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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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Fallout from July 10 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 10 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Space War: Indian nukes and the G8 ‘The most important event at the G8 meeting in Hokkaido, Japan, was a meeting on the sidelines between U.S. President George...

Bush: "Goodbye from world's biggest polluter"

Blog entry by Andrew | 10 July, 2008 1 comment

In the, "too true to be funny" department ... President George Bush signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept global climate change targets at his last G8 summit. As he prepared to fly out from Japan, he told...

Community power against coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 10 July, 2008 1 comment

I cannot describe my feeling other than I am absolutely overwhelmed. The Rainbow Warrior sailed to the province of Prachuab Kiri Khan (PKK), home to one of the strongest community oppositions against coal in Thailand. A fleet of over...

G8 not so great

Blog entry by Justin | 9 July, 2008

In case you hadn’t noticed, the G8 leaders’ summit ( was held in Hokkaido, Japan this week. The outcome of the summit was everything we’ve come to expect when the world’s eight most powerful people sit down...

Fallout from July 9 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 9 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Washington Post: New Life for the India Nuclear Pact ‘Less than a month ago, unnamed U.S. officials hit the front page of the Financial Times by indicating that...

Bye, bye Toyako

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 9 July, 2008 1 comment

There are a lot empty water bottles and even more coffee cups lying around the International Media Centre at the G8. The rooms are slowly emptying out and the faces of those remaining are drained and tired. As I am sure is mine. The...

Bush's Major Economies Meeting comes to useless end

Blog entry by Daniel | 9 July, 2008 1 comment

Bush's Major Economies Meeting is now over. And it was, surprise, surprise, a complete waste of time. You can find the statement here . And here is our reaction: “President Bush’s Major Economies Meeting has been a useless...

Fast and efficient security!

Blog entry by Daniel | 9 July, 2008

The weather has improved a bit since the constant rain on Monday. But the sun didn't shine on the world's leaders here. And they didn't deserve that either. The G8 has failed. But they did give a lot of security guards work. Loads of...

A new green iPhone by the end of 2008?

Blog entry by tom | 9 July, 2008 2 comments

With the familiar hype, the latest "revolutionary" iPhone 3G is released by Apple this Friday. In all the promises of faster, better, cheaper, there's not a peep about it being any greener than the first iPhone. Well there is a...

Maldives call on G8: Don't let us drown

Blog entry by Daniel | 9 July, 2008 3 comments

It's the last day of the G8 - and hopefully the last day of Bush's Major Emitters/ Economies meetings . Today, countries representing 80 percent of global emissions will be holding talks. They will not make progress - because the G8...

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