State Climate Report Predicts Nearly Six-Degree Temperature Rise, More Heat Waves And Intense Storms By 2050
The report estimates the state’s average temperature will continue to rise up to 5.9 degrees higher on average by midcentury. That’s half a degree hotter than expected in the 2015 report.
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The sponsor, Rep. Jim Cox of Berks County, said many employers are having trouble finding workers. Lawmakers suspended the work-search requirement through 2020, but Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has extended the waiver administratively.
For the sixth year in a row, the number of U.S. births fell in 2020, reaching the lowest level since 1979. The fertility rate remains "below replacement" — the level needed to compensate for deaths.
The plan would combine Clarion University, Edinboro University, and California University of Pennsylvania.
Prosecutors cited handwriting analysis in alleging they signed declarations and other documents for the ballots of their mothers, both of whom died in September. Neither ballot was counted or opened.
The vote clears the way for future approvals, but leaves negotiations between the developers and the community unresolved.
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