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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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Penn State study shows themes for farmers negotiating solar leases

Profit alone isn’t enough for farmers to sign over control of their land.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. environmental, religious and other groups criticize Shapiro plan for ignoring climate change

More than 100 advocacy groups say Shapiro’s “fossil fuels-first all-of-the-above energy strategy” does not move at the speed of climate change.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: February 2, 2024 | 10:44 pm

Pa. gets $101 million to clean up old mines

The grant money comes from the 2021 federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

By Rachel McDevitt

Climate change could contribute to honey declines, study says

Penn State researchers looked at 50 years worth of data on honey production by state as a way of measuring how the landscape of available flowers has shifted over that time.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Updated: January 29, 2024 | 5:24 pm

Pa. tells frackers to disclose chemicals, but it’s not clear exactly what changes the public will see

Drillers are already required to record which chemicals they use in plans they make for each site. They had to turn those plans into the Department of Environmental Protection only if requested. 

By Rachel McDevitt

Heavy duty diesel vehicles to be replaced with electric through grant program funded by Volkswagen settlement

The money is slated for electric garbage trucks, freight trucks, and delivery vehicles, as well as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and charging stations.

By Rachel McDevitt

Crews in training to remove last of fuel from Three Mile Island Unit 2

The remaining 1% of fuel is the hardest to get out.

By Rachel McDevitt
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