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Yesterday Motorcyclist killed in Parkway East accident
Motorcyclist killed in Parkway East accident Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:34:42 GMT A motorcyclist was killed in an accident in Wilkinsburg Sunday afternoon. More...
Yesterday Woman Shot During McKeesport Home Invasion
Woman Shot During McKeesport Home Invasion Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:21:38 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/mckeesport-home-invasion.jpg?w=150A man who was targeted by armed burglars says he watched as one of them shot his girlfriend in the face during a home invasion in McKeesport early Saturday...
Yesterday Why are we in Yemen? The U.S. is helping Saudis wage a vile war
On March 25, the National Security Council in Washington announced that the United States would be joining the Gulf Cooperation Council in waging war in Yemen, the Middle Eastís poorest country. More...
08 Jun 2016 Walk For Children Marks 125th Anniversary For Children?s Hospital
Walk For Children Marks 125th Anniversary For Children?s Hospital Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:55:08 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/walk.jpg?w=150Children's Hospital is one of Pittsburgh's great success stories. This weekend, the hospital marked a huge...

Sniff, huh, wha...
  What is that smell?
Picture a warm day followed by a cool night. As dusk passes into night, a smell encroaches. It is a not a smell of honeysuckle or sweetness. It is a noxious smell, a mixture of exhaust and chemicals, caused by a weather phenomenon called inversion.

As explained by Mrs. Graham, Section Head of Air Quality Planning at the Allegheny County Health Department, an inversion occurs when the ground temperature is cooler than the air above, causing pollution to be trapped near the ground and your nose.

Normally air temperature gets cooler as altitude increases, allowing pollution to rise and float away. However, if the air temperature is cooler near the ground than it is at a higher altitude, even by a couple of degrees, a bad smell can occur.
  Notice a bad smell?
Call the Allegheny County Foul Odor Hotline at 412-687-ACHD (2243) to report the smell or visit GASP to learn more about air quality issues.

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