statesman Journal: Nuclear power doesn't benefit Britain, other nations ‘I write from London, England. I cannot speak for France, Japan or Russia, but can...

Japan calls off longline fishing

Blog entry by Lisa | 8 September, 2008 1 comment

Every year since 2001 scientists have been calling for reductions in the amount of big-eye and yellowfin tuna caught in the Pacific. But every year big fishing nations such as Japan, Taiwan, China and Korea have refused to pay...

The Nuclear Magic Wallet

Blog entry by Justin | 8 September, 2008

Companies building and running nuclear power stations find it impossible to get insurance to cover them in the even of a nuclear accident. They are uninsurable. The costs of containing and clearing up are unimaginably huge and would...

Illegal logging shipment halted in Paradise

Blog entry by Lisa | 5 September, 2008 1 comment

Here's some cool "fly on the wall" footage from the recent action in Papua New Guinea. The following is written by Raoni Hammer - an activist from New Zealand on board the Esperanza - who took part in the action. ...

Olkiluoto 3 and Flamanville in Private Eye

Blog entry by Justin | 5 September, 2008

The UK has a famous satire and investigative journalism magazine called Private Eye . In the current edition, it has the following to say about the construction of the EPR reactors at Olkiluoto in Finland and Flamanville in France:

Animated Areva

Blog entry by Justin | 5 September, 2008 1 comment

Take a look at this rather amazing animated advertisement from everyone’s favourite nuclear incompetent, Areva: Beautiful, isn’t it? Everything’s so green . Nuclear power stations aren’t grey, foreboding monsters. Oh no,...

Nuclear energy news for September 5 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 5 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: icLiverpool: French fuel prices 'subsidised by us' ‘A MERSEY MP yesterday accused a French-owned energy firm of stinging British families with sky-high prices...

Don’t rat on your nuclear friends

Blog entry by Aslihan | 4 September, 2008

Finland’s nuclear safety watchdog; STUK had to face a tough decision last week. Greenpeace had published evidence that basic construction standards had been violated in the welding of the reactor building of the European Pressurized...

Cutting down paradise

Blog entry by Lisa | 4 September, 2008

Here's an update from Dean on the Esperanza in Papua New Guinea When we arrived here at Paia Inlet in the Gulf Province - a huge roar greeted the Esperanza crew from hundreds of locals lining the shore. There were people in small log...

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