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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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If you made clean energy upgrades in 2023, it might be time to claim your tax credit

This tax season, people can claim credits for clean energy and EV purchases from 2023.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. gains new abandoned gas wells as it sets records capping old ones

The state awarded more than $23 million in contracts to plug wells in 2023.

By Rachel McDevitt

Marsh Creek State Park once again the site of cleanup due to Mariner East pipeline construction

Mariner East pipeline builder Energy Transfer is back at the area near Marsh Creek State Park to clean up more drilling mud.

By Susan Phillips

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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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