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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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Planned treatment plant called a new threat to Dimock’s water

A state court on Tuesday denied an application to temporarily block a permit for construction of a wastewater plant in the town of Dimock,

By Jon Hurdle

Worried by Ukraine war impacts, environmentalists petition feds to dump LNG by rail

Environmental groups are urging the Biden administration to reverse a Trump-era rule that allows rail shipments of liquified natural gas (LNG).

By Susan Phillips

US Steel fined $1.5 million for violations at Pittsburgh-area plant

The company also must make improvements to the Edgar Thomson plant, including installing a video system to monitor emissions, and conduct a study to determine better ways to control pollution.

By Reid Frazier

Pennsylvania is vying for a clean energy hub, but some worry it still relies on fossil fuels

“This would transform our economy. This would transform us in ways we really should be excited about.”

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

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As Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates push more gas production, report collects studies that show fracking harms

Anti-fracking groups say some aspects of the industry can’t be effectively regulated.

By Jon Hurdle

Pennsylvania governor candidates show support for fossil fuels, ignore climate in runup to primary

StateImpact Pennsylvania checked in on how climate change and energy issues are playing out in the state’s race for governor.

By Rachel McDevitt

Court battle over Pennsylvania climate rule set to begin

Coal and labor groups and power plant owners are suing the Department of Environmental Protection, saying the rule will cause them irreparable harm.

By Rachel McDevitt

Company seeks to withdraw water from western Pennsylvania trout stream for fracking

The company has revised its water request, but some still oppose the plan over fears that it will impact aquatic wildlife.

By Reid Frazier
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StateImpact Pennsylvania is a collaboration among WITF, WHYY and the Allegheny Front.

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