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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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Supreme Court pushes U.S. closer to ‘climate cliff,’ say Pennsylvania environmental leaders

In 2020, the total emissions of Pennsylvania’s top 10 power plants are equivalent to eight million cars on the road for a year, according to a recent report by PennEnvironment.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Offshore wind farms could reduce Atlantic City’s surfclam fishery revenue up to 25%, Rutgers study suggests

The Atlantic surfclam industry generates about $30 million in yearly revenue. But a new study shows offshore wind development planned for the Jersey coast could cut that income up to 25%.

By Susan Phillips

SCOTUS EPA ruling a set-back for climate regulations, but Pennsylvania retains power to set limits, lawyers say

Pennsylvania has its own law governing air pollution that gives the state Department of Environmental Protection authority.

By Rachel McDevitt

Prescribed fires are backed by science. But shifts in climate patterns could make them more challenging

One tool meant to prevent the onset of wildfires in dying forests is a prescribed burn.

By Adriana Delagarza

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Poll: 75% of Pennsylvanians accept evidence of climate change

The poll included more than 400 people statewide and has a margin of error of 5.5 percent.

By Rachel McDevitt

Impact fees from drilling rebounded in 2021 after pandemic slowdown

The increase in fee collections is largely due to recent increases in gas prices.

By Adriana Delagarza

As Shell’s ethane cracker nears startup, people are surveying the Ohio River for plastic nurdles

Environmental groups and researchers want to establish a baseline for the small pieces of plastic, so they can tell if nurdles are getting into the river from the massive plant.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Pennsylvania drops a major source of methane from new rule to limit emissions

DEP said it is considering how to tackle emissions from conventional wells and hopes to have a rule before the end of the year.

By Rachel McDevitt
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