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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Hearing on ME2 reroute plan shows public rifts persist over pipeline project

The troubled and long-delayed project pumps natural gas liquids more than 300 miles across 17 southern Pennsylvania counties to a Delaware County terminal, where most of the fuel is exported for plastics manufacturing.

By Jon Hurdle

Democrats unveil RGGI investment plan while Republicans move to block entry to program

Supporters of RGGI say it’s an important tool to help address climate change and the energy transition. Opponents call it a scam.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pittsburgh-area coal-fired power plant to close

Cheswick plant will shutter in September
By Reid Frazier

Coal mine along Pennsylvania-West Virginia border to close

180 people will be laid off in August and September
By Reid Frazier

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Updated: June 4, 2021 | 3:36 pm

Planned solar project near Gettysburg denied key permit

Four Mount Joy Township supervisors on Thursday deadlocked on motions to grant or deny a conditional use permit to the 75-megawatt solar project from NextEra Energy.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania sprays for gypsy moths in 19 counties, hoping to bring down a spike in the leaf-eating insect

Trees can handle some gypsy moth caterpillars, but too many mean a tree can lose too much foliage and could die.

By Anne Danahy

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy sells land along Clarion River for the Allegheny National Forest

The conservancy said it’s an important strip of land to protect along the Clarion, a National Wild and Scenic River which is coming back from two centuries of logging and other heavy industry.

By Reid Frazier

Forecasters expect a busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

While 2021 is expected to be above average, forecasters say it won’t be as bad as 2020.

By Susan Phillips

Mariner East pipeline construction leaves hundreds without drinking water in Delaware County

Pipeline construction has been disrupting residents’ lives since November, according to the management at Glen Riddle Station apartments in Media.

By Susan Phillips

Report shows rebound for natural gas as production, prices rise

The Independent Fiscal Office reports the state’s average natural gas price from January to March was 64 percent higher than the same time last year.

By Rachel McDevitt
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