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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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Green is great

Blog entry by Justin | 15 August, 2008 1 comment

In a measured and reasoned article for Fox News’ website, journalist Steven Milloy accuses Greenpeace of leading an ‘anti-nuclear jihad ’: ‘Greenpeace has taken its anti-nuclear jihad to Flamanville, Finland, where a private utility...

If you can't fix it, don't break it

Blog entry by Juliette | 15 August, 2008 2 comments

I’ve just read an article on the New Scientist estimating how long it takes for a rainforest to recover after destruction. The good news is that some parts of it can take as little as 65 years to come back to normal - that is, for...

Olkiluoto 3: growing up

Blog entry by Justin | 15 August, 2008

And so Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 reactor continues to grow and along with it, the budget (70 percent over) and time (2-3 years late) until the reactor is complete. Another thing that’s growing is the number of quality control and safety...

Fallout from August 15 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 15 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Proactive Investors Australia: Aura Energy sharpens focus on Sweden’s highly prospective uranium basin ‘Uranium may not generate the same excitement as it did 12...

Regressive TV brand lobbying coalition killed off by Greenpeace ranking guide

Blog entry by tom | 14 August, 2008 1 comment

It's common practice for big companies to use trade associations and coalitions (with innocent or even nice sounding names) to do lobbying for their vested interests over the public good. That way they can appear to keep their hands...

Olkiluoto 3 – The reactions and fallouts

Blog entry by Justin | 14 August, 2008

The industry reaction to yesterday’s news of safety standard violations at the construction site of Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor wasn’t entirely unexpected. What we got was the same old denial and spin. Finnish nuclear...

Fallout from August 14 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 14 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Yahoo! News: Iran confident over talks on disputed nuclear programme ‘Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday sounded an upbeat note on talks with...

A week at the UK climate action camp

Blog entry by Lisa | 13 August, 2008

Here's a blog from Jo who attended the climate camp in the UK last week as an independent volunteer. I recently got back from spending some time in a field with 2000 other people motivated to take action against climate change .

Does the tuna you buy mean death for sharks?

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 13 August, 2008

Greenpeace in the UK has just released a ranking of Tuna brands based on a wide set of environmental criteria, including the way their fish is sourced. In some cases, the fishing method can mean death for large numbers of sea turtles...

BREAKING NEWS: Safety procedures in disarray at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 nuclear...

Blog entry by Justin | 13 August, 2008 19 comments

Reactor construction at Olkiluoto 3 (© Greenpeace/Nick Cobbing) Documents seen by Greenpeace show that French company Areva is failing to implement vital safety procedures in the troubled construction of its prototype European...

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