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Petrochemical town hall near Pittsburgh spotlights pollution, health worries

Subsidies for the petrochemical industry may bring a boost in construction jobs but could have a negative effect on Pennsylvania's air quality and public health, according to speakers at a town hall held near Pittsburgh.

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Climate change: For big emissions reductions, we need to think small

"Big new infrastructure costing billions is not the best way to accelerate decarbonization"

Small-scale clean energy and low carbon technologies—such as solar panels, smart appliances and electric bicycles—are more likely to push society toward meeting climate goals than large-scale technologies, according to a new study from a team of international researchers.

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