Carbon countdown clock: how much of the world's carbon budget have we spent?

The clock marks how long it will take, if the rate of greenhouse gas emissions stays the same, before 2 degrees celsius of warming is likely. The 2015 Paris climate accord seeks to keep warming well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

Here's how The Guardian built the clock. Here's more on Pennsylvania's response to climate change.

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Latest Mariner East violation in Lebanon County could draw penalties against Sunoco

State environmental regulators plan to meet with Sunoco over violations with its Mariner East pipeline. The latest was another involving Snitz Creek.

By Rachel McDevitt

Climate change brings up some hard emotions, but, a psychologist says, there can be joy in the struggle

Taking action of any kind, a psychologist and climate activist says, can empower people who may be feeling hopeless about countering the effects of global warming.

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Updated: October 22, 2020 | 4:07 pm

PUC doesn’t have to disclose its estimates of Mariner East ‘blast zone,’ court rules

But requester says public already knows the impact from independent reports
By Jon Hurdle


Report: Radiation levels higher downwind of fracking sites

Scientists say the levels are below public health limits, but are cause for concern and more study on fracking-related emissions.

By Reid Frazier

DEP issues new fines for Westmoreland County landfill that accepts drilling waste

$59,000 fine issued for multiple violations, including leaks and spills
By Reid Frazier

Climate change could shift Pennsylvania’s wildfire season

Most of the state’s fires are small and are extinguished quickly.

By Rachel McDevitt

Whistleblower claims Mariner East construction lacks proper safety measures related to sinkholes, subsidence

In legal claim, professional geologist says Sunoco prevents proper inspections, edits reports on erosion
By Susan Phillips
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