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Nuclear News - Niger coup: Good for Tuareg rebels, bad for uranium investors

Blog entry by Justin | 24 March, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Niger coup: Good for Tuareg rebels, bad for uranium investors ‘The military junta announced it will audit all uranium exploration permits awarded before last month's coup Niger.

The nuclear waste buried in democracy’s dust

Blog entry by Aslihan | 26 October, 2009

If you’re fortunate to have a government that records its proceedings online, you can gain access to all kinds of fascinating information. It might sound a little dull but trust us, there’s diamonds to be found amongst the dusty...

No to Nuclear Power 101: ‘cheap’

Blog entry by Justin | 9 March, 2009 4 comments

(This series of blog posts examines the false and dangerous claims of the nuclear industry. The introduction to the series can be found here .) If nuclear power is as cheap as the industry and its supporters claim , why is it so...

The mysterious French firm

Blog entry by Aslihan | 19 February, 2009

Today we learned that Kuwait has also decided to go down through the nuclear road. According to Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah: “A French firm is studying the issue.” We do not think there would be any Nuclear Reaction...

Nuclear waste company says, "Whoops, some of our files are missing"

Blog entry by Justin | 18 February, 2009

(This is a guest post by Jamie Woolley from Greenpeace UK .) Back in 1999, Greenpeace was protesting about plutonium shipments destined for the Mox plant at Sellafield. Now the plant may have to close © Greenpeace/Sims In...

Nuclear energy news for September 3 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 3 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: AFP: Russia will complete Iran nuclear plant ‘The Russian company building Iran's first nuclear power plant has renewed a commitment to complete the project, the...

ASEAN: No nuclear energy in South East Asia

Blog entry by Justin | 7 August, 2008

(©Greenpeace/Vinai Dithajohn) It’s been a very busy week for Greenpeace South East Asia. The energy ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN] met in Bangkok this week to discuss energy issues. Unfortunately,...

Tricastin: Radioactive gas emissions higher than normal

Blog entry by Justin | 7 August, 2008

Nuclear Reaction regular Tricastin is in back in the news. Again. The French nuclear watchdog ASN has found that … …an inspection last month showed that, since Jan. 1, the plant had emitted more radioactive carbon-14 gas than was...

US Embassy Gets a Wake Up Call from Greenpeace Youth

Blog entry by abi | 2 December, 2009 3 comments

Hi, I'm Jess from the United States, coming to you live from Copenhagen, a city totally abuzz with anticipation, excitement, and lately - ACTION. Courtesy of the 40 plus Greenpeace youth of over a dozen nations assembled here,...

Unfriend Coal comes to Facebook Dublin office

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 9 April, 2011 3 comments

Facebook’s largest office outside the US is in Dublin, Ireland. It's the headquarters of the company's international operations. Facebook’s choice of dirty coal for powering its operations is an issue the company cannot continue to...

Facebook Unfriend Coal Ad Goes Global

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 7 April, 2011

One week ago we launched a 30-second television ad directed at Facebook in another attempt to push the company to end its dirty energy use. The Earth Day deadline is only a couple of weeks away, and hundreds of thousands of people...

Perspectives on Facebook's Coal Problem

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 30 September, 2010

Over the past month in the blogosphere we’ve seen increasing attention paid to our popular campaign for Facebook to choose renewables not coal, and the coverage has become quite a game of “he said, she said”. The onslaught of...

Climate Action at Coal Power Plant in Beijing

Image | 28 July, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace volunteers display a big banner in front of a coal fired power plant in western Beijing. The power plant is representative of any number of China's polluting power stations and their heavy reliance on coal that is hindering the...

Action in Brindisi during G8 Summit in Italy

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists inside the Federico II coal power plant use a welding machine to access the outside of the plant's chimney and paint a message as part of a nationwide protest targeting four coal power plants in Italy. Greenpeace is demanding...

22 Activists painted "STOP" in the middle

Image | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

22 Activists painted "STOP" in the middle of a coal mine in Poland to ask the Polish Government and the rest of the world to Quit Coal and Save the Climate.

