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Yesterday PTL Links: Jan. 18, 2018
PTL Links: Jan. 18, 2018 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:47:44 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/ptl-1024x576.jpg?w=150Some of today's guests/topics include: Women's Warrior Weekend, Magee Women's Hospital Volunteer Hat Maker Program and Carnegie Science Center! Click for more information about today's guests! More...
Yesterday Blood in the Balkans: A murder illuminates still-simmering disputes
The assassination Tuesday of moderate Kosovar Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic reminded the world again of how the unresolved problems of small Balkan states can continue to mar the reputation and development of Europe in the 21st century. More...
Yesterday KDKA Investigates: Thousands Of Dollars Spent On Pittsburgh Public School Travel
KDKA Investigates: Thousands Of Dollars Spent On Pittsburgh Public School Travel Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:17:33 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/planegeneric1.jpg?w=150A KDKA investigation finds that in 2017, through the month of November, the Pittsburgh Public District spent $306,000 on travel expenses. More...
25 Dec 2017 Crews Work To Make Sure Roads Are Safe After Snowfall
Crews Work To Make Sure Roads Are Safe After Snowfall Mon, 25 Dec 2017 22:32:55 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/department-of-public-works.jpg?w=150Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Those wishing for a white Christmas in Pittsburgh, got their wish, as snow began falling overnight. The white blanket covered homes and lawn and roads, which...

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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