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Chernobyl Anniversary Protest

Feature story | April 26, 2007 at 18:00

Twenty one years ago a nuclear reactor near the Ukraine city of Chernobyl, suffered a steam explosion and a nuclear meltdown. Winds spread the radioactive fallout over thousands of square miles. Now, risky new nuclear reactors are under...

Rouge Alert: Climate change threatens French wine

Feature story | September 4, 2009 at 13:28

Climate change would drive anyone to drink, but it seems that the drink won't be a nice French Pinot Noir. France, famous for its unique wine varieties, stands to lose an important part of its cultural heritage as rising temperatures impact...

700 strip naked for climate message

Feature story | October 4, 2009 at 18:00

700 volunteers posed nude in a French vineyard to send a message about climate change. This human art installation in the South of Burgundy was created by artist Spencer Tunick - to warn about the dangers of global warming. Parental warning: the...

France’s Nuclear Failures

Publication | November 29, 2008 at 18:00

The great illusion of nuclear energy Today, the world is confronted with dangerous climate change that threatens the lives of millions of people and the ecological integrity of the entire planet. To avoid the most dangerous effects of climate...

EPR: The French Reactor

Publication | November 29, 2008 at 18:00

A costly and hazardous obstacle to climate protection. The French EPR Reactor is a new reactor design developed by the French company Areva in co-operation with the German firm Siemens. Serious doubts have been raised about the safety and cost...

Security breaches, radiation leaks, disasters; Nothing worries the nuclear industry

Blog by Justin McKeating | December 6, 2011

One of the many odd qualities of the nuclear industry is its seemingly boundless optimism: “everything’s going to be just fine, folks.” Apparently, there’s no need to worry about terrorists attacking nuclear reactors. Which is why...

Greenpeace activists protest outside the

Image | February 14, 2007 at 18:00

Greenpeace activists protest outside the opening of the France Afrique Summit in Cannes, a conference of heads of state of France and Africa. The activists climbed a crane and hung a banner reading "Non-pillage des Forêts Africaines," which...

On the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster

Image | April 25, 2007 at 19:00

On the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, 30 Greenpeace activists from six European nations halt construction at the site of the Électricité de France’s (EDF) proposed new European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR).

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