400 people living around a huge open cast

Image | 17 November, 2008 at 1:00

400 people living around a huge open cast mine near Konin, Poland, joined Greenpeace today to reclaim the land occupied by the mine, the second biggest in Poland, which threatens their homes and livelihoods. At noon, local residents together...

The Rainbow Warrior boarded by the Dutch

Image | 17 November, 2008 at 16:13

The Rainbow Warrior boarded by the Dutch Police. After a day of protest inside and outside the E.on power station in Rotterdam, the police stormed the Rainbow Warrior, searched and took the details of all the crew onboard.

The Rainbow Warrior boarded by the Dutch

Image | 17 November, 2008 at 16:02

The Rainbow Warrior boarded by the Dutch Police. After a day of protest inside and outside the E.on power station in Rotterdam, the police stormed the Rainbow Warrior, searched and took the details of all the crew onboard.

Coal is the worst climate offender

Image | 1 November, 2005 at 2:00

Coal is the worst climate offender

Emergency switch on coal

Image | 15 November, 2007 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist pushes a button to stop the conveyor belt. It's time to push the emergency switch on coal.

Greenpeace activists set up a symbolic wind

Image | 20 October, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists set up a symbolic wind turbine in front one of the region’s biggest coal-fired power stations, the CLP's Castle Peak. This is a call to governments, banks and industry to invest in clean renewable energy instead of using...

Hatfield's Ferry Power Station

Image | 23 June, 2004 at 3:00

Hatfield's Ferry Power Station, Masontown, PA Greenpeace activists climb a 700-ft coal plant smokestack to denounce Bush's dirty power plan.

G8 action in Brindisi

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 19:30

08 July - Italy. Activists scale a coal power plant in Brindisi, painting the message ‘G8 ACT’ on the side of the plant’s chimney as part of nationwide actions targeting four coal power plants during the G8 meeting in Italy. Read more

Greenpeace shut down Vattenfall

Image | 28 April, 2010 at 13:30

28 April - Sweden. Around thirty of Greenpeace activists shut down the main headquarters of Vattenfall, Europe's fifth-largest electricity producer. The activists demand the responsible minister announces at the company's AGM that the company...

Greenpeace shuts down Vattenfall

Image | 28 April, 2010 at 13:30

Greenpeace activists shut down the main headquarters of Vattenfall, AB, Europe's fifth-largest electricity producer in central Stockholm. The state company must abandon its investment in coal and nuclear for investment in renewable energy.

Three ways the climate crisis is already being solved

Video | 21 October, 2014 at 19:45

The climate is in crisis and it affects us all. But we can take control of our future. By joining the growing movement for climate action, you and I can choose to be part of the solution.

March 24: Neste, Nestlé - no excuse

Blog entry by danielkramb | 24 March, 2010 2 comments

Greenpeace activists dressed in orangutan costumes held a protest at Nestlé's Jakarta headquarters today. Neste is giving some ground and, no, there shouldn’t be the letter l in that name. We’re talking about Neste Oil, a Finnish...

March 22: No time for a break yet on coal, Nestlé & tuna

Blog entry by danielkramb | 22 March, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace activists atop the Prunerov coal-fired power station in the Czech Republic. Prunerov: a global shame Last week, the environment minister resigned because of it; a whole island nation is up in arms about it. Today,...

Wanted - Energy Revolution leader for Asia

Blog entry by MartinB | 17 May, 2007 1 comment

Athena is the face of Greenpeace's climate and energy campaign in Asia. She has just returned from Kyoto, where she led a team pressuring the Asian Development Bank to put their money where their mouths are and invest in Clean Energy.

Month In Pictures - September

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Month In Pictures - October

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Month In Pictures - January

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Action at Prumerov Power Station in Czech Republic

Image | 23 March, 2010 at 2:00

GREENPEACE ACTION AT PRUMEROV POWER STATION. Greenpeace activists hold a banner suspended from the top of the 300 metre high smokestack of the Prunerov II brown coal-fired power station. The 12 protesters have hung a banner saying 'Global Shame'...

