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19 Oct 2016 Soldiers & Sailors Hall Marks 25th Anniversary Of “Silence Of The Lambs” With Spooky
Soldiers & Sailors Hall Marks 25th Anniversary Of “Silence Of The Lambs” With Spooky Fundraiser Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:55:02 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/soldiers-and-sailors-hannibal-lector-cage.jpg?w=150One of the most memorable images from the film "Silence of the Lambs" was a scene depicting Hannibal Lecter imprisoned in a cage....
19 Oct 2016 Faculty Officially On Strike At State Universities
Faculty Officially On Strike At State Universities Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:34:59 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/universities-strike-calu.jpg?w=150More than 5,000 faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities officially went on strike Wednesday...
19 Oct 2016 Emerald Ash Borer Decimating Region?s Ash Trees
Emerald Ash Borer Decimating Region?s Ash Trees Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:39:56 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/frick-park-ash-tree.jpg?w=150Since hopping a shipment into the United States six years ago, the Emerald Ash Borer has been eating its way through thousands of trees in our city's...
19 Oct 2016 Leveling the field: A partisan attack on gerrymandering is a start
With fewer than 100 days left to serve, President Barack Obama’s post-White House career is coming into focus. He will team up with former Attorney General Eric Holder to lead the Democrats in a fight against gerrymandering. More...

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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