436 results found
 

Silence and contamination, legacies of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | February 20, 2012

Nearly a year after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, it's time to take a look at its legacy and take an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the people who continue to suffer the impacts. We're calling for a nuclear free,...

British scientist blames James Bond villain for unpopularity of nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | January 16, 2012

Well, now we know; the reason for widespread public distrust of nuclear power is because way back in 1962, Dr No - the evil scientist in the James Bond film of the same name - built a nuclear reactor on a Jamaican island and used it...

The world is turning its back on nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | December 2, 2011

That’s the key conclusion of the BBC’s poll into public attitudes towards nuclear power released last week. Conducted in 23 countries, the poll found that for only 22% of those people asked, “nuclear power is relatively safe and an ...

Nuclear follies: ignoring radiation ownership and ignoring earthquake risks

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | November 29, 2011

It never ceases to amaze us how far the nuclear industry will go to ignore its responsibilities, or to avoid protecting the public from the risks of radiation. Two new entries in the nuclear follies scrapbook demonstrate. Folly...

Don’t Hack the Hippies: Nuclear giant EDF found guilty of spying on Greenpeace

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | November 11, 2011

As the great Mahatma Gandhi (nearly) said, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they spy on you, then you win". That's pretty much the chain of events that lead to today's conviction by a French court of French...

Moving away from nuclear energy: Switzerland set to follow Germany

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | June 16, 2011

Some of the most developed countries in the world have taken the warning of the Fukushima nuclear emergency seriously. Like Germany, a lot of countries using nuclear energy ordered a review of the existing nuclear plants right...

An 'unusual' email for HSBC

Blog entry by Pankaj | June 15, 2011

My name is XXX XXX, I live in a small town in India. The reason you see the XXX is because my personal details are not important and I don’t want to take credit for what I have done. Actually I haven’t done anything. I just made a tiny...

And the state continues to fear us?

Blog entry by Lalita Ramdas | May 30, 2011

For the past few years, people of Jaitapur and various civil society groups have been protesting against the proposed nuclear reactor plant in the village. Looking past all these protests, last month, the government said that they...

Fukushima meltdown: two months later, Japan's government still drags its feet

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | May 18, 2011

In the latest in its ongoing series of late-night announcements, TEPCO this week finally admitted that the core of Fukushima’s reactor 1 started melting a mere five hours after the March 11 earthquake, and reached full meltdown...

Seaweed contamination cause for concern in Japan

Blog entry by Jess Miller | May 16, 2011

Initial findings from our radiation sampling team working on the coast near Fukushima are in and the news is not good. The results showed levels of contamination far beyond allowed limits for seaweed. Contaminated seaweed could...

Wikileaks reveals Arctic could be the new cold war

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 13, 2011

Submarine explorers planting Russian flags under the North Pole. Military tension between NATO and Russia. US diplomats manoeuvring in the wings. Aircraft carriers lurking and strike fighters changing hands. Sound like something...

Are tech companies greenwashers?

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | May 5, 2011

A journalist recently pointed out that if the tech sector were to adopt a color it would be green. He's right: the tech sector has made sustainability one of its main talking points. And you would think that the desire to geek out on...

Greenpeace blocks construction at France’s Flamanville nuclear reactor

Blog entry by Justin | May 5, 2011

At dawn on Monday this week, Greenpeace activists began blocking the construction of the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) under construction at Flamanville, France. Two trucks were anchored to the ground, blockading the entrance...

Rainbow Warrior begins sampling off Fukushima

Blog entry by Sakyo Noda | May 4, 2011

It has been a frustrating few days on the Rainbow Warrior. Until Sunday we were stopped outside of Tokyo bay, waiting out bad weather, trying to find a ship’s agent to represent us and arrange entry into port to fix our broken gyro...

Chernobyl: the unbearable lightness of human lives

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | April 29, 2011

On the Chernobyl media trip , a question that came up numerous times was "why don't you just move out of the area?" Dr Shulyak of Rokytne, who cares for the 53,000 living in the contaminated region, actually laughed. "Yes, some...

Marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government

Blog entry by Ike Teuling | April 29, 2011

Since the start of the Fukushima disaster I have been following the worrying developments from a safe distance in Amsterdam, but suddenly, I am on rocking ship getting closer to the disaster area every day. I joined the Rainbow...

25 years on, Chernobyl horrors don’t stop

Blog entry by Reema Ganguly | April 28, 2011

Behind the window. The wind behind the window, bends the branches of the trees. So does life, it bends me really hard. I sit alone and I am dreaming about something, but you will not know about this never. I will live through all...

The Djinn escaped in Chernobyl that day

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | April 27, 2011

For Valentina Burakova – a 69 year old victim, the word Djinn has a special significance. She uses it often to describe what happened in Chernobyl on the 26th of April 1986. On being asked whether she holds any grudges against those...

Chernobyl: distorted reality, and unanswered questions

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | April 21, 2011

We have just returned after completing an important mission in Ukraine – taking around 70 journalists from 18 countries with us to Chernobyl, nearly 25 years after the nuclear catastrophe . It was one of the largest media trips...

Call to widen evacuation area around Fukushima

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | March 28, 2011

Our team of radiation specialists in Japan brought back their findings for the day. The press release says it all: Fukushima, March 27, 2011: Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro...

Increased radiation detected in Japan’s food and water

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 24, 2011

For days we’ve heard conflicting reports about the safety of radiation levels in the food and water in Japan. Just a few days ago, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government stated that radiation levels had decreased in the city. However,...

