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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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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...

Areva, EPR and Flamanville: never forget

Blog entry by Justin | 27 August, 2008

French newspapers today revealed that the new French EPR reactor being built in Flamanville is at least nine months behind schedule. Problems can surely occur on big projects, but the bad news for EPR is that its construction started...

Uranium corporation of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 27 August, 2008

Last week we drew your attention to the ridiculous picture on the website of STUK, the Finnish nuclear watchdog (flowers, green fields, etc). Today, let us introduce you to a uranium exploration company whose name is comforting,...

Fallout from August 27 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 27 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Easy Bourse: Finnish Union Threatens Strike At Olkiluoto Nuclear Site ‘As many as 1,000 workers at a Finnish nuclear reactor construction site will go on strike...

The Esperanza arrives in PNG to protect forests and save the climate

Blog entry by Lisa | 27 August, 2008 1 comment

Greenpeace Australia-Pacific has launched our Forests for Climate tour with a colourful welcome in Papua New Guinea. Our ship, Esperanza, will tour the region protecting forests and highlighting the effect of deforestation on global...

Breaking : Construction delays at Flamanville

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 27 August, 2008 1 comment

Claims that all is well with the construction of Areva's flagship EPR reactor at Flamanville have fallen apart today. French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine and AFP are reporting that construction has been delayed by at least nine months...

More trouble brewing at Sellafield

Blog entry by Justin | 26 August, 2008 1 comment

The British nuclear industry currently finds itself in the teeth of a moral dilemma. All choices are poor which goes to show – again - how nuclear energy is, in itself, a poor choice. A report by the UK’s Environment Agency, as...

Fallout from August 26 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 26 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Spain nuclear plants halted, watchdog calls meeting ‘Spain's nuclear watchdog on Monday called for a meeting of plant operators following the second...

Is it bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s STUK!

Blog entry by Justin | 25 August, 2008

In comic books and movies nuclear energy is our friend and can gives us amazing powers. Look at Peter Parker, bitten by a radioactive spider, he becomes Spiderman. Bruce Banner becomes the Incredible Hulk when exposed to gamma rays.

Joe Biden and the bomb

Blog entry by Justin | 25 August, 2008

What kind of Vice President would Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s nely announced running mate, make? We just don’t know at this stage. But one thing we do know is that Biden is all too aware of the dangers of nuclear proliferation. From the...

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