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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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Flying high over Indonesia's forests

Blog entry by Jamie | 13 October, 2008

I'm not sure how I managed to persuade my superiors to release me from my normal London-based duties and travel to Indonesia to join the Esperanza for two months, but whatever I did, it worked. I'm here for the second leg of the ...

Vermont Yankee’s money worries

Blog entry by Justin | 13 October, 2008

Poor Vermont Yankee’s troubles just won’t go away. Following the collapse of a cooling tower , a leaking coolant system, and the delivery of radioactive lead shielding , the troubled nuclear reactor has become the latest victim of...

Nuclear energy news for October 13 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 13 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Belarus News: Nuclear power project is fraught with «ordeals», expert says ‘The Belarusian government’s plans to build a nuclear power plant are fraught with...

The king is naked

Blog entry by Juliette | 13 October, 2008 2 comments

What do you call someone who yells that car emissions are putting the climate in danger? A visionary? Environmental activist? Concerned citizen? Captain Obvious? For French President Nicolas Sarkozy, it's none of the above - he likes...

Institute for Delicious Whale Research

Blog entry by brianfit | 10 October, 2008 3 comments

Whaling wonks the world over have been chuckling for years at the Institute for Cetacean Research's wacky, wonderful website , where they spin the Japanese Fisheries Agency's latest propoganda in an (I thought) inimitable combination...

Friday’s fun nuclear facts!

Blog entry by Aslihan | 10 October, 2008

Let’s round off the week again with some more amazing facts from the crazy world of nuclear energy… • According to Nobel Prize nominee and physician Dr. Helen Caldicott, mutations of recessive genes caused by nuclear waste can take...

Nuclear Energy News for October 10, 2008

Blog entry by Aslihan | 10 October, 2008

Press Telegram: Doctor sounds alarm on risks of nuclear energy ‘Nuclear power is a grave public health danger, far worse than tobacco. Over time, it will induce epidemics of cancer, leukemia and genetic disease in all future...

The uncertainty of Vermont Yankee

Blog entry by Justin | 9 October, 2008 1 comment

Vermont Yankee is a lady who loves trouble . Last year part of one of the nuclear power plant’s cooling towers collapsed. At one point in July this year the reactor’s coolant system was leaking 60 gallons of water a minute. That leak...

Nuclear energy news for October 9 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 9 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Bloomberg: Areva, EDF Dispute Nuclear Waste Treatment Costs, Echos Says ‘The French government has been forced to intervene in a dispute between Areva SA and...

Tis the season…. for corporate bailouts

Blog entry by tom | 9 October, 2008 1 comment

Never mind failing banks, apparently the European car industry is also getting in on the act. It wants a mere E40 billion of tax payers money to finally build greener cars now it seams they might finally be forced to lower the amount...

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