Mourn the dead; fight for the living. Solidarity and protest

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | March 23, 2011

There I was standing, amongst the 400-odd people who had gathered at India Gate, overwhelmed by mixed emotions. The energy and enthusiasm was contagious. Just weeks after the triple tragedy struck humanity in Japan, people from all...

Update: Call for improved evacuation and radioactivity plans

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 21, 2011

It's been 10 days since the series of explosions and radiation leaks that led to the devastating crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant . As radioactive contamination grows and conditions remain critical, we are calling for improved...

Where to find good information on the nuclear crisis in Fukushima

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 17, 2011

Today was, unfortunately, another day of uncertainty, confusion, danger and struggle in Japan. Here are some links to help you get a picture of what's happening. IMPORTANT: If you are in Japan , the Japan Times has a good ...

The milk of Chernobyl

Blog entry by Aslihan Tumer | March 11, 2011

As a child, I really did not like the milk no matter how much my mother tried to put sugar or chocolate in it. I still don’t  like it much. This was a little issue when I grew up between my mother and me. Today I am a Greenpeace...

Konkan coast under nuclear threat

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | December 22, 2010

The Konkan coast is a beautiful and relatively undisturbed area south of Mumbai. Most people here make a living out of agriculture. The area is also known for Alphonso mango and cashews, among other things - and fishing. All of that is...

600 people arrested for opposing nuclear plant, hundreds more voluntarily risk jail

Blog entry by Karuna Raina | October 29, 2010

World's largest nuclear park is planned in Jaitapur, in Ratnagiri district on the coast of southern Maharashtra. The park would comprise up to six large nuclear reactors bought from the French nuclear giant- Areva. In addition to the...

Children of Koodankulam

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | October 9, 2012

September 25, 2012 Today, rather than sleeping in the parish house I decided to sleep with protestors under the pandal.  The young men sleep around the border of the pandal to protect the women and children in case there is an...

Meeting SP Udaykumar

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | October 3, 2012

Ever since I came to Idinthikarai, I have been looking for SP Udaykumar, the man who has been leading the movement. He has tremendous support from the people and is fondly called the people's leader. Soon after my arrival, I was...

Tsunami Colony: a story of despair, disturbance and displacement

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | September 24, 2012

The protest against the Koodankulam nuclear plant is one of the longest peaceful movements in the history of India after the Gandhian movement. Even among the many anti-nuclear movements globally, the Koodankulam protests are seen as...

Koodankulam protesters tell their story

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | September 19, 2012

Today was my third day at Idinthakarai. Finally after two days I could catch some sleep in the parish house where the priests stay. The people of Idinthikarai sleep under the same roof because they fear that the police repression might...

Blogger briefing

Frequently asked questions | March 15, 2011 at 22:50

You may be looking for useful information about the ongoing nuclear emergency at Japan’s Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant. Here are some answers to common questions about the situation - along with useful links. Please feel free to share this...

No to nuclear testing

Image | April 1, 2000 at 6:30

No to nuclear testing

No to nuclear testing

Image | April 1, 2000 at 6:30

No to nuclear testing

The scene at earthquake

Image | July 18, 2007 at 6:30

The scene at earthquake-ravaged Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant.

The scene at earthquake

Image | July 18, 2007 at 6:30

The scene at earthquake-ravaged Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant.

New Delhi

Image | May 14, 2010 at 18:59

New Delhi, May 14, 2010. Greenpeace radiation experts Stan Vincent and Jan Vande Putte survey the Mayapuri scrap market in Delhi. Radiation from a Cobalt 60 source killed one person and injured six persons in the western Delhi metal scrap market...

Greenpeace activists put up warning signs

Image | May 14, 2010 at 19:00

Greenpeace activists put up warning signs around contaminated areas after radiation experts found high levels of radiation at Mayapuri, Delhi.

New Delhi

Image | May 14, 2010 at 18:59

New Delhi, May 14, 2010. Greenpeace radiation experts Stan Vincent and Jan Vande Putte survey the Mayapuri scrap market in Delhi. Radiation from a Cobalt 60 source killed one person and injured six persons in the western Delhi metal scrap market...

Greenpeace activists put up warning signs

Image | May 14, 2010 at 19:00

Greenpeace activists put up warning signs around contaminated areas after radiation experts found high levels of radiation at Mayapuri, Delhi.

National Day of Action against Nuclear

Image gallery | April 12, 2011

National Day of Action against Nuclear

Image gallery | April 12, 2011

Around the world against nuclear energy

Image gallery | April 29, 2011

Around the world against nuclear energy

Image gallery | April 29, 2011

Foreign hand

Image | August 3, 2012 at 12:53

Who will pay if a nuclear disaster like Fukushima happens in India? It won't be the people who built and sold us the reactor. It'll be you. Go Figure.

Foreign hand

Image | August 3, 2012 at 12:53

Who will pay if a nuclear disaster like Fukushima happens in India? It won't be the people who built and sold us the reactor. It'll be you. Go Figure.

Foreign hand

Image | August 3, 2012 at 12:53

Who will pay if a nuclear disaster like Fukushima happens in India? It won't be the people who built and sold us the reactor. It'll be you. Go Figure.

Fukushima Daiichi damage

Image | March 16, 2011 at 22:31

White smoke billows from the No. 3 unit. Picture taken March 15, 2011.

Earthquake and Tsunami damage-Dai Ichi Power Plant, Japan

Image | March 16, 2011 at 17:58

Earthquake and Tsunami damage, Japan-March 16, 2011: This is a satellite image of Japan showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami at the Dai Ichi Power Plant, Japan. (credit: DigitalGlobe) www.digitalglobe.com

National Day of Action against Nuclear

Image gallery | April 12, 2011

351 - 400 of 436 results.

results per page
10 | 20 | 50