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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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125 000 years is a long time

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 1 September, 2008

The Independent reports on the news that for the first time in human history the north pole can be circumnavigated . "New satellite images, taken only two days ago, show that melting ice last week opened up both the fabled North-west...

Nuclear energy news for September 1 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 1 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: GoUpstate.com: Nuclear power can't live up to proponents' hype ‘While nuclear industry lobbyists and their political backers are pushing for new nuclear power...

Breaking News: Independent inspection immediately needed at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3

Blog entry by Justin | 29 August, 2008

Picture by Greenpeace Nordic 's Virpi Oinonen Well, the preliminary findings of STUK’s extraordinary inspection of the construction of the Olkiluoto 3. The Finland’s nuclear watchdog conducted the inspection after it was revealed by...

Breaking news: Leak at Belgium’s Fleurus worse than first announced.

Blog entry by Justin | 29 August, 2008 1 comment

The leak at Belgium’s Fleurus nuclear reactor this week followed the same old familiar and disgraceful pattern we see after leaks all over the world: cover up and denial followed by admission that things are worse than first admitted.

Olkiluoto 3 sub-contractor Bouygues cries libel

Blog entry by Justin | 29 August, 2008 1 comment

Claims that Areva sub-contractor Bouygues are responsible for safety violations at the construction site of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland seem to have touched a nerve : ‘Claims of substandard welding at the construction...

Nuclear energy news for August 29 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 29 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Economist: There should be no exemption for India from the world’s nuclear rules ‘IN A dangerous and unstable world, isn’t cementing friendship with an...

Big Trouble at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3: Trouble comes in fives for Areva

Blog entry by Justin | 28 August, 2008 4 comments

And the bad news just keeps on coming for Areva and its construction of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland. Firstly and most critical, a former welding coordinator for Areva sub-contractor Bouygues told Finnish TV yesterday...

Fallout from August 28 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 28 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Prospect: The future will not be nuclear ‘Gordon Brown does not dither about nuclear power. His commitment to it is emphatic, advancing since the start of the year...

If we lived at the north pole...

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 28 August, 2008 1 comment

If through some quirk of evolution things had turned out differently and man lived at the north pole there wouldn't be much debate about global warming, just what to do about it. Some leading scientists now f ear the arctic has...

How to launder tuna...

Blog entry by brianfit | 27 August, 2008

MaltaToday has been served with seven libel suits for daring to publish the facts about one of the great fisheries scandals in the Mediterranean: tuna laundering. Last year, Malta exported 12 million kilograms of tuna to Japan -- the...

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