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14 Jun 2018 Smith-Schuster Says He?ll Be Ready For Steelers Training Camp
Smith-Schuster Says He?ll Be Ready For Steelers Training Camp Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:03:09 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/juju-smith-schuster-pittsburgh-steelers.jpg?w=150Although organized team activities have come and gone and mandatory minicamp has arrived for the Steelers, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, one of the important returning players on offense, has done...
14 Jun 2018 5 Pittsburgh Authors To Put On Your Summer Reading List
5 Pittsburgh Authors To Put On Your Summer Reading List Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:00:00 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/summer-reading-generic.jpg?w=150Why not add one of Pittsburgh's many talented writers to your summer reading list? With a wide variety of genres and subject matter, you're sure to find something you love from a local writer. More...
14 Jun 2018 Transparency will help: Two lawmakers chip away at drug price mystery
Vermont garnered attention in 2016 when it enacted a law requiring its attorney general to compile a list each year of the medications skyrocketing in price at considerable expense to the state. The law also required drugmakers to explain the price increases. More...
01 Jun 2018 Joggers Discover Body In Frick Park
Joggers Discover Body In Frick Park Thu, 31 May 2018 22:21:39 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/frick-park-body-found1.jpg?w=150A body was found in Frick Park on Thursday afternoon. 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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