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Yesterday Community meeting over bike lanes set in Oakland
Community meeting over bike lanes set in Oakland Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:41:05 GMT The City Planning Department is proposing designated lanes on O'Hara Street. More...
Yesterday EXCLUSIVE: Hospital Employee Accused Of Groping Patients Speaks Out
EXCLUSIVE: Hospital Employee Accused Of Groping Patients Speaks Out Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:08:30 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/mercy.jpg?w=150William Butler, 32, had no idea a warrant was out for his arrest until KDKA's Amy Wadas showed up at his house in West Mifflin Thursday afternoon....
Yesterday Jailhouse learning: County inmates reap the benefit of e-tablets
Too much mindless television is bad for anyone, particularly men and women sitting in jail. In Allegheny County, some inmates now can use electronic tablets to give them a chance to learn something beyond the obvious, the lessons that landed them there. More...
17 Jul 2015 Janis Joplin?s Colorful Porsche Comes To Pittsburgh
Janis Joplin?s Colorful Porsche Comes To Pittsburgh Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:51:53 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/img_4519.jpg?w=150Rock legend Janis Joplin bought a white Porsche in 1968. http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=477375&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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