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Today There goes the sun: A total solar eclipse will awe, even at 81 percent
On Monday, weather permitting, a narrow band of 14 states across America will experience a total solar eclipse. The ?totality zone? is a 70-miles-wide and 3,000-miles-long arc across the country from Oregon to South Carolina. Outside of this zone, Americans will see a partial eclipse, which is only slightly less spectacular. Pennsylvania, unfortunately, is not one of the states in the totality...
Yesterday Backpacks, School Supplies Donated To Thousands Of Homeless Students
Backpacks, School Supplies Donated To Thousands Of Homeless Students Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:50:50 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/homeless-childrens-education-fund-backpacks.jpg?w=150Going back to school can be stressful for many students, especially if they are homeless and their families cannot afford school...
18 Aug 2017 Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Extensive Backups On Parkway East
Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Extensive Backups On Parkway East Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:01:13 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/parkway-east-crash.jpg?w=150A two-vehicle crash caused quite a mess on the Parkway East Friday morning.http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=612753&subd=cbspittsburgh&ref=&feed=1 More...
08 Aug 2017 Best Ways To Celebrate World Humanitarian Day In Pittsburgh
Best Ways To Celebrate World Humanitarian Day In Pittsburgh Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/volunteer.jpg?w=150Throughout the Pittsburgh area, organizations and groups are actively seeking Pittsburghers to assist with a variety of events and volunteer...

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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