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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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New Japanese Minister of Fisheries: You need to deal with that embezzlement thing.

Blog entry by brianfit | 25 August, 2008

Here's a translation of a letter that Jun, Executive Director of Greenpeace Japan, sent along to the new Minister of Fisheries in Japan, requesting that he take up an investigation into the whale meat embezzlement scandal exposed by...

Sharpe's Longclaw and nature conservation

Blog entry by eoin | 25 August, 2008

Biodiversity is in the air! It's Heritage Week in my country, and there's a healthy number of emails and stories going around of nature conservation and appreciation. There's a great "what can we do ourselves, right now, to help"...

World’s most efficient (and lovable) nuclear watchdog

Blog entry by Justin | 22 August, 2008

A week ago, Greenpeace published leaked internal documents from the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear construction site that proved basic construction standards had been violated. A week later, a Finnish TV news programme used more leaked documents...

Barack Obama’s wasteful campaign

Blog entry by Justin | 22 August, 2008 1 comment

Take a look at this campaign video from Barack Obama: It’s a message for Nevada, home of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility . The facility, yet to be completed, is currently 20 years behind schedule and $32...

Fallout from August 22 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 22 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Palm Beach Post: Flooding prompts FPL to shut St. Lucie nuclear unit ‘Flooding from tropical Storm Fay triggered the shutdown of an 839-megawatt nuclear reactor...

Cat power

Blog entry by Justin | 21 August, 2008 2 comments

Imagine your average nuclear power operator was a cat breeder. You want a cat so you go to see him. Yes, he says, I can offer you the finest pedigree cat. The best you’ve ever seen from a long line of fine cats. I can provide with you...

Carrotmob - consumer power

Blog entry by Andrew | 21 August, 2008 1 comment

Carrotmob Makes It Rain from carrotmob on Vimeo . Full update on the Carrotmob site. The little 'rain on the parade' voice inside my head said, "Yeah, but that's a bunch of work to change one store out of 20." Then I thought..

Fallout from August 21 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 21 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: New York Times: Don’t Loosen Nuclear Rules for India ‘IN the next day or so, an obscure organization will meet to decide the fate of an Indian nuclear deal that...

Ridiculous image of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 21 August, 2008

Take a look at the photograph on the front page of the website belonging to STUK , Finland’s nuclear watchdog. Lovely, isn’t it? We don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes into our minds when we think about nuclear...

Potential whistleblowers gagged at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 reactor

Blog entry by Justin | 20 August, 2008

Following last week’s news of serious doubts about safety and inspection standards at the construction of Finland’s ‘state of the art’ Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor, another scandal has emerged involving threats to potential...

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