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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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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...

Junichi and Toru out on bail!!!

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 July, 2008 3 comments

After 26 days in custody, Junichi and Toru are out on bail.I'm relieved they finally get to go home to be with their families. Still, justice will not be done until a proper investigation of the whale meat scandal happens. The...

Philips takes baby steps on recycling

Blog entry by tom | 15 July, 2008 2 comments

We've been pressuring the consumer electronics company Philips to improve its regressive position on recycling recently . Yesterday they got back to us with a few tiny improvements . Philips stands out as the only major company that...

Senator Craig’s Tour de Farce

Blog entry by Justin | 15 July, 2008

US Senator Larry Craig toured Areva’s nuclear facilities in France at the beginning of July. Writing about his holiday, ‘as a guest of its government’ (he means ‘of its taxpayers’), Larry described Areva’s sites as ‘outstanding’. To...

Thoughtless headline of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 15 July, 2008

‘ Areva in uranium drive to tap nuclear boom ’ ‘Nuclear’ and ‘boom’ are not two words that should go together in the same sentence. (Actually, we don’t mind. ‘Nuclear boom’ at least describes the situation more honestly than ‘...

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