USA Today – Raging wildfires linked to thousands of COVID-19 cases and hundreds of deaths in 2020, study says

Indian Country Today – ‘Rights of Nature’ lawsuits hit a sweet spot

CNN – Crews battle Western wildfires that have caused thousands of evacuations

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

KJZZ – Years After Coal Mines Close on Navajo and Hopi Land, Some Are Concerned About Cleanup

Huffpost – Native American Voting Rights Are Under Attack In Republican-Run States

High Country News – The Apache community running to rescue its holy mountain

National Law Review – EPA, New Mexico Collaborate with Sceye on Air Quality Monitoring Initiative

E&E News – EPA offers staff new expectations on return to office

NY Times – In the West, a Connection Between Covid and Wildfires

AP – Wildfire in northeastern Minnesota grows to 1,500 acres

Harvard Health – Air pollution: How to reduce harm to your health

Politico – Drought forces first water cuts on the Colorado River. They’re just the beginning.

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

The Hill – Solar could provide 40 percent of US power generation by 2035, Biden administration says

The Hill – July was Earth’s hottest month on record

The Hill – Biden administration to review federal coal leasing, appeal injunction for oil leasing pause

VOA News – Hawaiians Look to Tradition to Cope With Climate Change

Mother Jones – To Put the Brakes on Global Warming, Slash Methane Emissions First

Huffpost – Activists Call It A ‘False Solution.’ But UN Scientists Say We Need To Suck Up CO2.

NPR – Death Toll Nears 1,300 In Haiti After Massive Earthquake, Why Earthquakes In Haiti Are So Catastrophic

The Intercept – The Era of Climate Denial is Over

Huffpost – It’s Been So Hot In Sicily That Snails Cooked Alive In Their Shells

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Grist – The other greenhouse gas: UN report sets the record straight on methane

Reuters – Analysis: Benchmark of Big Oil on methane emissions shows ‘significant gap’ between reality and reporting

Politico – Biden’s pro-car, pro-gasoline moves leave green allies fuming

The Hill – Republicans seek full tape behind Exxon sting

Oil Price – U.S. Natural Gas Dominance May Be Coming To An End

Forbes – U.S. Coal Consumption Falls To 60-Year Low

Indoor Air Quality

Harvard Health – Air Pollution: How to reduce harm to your health

Newsweek – The Importance of Indoor Air Quality Investments as Employees Return to the Office

Forbes – Isn’t It Time We Talked About Indoor Air Quality?

Science Magazine – This scientist says cleaning indoor air could make us healthier—and smarter

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