This week in nuclear news

Some bits of good news. Some welcome news, in UK  Government support for energy saving.  Some Good News About Corals and Climate Change   The UK’s first hospital-owned solar farm shows how renewables could be a way out of reliance on fossil fuels.. The Good News About Renewable Energy.

I’ve read so much on the Ukraine crisis. For an overview of that situation, Charles Freeman, former USA diplomat, is the best source. His interview is long. ”USA fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian’‘. I think I’m the only one to transcribe it. (that took me hours!). But I recommend that you persist with it. It is worth 100 other commentaries on Ukraine.


Scott Morrison has no plan for the economic growth that would be needed to pay for all his touted ”Defence – Security” stuff.   Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (ANFA) statement March 2022. Friends of the Earth Australia’s Submission to Environment Minister calls out the dishonesty in the proposal for a national nuclear waste dump at Kimba, South Australia. Australian Radioactive Waste Agency – a couple of English nuclear waste officials conning the Australian public?

Thousands of hectares approved for projects that made koalas homeless.

Wilful ignorance . Blaming war and deadly floods on climate change activists .

‘Our dams are full’: northern NSW and south-east Queensland again brace for floods as heavy rain looms.    Fears for more ’life-threatening’ floods in NSW.        True impact of floods on animal populations remains unknown

‘We’d never touch it if we knew’: Farmer locked in carbon credit scheme backs inquiry into ‘rort’.       Taylor’s office spent $1 billion on ‘sham’ carbon projects . Australian media – paid to distract you from the really important news – Michael West reports.


Ukraine war shows nuclear deterrence doesn’t work; we need disarmament — IPPNW peace and health blogDalai Lama, Other Nobel Winners Demand Explicit Vow Not to Use Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine. U.S. Peace Council Statement on Russia’s Military Intervention in Ukraine.

Zelensky ready to negotiate with Russia over NATO and Donbas sovereignty, but Biden won’t budge. More Evidence That The US Is Trying To Prolong This War– Caitlin Johnstone lays it bare.

We have a new energy crisis, and EFFICIENCY is the largest, cheapest, safest, cleanest and fastest way to address it.

Official cover-up by 7 governments of the cancer deaths of nuclear test veterans.

Western countries importing Russian uranium and nuclear supplies – WITH NO SANCTIONS.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to discuss climate mitigation efforts, including technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

Climate change at the Poles.    Temperatures hit ‘unthinkable’ highs at both of Earth’s poles on the weekend.   Climate scientists are trying to find out why.   Record-smashing heatwaves are hitting Antarctica and the Arctic simultaneously.  Here’s what’s driving them, and how they’ll impact wildlife.   Wildfires caused by global warming ‘are accelerating global warming’.    In 20 years of studying how ecosystems absorb carbon, here’s why we’re worried about a tipping point of collapse.    Fridays for Future school climate strikes resume across the world

Bitcoin miners want to recast themselves as eco-friendly

ANTARCTICA. Climate scientists alarmed at unprecedented heat at both the Antarctic and the Arctic. Record-smashing heatwaves are hitting Antarctica and the Arctic simultaneously. Here’s what’s driving them, and how they’ll impact wildlife. Antarctic heat – a horrifying reminder of the future with global heating. Gigantic Antarctic ice shelf collapses into the sea.

ARCTIC. Very low Arctic sea ice.


Forest fires erupt around Chernobyl nuclear plantChernobyl radiation monitors ‘not working‘. Chernobyl nuclear worker gives the inside story on the dire situation for the staff as Russians took over. 

Ukraine war – the Nazi factorWhat is the risk of a nuclear accident in Ukraine?  Deal on Ukrainian nuclear safety to come ‘soon,’ says IAEA chief. Bellona explains Ukraine’s nuclear stations.  International Atomic Energy Agency’s grave concern over safety of Ukraine’s nuclear reactors. IAEA concerned that Russia is shelling Ukrainian checkpoints in the city of Slavutych, near Chernobyl. The work of Ukraine-based European Institute of Chernobyl. So far, Zaporizhzhya’s nuclear reactors are being managed safely under Russian control . Warning on effect of Russian force’s attack on nuclear research facility.

HUNGARYNATO troops deployed to Hungary despite government’s reservations — Anti-bellum


CANADAOttawa’s Nuclear Funding Delays Climate Action, Ignores Indigenous Objections, Opponents Warn. Saskatchewn ponders new small nuclear reactors, but opposition unsure about safety and environmental impacts.

JAPANNagasaki survivor calls for joint resistance to nuclear threat amid Russian invasion.

RUSSIA. Kremlin says Russia could use nuclear weapons, if its existence were threatened. Russia holds back on full assaults on Ukraine, and Zelensky prepared to negotiate on NATO and Donbas/Crimea.

FRANCE. France’s nuclear energy output continues to slump.


NATO grooming yet another new member: Ireland — Anti-bellum

IRAN. Iran’s foreign minister says nuclear deal closer ‘than ever’Iran blames US for delays in reaching nuclear deal.

INDIAOpinion: U.S. pressure on India over Ukraine doomed to fail — Anti-bellum

EUROPE. Europeans stocking up on anti-radiation pillsNo surety that Europe will favour nuclear power, following Ukraine crisis,

CHINAChinese analysts: U.S. hopes to bleed Russia, collapse it like USSR — Anti-bellum

AUSTRIA. Renewable energy: Austria, a leader of anti-nuclear advocacy in Europe.

RUSSIA. Russia about to announce an export ban on uranium.

Serbia won’t be dragged into broader European war: president — Anti-bellum      Brutal, horrible, criminal, inhuman attack on a small country: Serbs commemorate victims of NATO’s war — Anti-bellum

NORTH KOREA. North Korea preparing for its first nuclear test in 5 years.

PHILIPPINES. Greenpeace: Nuclear power is not the solution to Philippines’ energy woes.

CZECH REPUBLICWorld’s biggest bunker where billionaires could survive in luxury for 10 years.


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