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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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Harrisburg’s Paxton Creek flooding problem is target of $1.25M in grants

Federal money is going toward projects to help fix an ‘overwhelmed’ sewer system.

By Rachel McDevitt

Biden administration visits central Pa. glass plant to tout clean manufacturing standards

The Vitro Glass plant in Cumberland County uses oxy-fuel technology to reduce its natural gas use by 20%.

By Rachel McDevitt

Heaviest Pa. storms drop 60% more rain than they used to, report says

A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, which can fuel heavy rain events and flash floods.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: May 14, 2024 | 11:28 am

PPL to pay into assistance fund, not collect owed bills in proposed settlement

PPL estimated more than 860,000 bills between December 2022 and May 2023.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Pa. House bill sets efficiency standards for new water fixtures, commercial appliances

Environmentalists hailed the bill as a conservation effort that could help address climate change, while opponents argued it is an example of government overreach that will drive up costs.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. Senate passes bill to change permit reviews for energy projects

It’s the latest attempt by Republican state lawmakers to speed up permitting by allowing outside parties to review applications.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: May 9, 2024 | 11:10 am

Green hydrogen: A climate change solution or fossil fuel bait and switch?

To help solve the climate crisis, $750 million could flow to the Philadelphia region to create a hydrogen economy. But some say it’s a deceit to help the fossil fuel industry.
By Susan Phillips

York pilot program prepares students for green energy jobs

Graduates leave prepared to do home energy audits, seal air leaks, and install insulation.

By Rachel McDevitt

Harrisburg, Lancaster get F grades for air pollution

Harrisburg earned an F for year-round particle pollution and ranked 37th-worst in the country for that measure.

By Rachel McDevitt

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