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Yesterday Man, 27, tells police voices allegedly drove him to set destructive fire in Homestead
Man, 27, tells police voices allegedly drove him to set destructive fire in Homestead Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:13:00 -0500 Police said they have charged a man with arson in connection with a destructive fire outside the city of Pittsburgh Friday. Edward McDonald, 27, is facing several arson-related charges. When asked whether he set the fire, McDonald said, “Yes, I guess I did,” as he was...
Yesterday Save the Ex-Im Bank: A frugal Congress must keep a revenue generator
Critics call it “the Bank of Boeing,” but the U.S. Export-Import Bank is also the Bank of Chuck. More...
23 Jan 2015 City, PennDOT Officials Outline Greenfield Bridge Implosion Timeline
City, PennDOT Officials Outline Greenfield Bridge Implosion Timeline Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:28:12 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/greenfield-bridge.jpg?w=150City of Pittsburgh and PennDOT officials are explaining their plans to demolish the Greenfield Bridge over the Parkway East later this...
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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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