If you missed this year’s virtual National Tribal Forum on Air Quality, you can watch a fun and short recap video on NTAA’s website or on ITEP’s Facebook Page! The short video includes a farewell tribute to Bill Thompson, former NTAA EC Member who recently passed and Jay Littlewolf of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. You will be missed.

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

Greenwire – Epic battle looms as EPA prepares to revive air toxics rule

U.S. DOE’s Office of Indian Energy – Mohawk Women Cultivate Growth and Resilience Through Solar Savings

AP – Unhealthy air lingers in Montana as wildfire season drags on

The Hill – US, EU will agree to cut methane emissions: report

AP – ‘A hungry monster’: Strong winds power wildfire in Spain

PNAS – Local- and regional-scale racial and ethnic disparities in air pollution determined by long-term mobile monitoring

NPR – U.S. Tribes Are Demanding Emergency Protection For Wolves

Forbes – Are Air Pollution And Climate Change Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

Reuters – Serbian protesters demand more action to stop industrial pollution

Climate Change/Energy

NPR – The Federal Government Sells Flood-Prone Homes To Often Unsuspecting Buyers, NPR Finds

AP – Biden pitches spending plan as key to fight climate change

Modern Farmer – How Has Hurricane Ida Affected Agriculture and Food?

The Hill – More people see climate change as personal threat: survey

Vox – Grass is good. Lawns are terrible.

Thomson Reuters Foundation – Global conservation forum votes to protect Amazon forest from ‘apocalyptic scenario’

Yale Climate Connections – Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle

Toxics/Mobile Sources

NY Times – Harvard Says It Will Not Invest in Fossil Fuels

Axios – The high stakes of the natural gas branding battle

The Hill – Reconciliation measure including repeal of Arctic refuge drilling advances

Reuters – Albemarle expects stellar 2022 earnings on surging lithium demand

Energy Monitor – Oil industry flaring needs immediate action to keep net-zero hopes alive

Vox – How to end the American obsession with driving

Indoor Air Quality

NY Time – 6 Questions to Ask About Covid and Air Quality at Work

NPR – Research Finds Wildfire Smoke Makes Indoor Air Unhealthy Too

Greener Ideal – Are Candles Really Bad for Indoor Air Quality at Home?

The Washington Post – A hospital says it won’t deliver babies after staffers resigned over coronavirus vaccine mandate

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