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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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Areva uranium leak update

Blog entry by Justin | 18 July, 2008

More details of the leak at France’s Areva-run Tricastin nuclear plant (see here and here ) are emerging. While the story gets murkier it becomes clearer that things have been very wrong at the plant for some time. The French...

Al Gore vs vested interests

Blog entry by Justin | 18 July, 2008

The big news is Al Gore’s speech outlining what the United States must do to save itself and the planet. Within ten years, according to Gore, the US must have converted to carbon-free energy. It’s a noble aim. Forgive us for being...

Canon Can Save Whales - Competition Winners

Blog entry by Lisa | 18 July, 2008 2 comments

A while back we launched a competition on Flickr , asking folks to create images that would urge the CEO of Canon Japan to voice his opposition against whaling. After receiving many inspirational entries including lots of whale...

Fallout from July 18 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 18 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Energy Daily: Russia's Uranium Breakthrough ‘Russia has overtaken Niger to become the world's fourth largest uranium producer, after Canada, Australia, and...

Yucca Mountain: another summer blockbuster flops

Blog entry by Justin | 17 July, 2008 1 comment

For an industry so heavily subsidised and bailed out by governments and taxpayers, you really have to wonder about its business model. The model is probably based on a greedy and spoiled child who always has its chubby hands out,...

Fallout from July 17 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 17 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: UPI: Areva launches an investment program ‘French nuclear company Areva started an investment arm. Through its new financial program based in Le Creusot, Areva...

Greenwash Guerillas clean coal sponsored climate conference

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 17 July, 2008

Last time I checked coal was definitely still, in the words of top climate scientist James Henson, "the single greatest threat facing our planet." So something was most definitely amiss when UK energy company E.ON, who plan to build...

Fallout from July 16 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 16 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Jakarta Post: Nuclear power is a false solution to climate change ‘Put simply, investments in nuclear power are much worse at emitting greenhouse gases than...

Breaking Waves - The Pirate of the Pacific runs aground in Bali!

Blog entry by Lisa | 16 July, 2008 1 comment

We've just learned that the longliner (Ho Tsai Fa 18) - which we recently confronted in the Pacific Commons not once but twice - has run aground on the reef in Bali under suspicious circumstances! The Sydney Morning Herald...

Apple posts iPhone 3G 'Environmental Status Report'

Blog entry by tom | 15 July, 2008 2 comments

Last week we called out Apple on the lack of any environmental info on the new iPhone 3G. Pre-launch publicity and specs for the new MacBook Air and iMac included info on how Apple was making progress on eliminating the worst toxic...

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