Backyard fires might be fun but ultrafine particles in the smoke can get into lungs and the bloodstream. A ballot initiative in Pittsburgh to repair and maintain parks has supporters and skeptics. Outdoor Afro celebrates African American leadership and love of nature. President Trump came to town and ripped the Paris climate accord and Democratic climate change plans.
- Popular Backyard Fires Aren’t Fun for Everyone. Wood Smoke Is Bad for Your Health. - Wood smoke has ultrafine particles with toxins like benzene that penetrate deep into the lungs. Kids are more at risk.
- Pittsburgh Parks Backers Urge Tax Vote, While Skeptics Worry the Field Is Uneven - If the ballot question passes, nearly $10 million of new funds would be earmarked for Pittsburgh parks. Is this the best way to set policy?
- Outdoor Afro Celebrates Freedom in Nature - The group's founder says Outdoor Afro "really doubles down on the Black joy and the ability to get out and be free."
- President Trump Rips Paris Agreement, Democrats While in Pittsburgh - Saying again that he represents Pittsburgh not Paris, Trump asked if the plans of some Democratic candidates to end the burning of fossil fuels are based on stupidity or evil.
- Text Good River: We Want to Hear Your Ohio River Stories and Concerns - Text “OHIO” to 412-528-6575 to share with our seven-newsroom collaborative your story, tip, concern, question or photo. We'll text you with questions and information in return.