The “Save Khimki Forest Movement” illustrates the dangers NGOs face in Russia. Naturvernforbundet/ Friends of the Earth Norway pledges support for the activists, and encourages Norwegians to sign their petition.
Ønsker et mer miljøvennlig Arktis:
De enorme naturrikdommene i Arktis trues fra flere kanter. – En bærekraftig forvaltning av Arktis er viktigere enn noen gang, sier Aase Refsnes. I tre dager har miljø- og urfolksorganisasjoner med base i Arktis vært samlet på Sommarøy i Troms for å utmeisle strategier for felles prosjekter og posisjoner.
Naturvernforbundets internasjonale arbeid foregår i over 20 land og representerer Norge i verdens største nettverk av miljøorganisasjoner, Friends of the Earth. Les brosjyren om arbeidet vårt rundt om i verden.
Friday Naturvernforbundet / Friends of the Earth Norway celebrated the government's no to the opening of oil drilling in Lofoten Islands, and says the government has given the community a historic victory.
Norway might send its own nuclear waste abroad:
It has been proposed to send Norwegian nuclear waste for recycling and reprocessing in France. Also Naturvernforbundet's partner organizations in Russia react to the proposal.
Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth international, visited last weekend the Norwegian city of Trondheim, where he talked about the parallels between oil extraction outside Lofoten in Norway and in his own country Nigeria.
After offloading spent nuclear fuel in Murmansk Thursday night, the ship Puma experienced problems on its way south along the Norwegian coast. Puma took in water and needed help from the Coast Guard.
Puma has now reached Murmansk with spent nuclear fuel from Serbia, after sailing along the Norwegian coast. The picture shows Puma in Murmansk, taken by Naturvernforbundet today.
Naturvernforbundet and Russian partners are applauding the German decision to cancel the planned transport of spent nuclear fuel to Mayak in Russia. The bad environmental situation at the Mayak facility is the reason for the decision.
Transport to Mayak in Russia
A ship carrying spent nuclear fuel will reach Norwegian waters within the next 24 hours on its way to Murmansk. Naturvernforbundet asks that emergency preparedness is increased, and that Norwegian authorities confront the transport of dangerous radioactive materials.
- The incident at Kola nuclear power plant yesterday shows the need of closing the reactors, and start making plans for decommissioning, says Yuri Ivanov in Naturvernforbundet’s partner organisation “Kola Environmental Centre”.
A documentary about radioactive problems in Mayak area, created by Gennadi Shabarin for the decommission project, has won the prize of the festival at Baykal International Film Festival 2010.