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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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A comedy of nuclear errors

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Covering the various disasters, leaks, deceptions and cover-ups of the nuclear industry, as we do here daily at Nuclear Reaction, it’s difficult not to develop a rather dark sense of humour. Some days it’s hard not to laugh at some of...

Don't mention Yucca Mountain

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Whenever he campaigns in Nevada, republican presidential candidate John McCain works hard to avoid any mention the state’s Yucca Mountain project. The nuclear waste repository is yet to be completed and is currently 20 years behind...

Spare a dollar for Vermont Yankee?

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Like the rest of us Vermont Yankee is suffering in the current economic climate : The owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant says it will have to wait almost 60 years before it has enough money to decommission the plant. Faced...

Nuclear News for October 31st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Research base for new Chinese nuclear power ‘A new research and development office opened in Beijing this week, focused on the task of...

Forests For Climate: the great tree protection scheme

Blog entry by Jamie | 31 October, 2008 1 comment

With a scheme like Forests For Climate, intact forests would become more valuable than cash crops like palm oil © Beltra/Greenpeace Change is in the air. We've picking up several new crew members in Jakarta who are joining the...


Blog entry by Juliette | 31 October, 2008

Our colleagues in the UK have sent this great animation for their coal campaign. I'll let you watch first: The CoalFinger website comes with plenty of goodies to share it and spread the word. From banners to images to...

Nuclear Situations Vacant

Blog entry by Justin | 30 October, 2008 1 comment

With the nuclear industry involved in a global push to lure skills and new blood into their workforce, we thought we would give them a rare break today and lend a helping hand to the recruitment effort. So if you are looking for an...

October news

Blog entry by Juliette | 30 October, 2008 2 comments

Here is a summary of what we’ve done in October 2008 around the world: Climate: We’re asking EU leaders, and in particular Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy to stop yielding to the car lobby and make strong emissions standards for...

Taxpayer money could be handed over to climate killers

Blog entry by Jess | 30 October, 2008

Earlier today, activists in Germany "road up" on Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to protest Angela Merkel's climate policy on cars. Thirty activists on toy cars cruised over to the Chancellory and let Merkel know that building fuel efficient...

Contaminated water around Caetité uranium mine: update

Blog entry by Justin | 30 October, 2008

Earlier this month research by Greenpeace found that drinking water around the Caetité uranium mine in Brazil showed uranium contamination levels as much as seven times higher than World Health Organisation’s recommendations. In a...

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