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Thorium

Don't believe the spin on thorium being a ‘greener’ nuclear option

Eifion Rees

23rd June, 2011

It produces less radioactive waste and more power than uranium but the UK would be making a mistake in looking to it as a 'greener' fuel. The Ecologist reports more...
wind

Power: keeping it green

Henry Gass

3rd June, 2011

Angela Merkel’s decision to dispense with nuclear power has left environmentalists around the world exploring alternatives. Henry Gass weighs up the options more...
nuclear

Why UK nuclear power plants may cause childhood cancer and leukaemia

Dr Paul Dorfman

16th May, 2011

You won't hear the UK government admit it but after decades of research there is now evidence of real excesses of childhood cancer and leukaemia near some nuclear facilities, argues Dr Paul Dorfman more...
Onkalo nuclear waste site

Should future generations be forced to deal with our nuclear legacy?

Tom Levitt

13th May, 2011

In producing nuclear power we are taking the benefits today but leaving the burden of cleaning up waste and accident risks to future generations, argues a study on nuclear ethics more...
Electricity pylon

How one town foiled energy giant ‘bribes’ over renewable grid

William McLennan and Tom Antebi

9th May, 2011

As Germany attempts to abandon nuclear power, one small town has successfully overcome industry intimidation and begun its own post-nuclear age more...
nuclear

Fukushima fall-out: why the nuclear industry's liability for an accident is too low

Dr Paul Dorfman

21st March, 2011

With Japan's nuclear catastrophe still far from resolved, Dr Paul Dorfman argues why nuclear remains 'economically unreliable' and why it will be the taxpayer who ends up being liable as well as facing all the risks more...
A nuclear power station

France pushes its faith in nuclear around the world

Terry Macalister, guardian energy editor

24th March, 2011

The French government is championing energy giants EDF and Areva as they try to build their nuclear businesses around the world more...
Neil Kingsnorth

CAMPAIGN HERO: Neil Kingsnorth, head of activism at Friends of the Earth

Matilda Lee

22nd March, 2011

The Ecologist talks to Neil Kingsnorth about Friends of the Earth's most (and least) successful campaigns and why community groups are vital to the future of UK activism more...
No Need for Nuclear

TAKE ACTION on nuclear power

Matilda Lee

18th March, 2011

With the Japanese nuclear disaster still unfolding, make your voice heard on Britain's sustainable energy future: say no to nuclear... more...
Chernobyl

Lessons for Japan from the Chernobyl catastrophe

Ian Sample, guardian science correspondent

18th March, 2011

The Fukushima nuclear plant crisis appears less dangerous than the 1986 Chernobyl disaster – but the risk of radiation spreading wide remains more...
Anti-nuclear protest

EU 'ignoring safety risks' in financing of nuclear expansion in Ukraine

Tom Levitt

17th March, 2011

As Japan's Fukushima disaster unfolds, the EU is financing a controversial nuclear expansion programme in Ukraine to increase exports to energy-hungry consumers in western Europe. Tom Levitt reports more...
A nuclear power station

Fukushima crisis raises fresh concerns over UK nuclear energy expansion

Kate Hudson

14th March, 2011

The UK should suspend its plans to build new nuclear power stations after the leak of radioactive material from the Fukushima plant in Japan, says Kate Hudson from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

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Undersea nuclear

Underwater nuclear power stations destined for the English Channel?

Robert Williams

15th February, 2011



Plans for undersea nuclear power reactors around the coast of France could see a boom in uptake of the technology - but serious questions about costs and waste disposal remain unanswered more...
A nuclear power station

The truth behind India's nuclear renaissance

Praful Bidwai

9th February, 2011

Jaitapur's French-built nuclear plant is a disaster in waiting, jeopardising biodiversity and local livelihoods, says activist Praful Bidwai more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

The government isn’t telling us the true cost of nuclear waste disposal

Dr Paul Dorfman

13th December, 2010

UK plans for ten new nuclear power plants will create £80 billion worth of radioactive waste that we still have no secure way of disposing more...

Mark Lynas: 'More than half of greens agree with me on GM & nuclear'

Matilda Lee

15th November, 2010

Mark Lynas, featured in Channel 4's recent and highly controversial documentary, 'What the green movement got wrong', tells Matilda Lee why he is not the pariah of the eco movement more...

Shocking legacy of 'uranium poisonings' haunts Obama's looming mining decision

Leana Hosea

2nd November, 2010

Despite disturbing claims about the impact of uranium, ten-thousand proposals for exploration in the Grand Canyon area have been submitted. A key fuel for nuclear power, the US must now decide between full scale uranium mining, partial mining or a twenty year moratorium. Leana Hosia investigates more...

British mining company in controversial uranium project near Grand Canyon

Tom Levitt

2nd November, 2010

Vane Minerals currently exploring for uranium deposits on the edge of the Grand Canyon National Park in area with alleged history of contamination affecting former miners and local indigenous population more...
Barrels of nuclear waste

Rejected nuclear waste site in Cumbria back on list of potential locations

Tom Levitt

29th October, 2010

Campaigners and scientists express concern over the inclusion of a site near Sellafield in latest list of locations considered for deep underground disposal of nuclear waste more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

EU nuclear waste disposal plans 'not safe' claim scientists

Emily Shelton

16th September 2010

Experts warn EU proposals for deep geological disposal of radioactive waste have ‘serious potential for something to go badly wrong’
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Offshore wind turbines

UK likely to miss legal 2020 renewable energy target

Ecologist

27th July, 2010

Energy secretary Chris Huhne focuses on 2050 targets in first major policy statement but admits the UK faces 'short-term challenges' to meet targets for renewable energy more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

UK to get three new nuclear power plants by 2022

Ecologist

30th June, 2010

Government's climate watchdog says 'good progress' being made towards new nuclear but renewable sector needs major investment if UK is to meet emissions targets more...
Nuclear power station

Nuclear power debate still divides UK public opinion

Ecologist

11th June, 2010

The majority of the public feels the risks of nuclear power outweigh the benefits and would prefer to see more investment into renewable energy, a new poll shows more...
Uranium tailings mound

Think nuclear is clean energy? Ask the Nigeriens

Carolyn Lebel

1st June, 2010

As the new nuclear renaissance grows, so too does uranium extraction. In Niger, which boasts some of the world's richest deposits, NGOs say that the poor are being exploited for the West's 'clean energy' more...
Didcot power station

How to campaign: climate change and energy

Zofia Walczak & Matilda Lee

25th May, 2010

From direct action campaigns to eco-village renewable energy systems, there are many ways to learn about and get involved in actions to prevent climate change more...

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