Environmental Defense Fund: New Tool Shows Air Pollution’s Path

Environmental Defense Fund: New Tool Shows Air Pollution’s Path. “Environmental Defense Fund today unveiled Air Tracker, a first-of-its-kind web-based tool that allows users to plot the likely path of air pollution. Run on real-time, trusted scientific models and coupled with air pollution and weather data and developed in partnership with the University of Utah and the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Air Tracker helps users learn more about the air they’re breathing, including pollution concentrations and its potential sources.” Currently only available for Houston, Salt Lake City, and Pittsburgh, which is why it’s under Research instead of New Resources.

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle: Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project launches new platform

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle: Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project launches new platform. “The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project was launched in 2007 as part of this online revolution. After several expansions, the free website currently contains more than 9,000 digitized and searchable back issues from four local English-language Jewish newspapers: The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), the American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), the Jewish Chronicle (1962-2010) and the YM&WHA Weekly (1926-1976).”

Ohio University: New Digital Collection Shows Breadth of Photographer’s Work

Ohio University: New Digital Collection Shows Breadth of Photographer’s Work. “Lynn Johnson is an award-winning photojournalist who has covered many international issues in her long career. The Lynn Johnson Collection, which was donated by Johnson in 2011, contains material beginning with Johnson’s early work at the Pittsburgh Press through decades of her work as a world-renowned photojournalist, spanning the 1970s into the 2000s. Along with prints, the collection includes film negatives, tear sheets from magazines and other items that add greater context to her work.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: National Archives grant will fund Pittsburgh records digitization, ‘a real boon’ for genealogy

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: National Archives grant will fund Pittsburgh records digitization, ‘a real boon’ for genealogy. “Just under $134,000 from the National Archives and Records Administration will fund the processing of 751 cubic feet of historical government records that contains seven collections from City Council, City Planning, the Planning Commission, the Department of Public Works, the Historic Review Commission and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.”

New York Times: Pittsburgh Seemed Like a Virus Success Story. Now Cases Are Surging.

New York Times: Pittsburgh Seemed Like a Virus Success Story. Now Cases Are Surging.. “A little more than three weeks ago, officials in Pittsburgh announced a milestone enviable for almost any major city in America: A day had gone by without a single new confirmed case of the coronavirus. It was good news for a city that had seen only a modest outbreak all along, even as the virus raged through places like Philadelphia and New York. That was then.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Photo archive chronicles 3 generations of a family’s Pittsburgh story

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Photo archive chronicles 3 generations of a family’s Pittsburgh story. “The sepia-toned images chronicle a Pittsburgh story rarely told: three generations of a prominent black family whose members include doctors, athletes, public servants,Tuskegee airmen and some of the smartest, most determined women you’ll ever meet. Though tiny compared with the 80,000 images shot by Pittsburgh Courier photographer Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris, the Dorsey-Turfley photo archive is just as compelling for one simple reason: We know almost everyone in the pictures.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Online database shows Pittsburgh’s city-owned properties for sale

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Online database shows Pittsburgh’s city-owned properties for sale. “The City of Pittsburgh has begun using an online database to list city-owned properties that are available for sale. Announced Wednesday, the website lets potential buyers see all available properties on a digital map or search by street name or parcel number, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office said.”

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Launches Online Archive

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has launched an online archive. “An online Archives Portal… offers visitors the opportunity to explore some of the treasures found in the symphony’s physical archives — from a picture of the 1980s reunion between Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh Symphony musicians who performed under his direction as a child prodigy in the 1940 to a searchable database to find the performance history of a particular piece or performer.”