In a state where coal is king, it shouldn't be surprising to find Pennsylvania's Carbon County (along with Indiana County) on Purdue University's map of the top 20 US carbon-dioxide emitters. Spewing a combined 12.7 million tons of carbon a year, however, these two counties are no match for the number one culprit, Harris County, TX. This one county, home of Houston, emits more than 18.6 million tons a year - thanks largely to the region's giant petroleum industry. But the problem now becomes what to do with the emissions map. Rural or urban, commercial or consumer - if it is difficult to point the finger at a principal source of greenhouse gases, then it is also difficult to implement the most effective solution.
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