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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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France’s nuclear industry: Cry me Areva

Blog entry by Justin | 22 September, 2008

Is the French nuclear industry in trouble? It’s been a bad year for it – a long run of bad news. This summer’s long list of leaks and accidents at French nuclear sites caused by incompetence, cover up and poor safety standards made the...

The land of the unexpected

Blog entry by Lisa | 22 September, 2008

From Dean, onboard the Esperanza in Papua New Guinea They say Papua New Guinea is the land of the unexpected and that’s exactly what researchers found in 1995. Scientists surveyed all things jumping, growing and breathing in the...

Nuclear energy news for September 22 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 22 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Red, Green, and Blue: Italy’s Berlusconi Vows a Return to Nuclear ‘A month after the conservatives and their embattled leader returned to power back in April, the...

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...

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