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09 Jul 2018 Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Stores
Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Stores Mon, 09 Jul 2018 12:37:05 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/starbucks-strawless-cup.jpg?w=150Starbucks is going strawless. More...
09 Jul 2018 Pruitt was the swamp: The next EPA should respect its mission to protect
The resignation of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is an opportunity for President Donald Trump to correct a mistake. More...
05 Jul 2018 Kidsburgh: 10 Places Making History Fun For Kids
Kidsburgh: 10 Places Making History Fun For Kids Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:45:32 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/kidsburgh.jpg?w=150On this Fourth of July, it's a good time to celebrate our country's history, and there are lots of ways to do that in our area. More...
18 Jun 2018 Sources: Body Possibly Found Under Panther Hollow Bridge
Sources: Body Possibly Found Under Panther Hollow Bridge Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:06:36 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/panther-hollow-bridge-body.jpg?w=150Police and other law enforcement officials have been called to the Panther Hollow Bridge in Schenley Park. 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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