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Yesterday 4-year-old foster child in desperate need of liver transplant finds donor
4-year-old foster child in desperate need of liver transplant finds donor Wed, 20 May 2015 20:26:13 -0400 A complete stranger has offered to donate part of his liver to a 4-year-old foster child who has been waiting at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital for the past month in desperate need of a transplant. Channel 11 News learned that more than 500 people inquired about being a donor to...
Yesterday Yemen’s plight: U.S. arms do the damage in a poor country
A conference held by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh this week underscores the damage being inflicted on Yemen by Saudi bombing conducted with U.S. arms. More...
16 May 2015 2nd building demolished after fire at Squirrel Hill 'gateway'
2nd building demolished after fire at Squirrel Hill 'gateway' Sat, 16 May 2015 03:27:15 GMT The old Poli restaurant was down after a four-alarm fire that destroyed a neighboring building at Forward and Murray -- the gateway to Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. More...
22 Apr 2015 Celebrate Earth Day In Pittsburgh
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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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