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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Environment

Air quality in the Pittsburgh Region has dramatically improved over the past 60 years, but concerns still exist about less visible types of pollution, specifically particulate matter and ozone. These pollutants are caused by both local emission sources and by sources in upwind states.

Air quality index maps from the Environmental Protection Agency are updated hourly.

Of Two Minds

Read why the region's concerns over gas drilling have tempered their support in PittsburghTODAY's annual report, Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2013.