Activists at Svea Coal Mine in Svalbard

Image | 1 October, 2009 at 17:07

Greenpeace activists block the conveyor belts at Svea Coal Mine, hindering Arctic coal from being exported to European coal fired power plants.

Climate Action in Venice during G8 Summit in Italy

Image | 9 July, 2009 at 17:53

Greenpeace paints ´G8: LEAD OR LOSE´ on the Marghera coal fired power plant in Venice, Italy, as a last urgent call to the G8 leaders to improve their commitments to combat climate change. The second day Greenpeace activists where occupying the...

Action in Venice during G8 Summit in Italy

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists occupy the Marghera coal power plant near Venice and unfurl banners reading "Green jobs" and "G8: Climate leaders or losers" as part of a nationwide protest targeting four Italian coal power plants. Greenpeace demands the G8...

A child plays with his kite amongst the toxic

Image | 13 October, 2008 at 2:00

A child plays with his kite amongst the toxic fumes and burning ground caused due to the underground coal fires around Bokahapadi Village, Jharia.

10 June

Image | 10 June, 2008 at 3:00

10 June - Philippines. Greenpeace volunteers light candles that spell “Freedom from Coal” in front of Jaro Cathedral in Iloilo City, central Philippines.

Thousands join a protest against coal

Image | 5 March, 2008 at 2:00

Thousands join a protest against coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City which if built would contribute to global climate change and lock the country in a dirty energy cycle for years to come.

Activists plant 2

Image | 19 March, 2008 at 1:00

Activists plant 2,008 trees on the construction site of the new E.ON coal power plant in Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam. Ironically today is the, "national day for planting a tree", sponsored by E.ON.

Greenpeace activists build a dam in the Government

Image | 12 November, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists build a dam in the Government District in Berlin to advise against the consequences of a wrong climate policy.

Munmorah coal

Image | 16 November, 2007 at 1:00

Munmorah coal-fired power station shut down by activists in protest against John Howard and Kevin Rudd's dismal climate change policies.

Greenpeace activists climb on seven cranes

Image | 1 October, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists climb on seven cranes at the coal power plant building site of Vattenfall in Boxberg. They hang a huge Banner from the crane reading: Vattenfall: Stop building! Climate protection instead of brown coal! Smaller banners at the...

Greenpeace Activist: Jesus, Quit Coal Campaign

Video | 24 March, 2009 at 17:30

Learn more about the Quit Coal tour: http://www.greenpeace.org/quitcoal

REVEALED: True cost of coal in China

Video | 15 September, 2010 at 16:38

China’s coal-fired power plants dump enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes. Our latest report 'The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in China' reveals that coal ash has now...

Month in Pictures - March 2011

Image gallery | 31 March, 2011

Banner At The Essar Mumbai

Image | 22 January, 2014 at 18:57

Greenpeace India activists unfurl a giant 36x72 foot banner reading: ‘We kill forests', from Essar’s building in Mumbai. Indian Energy giant Essar have announced their intention to mine another area of pristine forest in Mahan, Madhya Pradesh,...

February 23: ban on illegal sushi and sashimi

Blog entry by Almudena | 23 February, 2010

Bluefin tuna Due to uncontrolled overfishing, which would clearly put an end to bluefin tuna stocks, the European Commission called for a ban on international trade . Though not immediate (the ban will come into effect next year),...

Mass Civil Disobedience

Blog entry by Jess | 2 March, 2009

If you are anywhere near Washington, DC today and you want to be part of the what will likely be the largest demonstration on climate change, get yourself down to the capitol to be a part of the action. Ninety organizations and...

Coral and Coal

Blog entry by MartinB | 6 June, 2007

Jasper, Greenpeace South East Asia climate and energy campaigner, took time out from a coal industry conference in Bali to go coral diving. Waking up early is always a pain, however, the prospect of going snorkelling in one of Bali’s...

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