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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Jersey Shore’s fishing industry wonders: Can it coexist with industrial sized wind farms?

The wind farms would occupy some of the most fertile fishing grounds in the nation, prompting a growing battle between fisheries and wind power.

By Susan Phillips

Allegheny County takes aim at air pollution during inversions

US Steel, other industrial companies will submit plans to lower emissions during weather ‘episodes.’

By Reid Frazier

PennEast halts plan to seek NJ public lands for pipeline

An agreement with the New Jersey Attorney General’s office means PennEast won’t take the lands to build the pipeline, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it could use eminent domain to acquire the state land for the project.

By Jon Hurdle

Pa. won’t hit climate goals without increasing efforts now, report says

The state’s new Climate Action Plan focuses on cutting emissions in the state’s three most-polluting sectors: electricity generation, industrial energy use, and transportation.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Groups to share $11.5M in federal funding to clean up, boost access to Delaware Watershed

Projects in Pennsylvania include developing a watershed restoration plan for the Lower West Branch of the Red Clay Creek Watershed in Chester County.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Study shows significant health benefits from Pa. joining RGGI, but some harms for neighboring states

The team at Penn State found that the commonwealth could reduce health impacts caused by power plant pollution by between $18 and 40 billion dollars over the next nine years.

By Rachel McDevitt

Group sues to stop permit for new natural gas plant

Says DEP running afoul of Clean Air Act by resurrecting a ‘dead’ permit for Washington County site
By Reid Frazier

Report: Pa. keeps place as top electricity exporter, sends record amount of power in 2020

A new report from the state’s Independent Fiscal Office shows Pennsylvania sent more than 79 million megawatt hours of electricity to other states in 2020.

By Rachel McDevitt

Man killed while working at Three Mile Island

TMI Unit 1 owner Exelon Generation said a contract worker was fatally injured around 11 a.m. on Friday.

By Rachel McDevitt

Midstate county seeks input on climate action plan

Cumberland County is adding population at one of the quickest rates in the commonwealth. It also serves as a hub for national shipping networks.

By Rachel McDevitt
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