Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMExelon Corp.'s $7.9 billion bid to buy Constellation Energy builds on a series of recent deals meant to create profitable electric power companies that burn less coal, use more natural gas and combine existing nuclear fleets. [News Source]
Exelon-Constellation deal could create ‘clean energy’ giant.
Greenland reveals its warm secrets.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMNew results from a drilling project in Greenland suggest that the ice sheet there may be more stable—and Antarctica’s may be less stable—than previously thought. [News Source]
A journey into the past, drinks included.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMFor several years in the middle of the last decade, a group of eminent climate scientists fell under the patronage of a billionaire philanthropist named Gary Comer, who turned his luxury yacht into a scientific platform for exploring the Arctic. [News Source]
Disaster needed for U.S. to act on climate change, Harvard’s Stavins says.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMThe U.S. probably won’t take significant steps to curb climate change until an environmental disaster sways public view and prompts political action, Robert Stavins of Harvard University said. [News Source]
Desperate measures gain ground among conservationists.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMWhile zoos are being recognized as key centers for conservation, the impact of climate change has brought some experts to the conclusion that more radical solutions are needed to save vulnerable species. [News Source]
With warming, Arctic is losing ground.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMArctic coastlines — a third of the globe’s total shores — are retreating an average of a half meter annually, a 10-nation regional assessment concludes. [News Source]
Pakistan faces higher numbers of floods, droughts in the future.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMA rise in temperatures over the past 100 years means Pakistan faces rapid recession of glaciers in the coming years that will greatly increase the water inflow into the Indus River system, Pakistan's environment minister warned Thursday. [News Source]
Group wants rare Sierra Nevada red fox put on protected list.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMA rare fox threatened by grazing, logging and shrinking mountain habitat brought on by global warming could be a candidate for federal protection. [News Source]
African ocean current could boost Gulf Stream: Study.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMAn ocean current that flows down the east coast of Africa could strengthen a circulation pattern that brings warmth to Europe, according to a new study that challenges existing climate science. [News Source]
Corruption must be cut to protect climate: Report.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMMechanisms to fight climate change need to be strengthened and made more transparent to reduce increasing risks of corruption, Transparency International said. [News Source]
After delays, little progress for UN climate fund.
Saturday April 30th 2011, 10:00 AMNegotiators at a United Nations-sponsored summit on climate change reported little progress on Friday as they try to create a worldwide fund that will help poor nations adapt to new weather realities. [News Source]