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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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Conodoguinet Creek the focus of new citizen science project

The goal is to combine citizen science with existing data from regulatory bodies.

By Rachel McDevitt

Heat wave expected for Pa. Here’s what to do.

The National Weather Service forecasts Central Pa. could feel hotter than 100 degrees.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Pa. House effort seeks to ban spreading drilling wastewater on roads

State regulators have not permitted the practice since 2017. But it still continues in rural areas, without the required permits.

By Rachel McDevitt

Advocates call for better flood relief policies for Appalachian communities

Since 2013, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given Pennsylvania more than $375 million in relief for severe storms and flooding.

By Rachel McDevitt

Penn State study offers more accurate smoke pollution estimates

The Penn State team instead put together a measurement system including the more-broad smoke forecasts from NOAA and hourly data from on-the-ground sensors.

By Katie Knol

Pa. environmental education programs get $1 million from state

This year’s projects range from running summer camps to helping people protect their homes from stormwater.

By Rachel McDevitt

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
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