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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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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

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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Pennsylvania solar projects held up by federal probe, group says

The U.S. Commerce Department is trying to find out if China is avoiding tariffs on solar panels by setting up factories in four countries in Southeast Asia.

By Rachel McDevitt

Coal interests sue to block Pennsylvania’s carbon policy

Coal-related interests sued on Monday to block the centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to fight climate change

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania’s climate rule met with applause and court threats upon finalization

Joining RGGI is the centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to address climate change.

By Rachel McDevitt

On Earth Day, WITF’s Family Night program explores weather and climate

Kindergarteners through fifth graders and their families will learn about weather and climate and why these fields are essential.

By Staff

Pennsylvania air quality shows little improvement in latest State of the Air report

Even though the new review includes data from 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic limited travel, there wasn’t a significant improvement in air quality.

By Rachel McDevitt
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