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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Advocates call on Wolf to uphold methane promise

Clean Air Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Earthworks, and Clean Water Action have joined to launch WolfsMethanePromise.com.

By Rachel McDevitt

‘Orphaned’ wells are a problem in Pennsylvania and there are more of them than we thought

Orphan wells are a source of climate warming methane emissions, and have been known to contaminate air, water and soil.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Court: Town must turn over emails to gas pipeline builder

An apartment complex’s owners say pipeline construction has threatened the health and safety of the residents.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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13 projects across Pa. get $4 million from feds for water cleanup

The grants from the Environmental Protection Agency are meant to address nonpoint source pollution, such as farm and stormwater run-off and acid mine drainage.

By Rachel McDevitt

Back online, Monessen coke plant again draws air pollution complaints

New owners restarted plant after it was idled for a year
By Reid Frazier

New report says central Pa. cities had worst air quality in 2020, calls for emissions cuts

PennEnvironment’s “Trouble in the Air” report shows Lancaster had 107 unhealthy air days in 2020, while Harrisburg had 97 and Reading had 82.

By Rachel McDevitt

Solar companies are eyeing Pa. farmland. A legislative agency is looking at ways communities can prepare

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is hoping the state can find a balance between the benefits of solar energy and the risk of losing farmland and community character.

By Rachel McDevitt
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