COP21: Day Two

 Paris climate activists put under house arrest using emergency laws French police arrest activists for flouting ban on organising protests during climate talks next week

New York Times: Paris Climate Talks Avoid Scientists’ Idea of ‘Carbon Budget’ By JUSTIN GILLISNOV. 28, 2015

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 NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe. Named for American rocketry pioneer Dr. Robert H. Goddard, the center was established in 1959 as NASA's first space flight complex. Goddard and its several facilities are critical in carrying out NASA's missions of space exploration and scientific discovery. Watch for the latest in NASA's research into planetary science, astrophysics, Earth observing, and solar science.NASA Goddard

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Prince Charles: Governments Must Scrap Fossil Fuel Subsidies Fossil fuel subsides totaling $500 billion globally must be scrapped to prevent catastrophic climate change, the Prince of...Prince Charles: Governments Must Scrap Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Fossil fuel subsides totaling $500 billion globally must be scrapped to prevent catastrophic climate change…

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REUTERS: With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris PARIS | By Bruce Wallace and Alister Doyle World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. In a series of opening addresses to the U.N. talks, heads of state and government exhorted each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining to steer the global economy away from its dependence on fossil fuels. French President Francois Hollande said the world was at a "breaking point".

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 EARTHQUAKES IN OKLAHOMA Earthquake MapNPR: Confidence In Oil Hub Security Shaken By Oklahoma Earthquakes

Another Earthquake Hits Oklahoma: Officials Worry Stronger Quake Could Threaten National Security — NPR

Isaac Orr: No, fracking isn't causing Oklahoma's earthquakes Anti-fracking groups are trumpeting a new study published in Nature Communications as a smoking gun supposedly proving hydraulic fracturing has been causing earthquakes in Texas and Oklahoma. This is just another case of activists being informed on a subject just enough to be dangerous. The increase...

Oklahoma Experiences More Earthquakes Than Anywhere Else in the World — NPR

Earthquakes in Alberta“We’ll demonstrate that we are serious about climate change,” Mr. Trudeau said after a four-hour dinner with the premiers. “This means making decisions based on science; it means reducing carbon emissions, including through carbon pricing towards a climate-resilient economy.”

""Oklahoma has had a noticeable increase in seismic activity over the last few years. We join Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and others in trying to discover the cause of the earthquakes. The Governor has created the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity to link researchers with policy makers and energy industry experts. The council is headed by Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague. The Coordinating Council includes input from public sector groups like the Oklahoma Geological Survey, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board; research institutions including the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University; Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association and other industry groups; and state legislators."

 news Caleb Behn's Big Battle to Change the World With allies that bridge worlds, 'Fractured Land' star aims to overthrow the old resource order. By Kate Harris, 28 Nov 2015 news 'Mission Accomplished': Woodfibre LNG President Moves On Anthony Gelotti departs as Howe Sound plant hits 'milestone,' says project VP. By Bob Mackin, 26 Nov 2015 news Groundwater Not as Renewable as Thought, Study Finds Findings 'a call to better manage and protect the resource,' says UVic researcher. By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Nov 2015 news Opposed to Site C, NDP Has a Plan B 'We don't need it today,' says Horgan of $9-billion dam, pitching party's energy jobs plan. By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Nov 2015 tyeenews Fracking Regulation on Trial in Andrew Nikiforuk's 'Slick Water' Ahead of Vancouver Island book tour, author surveys Canada's latest energy battleground. By Robyn Smith, 16 Nov 2015

“We don’t know enough about what’s really going on in the subsurface to know how to mitigate some of this risk.   Just to say we’re just going to blanketly shut ’em down, it doesn’t make logical sense, because it may have no impact whatsoever on the seismic activity.”  — Chad Warmington, president Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association

emissions still grow, but more slowly than the economy, and there is no absolute ceiling on those emissions. “It’s precisely because of the uncertainties that we need controls,” Professor He said. “Without a goal, your future emissions might be even higher.”

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13year old Hallie Turner takes North Carolina to courtMark Turner on his daughte Hallie TurnerAqua Bounty GMO salmonOffice of Science and Technology - advisors? The Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology, proposed in 1984 by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and finalized in 1986, spells out the basic federal policy for regulating the development and introduction of products derived from biotechnology.[1]  This regulatory policy framework that was developed under President Ronald Reagan to ensure safety of the public and to ensure the continuing development of the fledgling biotechnology industry without overly burdensome regulation.[2] The policy as it developed had three tenets: "(1) U.S. policy would focus on the product of genetic modification (GM) techniques, not the process itself, (2) only regulation grounded in verifiable scientific risks would be tolerated, and (3) GM products are on a continuum with existing products and, therefore, existing statutes are sufficient to review the products."[2] These tenets were first described in the Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology, published by the President's Domestic Policy Council Working Group on Biotechnology through the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1986.[1] The U.S. policy framework contrasts with that of some of its major trading partners: the European Union, Japan, South Korea, China, Australia and New Zealand either have or are establishing separate mandatory labeling requirements for products containing genetically modified organisms.  This framework governed specific agency policies. For example, the FDA’s 1992 policy statement on genetically engineered plant foods[3] treats "transferred genetic material and the intended expression product or products" in food derived from GM crops as food additives subject to existing food additives...

 Food Biotechnology in the United States: Science, Regulation, and Issues  June 2, 1999   Donna U. Vogt, Specialist in Social Sciences Mickey Parish, Congressional Science Fellow Domestic Social Policy Division June 2, 1999  Abstract  This report provides basic information on the science of food biotechnology. It discusses regulatory policies and issues of concern about the use of biotechnology to modify foods through genetic engineering. It describes the scientific processes used and current products available. It explains how all three major federal agencies - the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency - regulate these foods. Consumers have expressed concerns about the uncertain long-term impact on public health and the environment....