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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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Shell expected to face lawsuit over air pollution violations at Beaver County ethane cracker

The Environmental Integrity Project and Clean Air Council sent a notice of intent to sue Thursday to get the company to comply with state and federal air rules.

By Reid Frazier

Pa. utility regulator investigating incorrect PPL bills

The Public Utility Commissions says it is investigating the accuracy and integrity of PPL Electric Utilities’s billing practices after customers complained of unexpectedly high bills.

By Rachel McDevitt

Claim that Pa. climate program was unlawfully delayed is moot, court says

Because the rule is now official, the court says the case is moot and any judgment given would not have an effect.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania sets drinking water standards on two ‘forever chemical’ PFAS compounds

There are no federal maximum contaminant levels for PFAS. Pennsylvania joins others states that have set their own.

By Susan Phillips

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Pa. natural gas plant explosion under investigation in Washington County

A Christmas-morning explosion at an Energy Transfer plant caused a fire but didn’t injure anyone.

By Reid Frazier

Ex-Pennsylvania DEP secretary: Agency’s underfunding will test its new leader

Former DEP secretary Patrick McDonnell says the new leader will have his management skills tested at an agency that’s been constrained by a decade of underfunding.

By Rachel McDevitt

Josh Shapiro nominates former Philadelphia deputy mayor to top environmental job

The Shapiro transition team says Negrin will be the first Latino to lead DEP.

By Rachel McDevitt and The Associated Press

Groups, residents want EPA to protect Pittsburgh region from ‘unacceptably high’ levels of benzene pollution from U.S. Steel

A known carcinogen threatens ‘imminent danger’ to residents, groups argue
By Reid Frazier

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StateImpact Pennsylvania is a collaboration among WITF, WHYY and the Allegheny Front.

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