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01 May 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon Runner Back After Near-Death Experience Last Year
Pittsburgh Marathon Runner Back After Near-Death Experience Last Year Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:29:43 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/marathon_finishline.jpg?w=150One year ago, 26 year-old Jeff Whitmore collapsed about 150 yard from the Pittsburgh marathon finish line. He stopped breathing and didnít have a...
01 May 2016 Good vibes in Cyprus: Solving the Greek-Turk conflict would bode well
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are again engaged in negotiations that could result in the reunification of an island divided since the 1974 Greek coup díetat and subsequent Turkish invasion. More...
26 Apr 2016 Liberty Bridge Construction May Make For Difficult Rush Hour
Liberty Bridge Construction May Make For Difficult Rush Hour Mon, 25 Apr 2016 02:21:22 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/liberty-bridge-tunnel-work.jpg?w=150Construction on the Liberty Bridge is only beginning, and inconveniences are already expected. http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=526377&subd=cbspittsburgh&ref=&feed=1 More...
23 Apr 2016 Eating Disorder Survivor Speaks Out
Eating Disorder Survivor Speaks Out Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:01:35 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/bulimia.jpg?w=150A local woman battling an eating disorder is speaking out in hopes of inspiring others. http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=525813&subd=cbspittsburgh&ref=&feed=1 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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