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TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of February 24, 2021


AP – Indian Country gripped by Haaland hearing for top US post

The Guardian – Air Pollution Significantly Raises Risk of Infertility Study Finds

The White House – Executive Order on tackling the climate crisis at home and abroad

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

The Guardian – ‘Piecing together a broken heart’: Native Americans rebuild territories they lost

EDF – Millions of Pounds of Air Pollution Released Because of Grid Failure, Freeze in Texas

Grist – Air pollution kills. Making that official can help us tackle it.

Stanford News – Air pollution puts children at higher risk of disease in adulthood, according to Stanford researchers and others

Air Quality News – Transforming humans’ relationship with nature is key

Sonoma Index-Tribune – EPA contest seeks ideas for a cheap air cleaner for wildfire season

Pollution Online – Colorado Air Quality Control Commission Lower Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Wellpads

NY Market Reports – Air Quality Monitoring Software Market Trends, Top Players, Market Demands, Industry Growth Forecast: 2026

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

AP – Maryland capital sues oil, gas companies over climate change

Reuters – U.S. energy regulator to examine climate change’s threat to power reliability

Reuters – Biden, Trudeau pledge to counter China, climate change, in warm first ‘meeting’

NY Times – What’s really behind Corporate Promises on Climate Change?

NPR – As Cities Grapple with Climate Change Gas Utilities Fight to Stay in Business

Politico – Tribes see familiar pattern in Haaland Opposition

Toxics/Mobile Sources

AP – EPA changes stand, sides with ethanol industry in court case

Mother Jones – A Nevada Lithium Mine Kicks Off a New Era of U.S. Extraction

EIN Presswire – State awards grants to reduce air pollution from mobile sources

American Journal of Transportation – Ports of LA and Long Beach: Can clean air action plan transition harbor trucks to zero emission by 2035

Indoor Air Quality

My San Antonio – Why Indoor Air Quality Is So Important

PR Newswire – United States Indoor Air Quality Market Report 2021: Data from 2019, Estimates for 2020, and Projections of CAGRs through 2025

EurekAlert! – How outdoor pollution affects indoor air quality

The Guardian – Hearths on Fire: UK Residents Incensed by Pollution from Wood Burners

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TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of February 17, 2021


The NTAA is announcing the release of the NTAA mobile app! Take the Weekly Update’s latest air quality news with you wherever you go via your iPhone or android smart phone! The app is available on both the Apple App and Google Play stores. It is also free to download!

NTAA is seeking quotes from interested parties willing to conduct a national needs assessment of all federally recognized Tribes to ascertain the budgetary and programmatic needs of the Tribes related to the management of air quality programs. Click here to view the Request for Offers. This request closes on March 20, 2021.

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

Pew Charitable Trust – In Hard-Hit Indian Country, Tribes Rapidly Roll Out Vaccines

Science Daily – Commuters are inhaling unacceptably high levels of carcinogens

Inside Climate News – A New Study Closes the Case on the Mysterious Rise of a Climate Super-Pollutant

EPA – EPA Awards Contracts Worth up to $220 million to Three Companies for Cleanup at Navajo Nation Area Abandoned Uranium Mines

Buzzfeed News – Trump Led An “All-Out Assault” On The EPA. Now Biden Has To Rebuild It.

NY Times – Biden’s Climate Task Force Opens for Business, Aiming to Restore ‘Credibility’

NY Times – There’s no one size fits all treatment for asthma

WION – Study reveals irreversible link between air pollution and vision loss

Slate – Gassed Up

Salon – Communities of color are saving the planet — why won’t funders support what works?

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

E&E News – 40% of climate benefits? Explaining Biden’s EJ promise

The Guardian – Heating Arctic may be to blame for snowstorms in Texas, scientists argue

The Guardian – US conservatives falsely blame renewables for Texas storm outages

The New Yorker – When Climate Change and Xenophobia Collide

Washington Post – EPA to jettison major Obama climate rule, as Biden eyes a bigger push

Global Climate Change – ACTIVATE Begins Year Two of Marine Cloud Study

TIME – Healthy Planet, Healthy People. How Slowing Climate Change Saves Lives

ClimateWire – COVID-19 aid should be contingent on climate action: report

The Guardian – California’s rainfall is at historic lows. That spells trouble for wildfires and farms

Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Hill – Electric vehicles are poised to aid Biden in climate fight

The Hill – Trump EPA ripped over approach to chemical risk evaluations in new report

CNN – Shell says its oil production has peaked and will all every year

The Guardian – ‘A clear danger’: oil spill in California city revives calls to cut ties with Chevron

High Country News – New Mexico eyed for major nuclear waste storage facility

Gizmodo – Facebook Is Letting a Pipeline Company Run Ads While Muzzling Its Opponents

Mother Jones – How the Fossil Fuel Industry Convinced Americans to Love Gas Stoves

The Hill – Biden administration delays Trump rule allowing companies to pay less money for drilling on federal lands

Indoor Air Quality

Washington Post – The coronavirus is airborne. Here’s how to know if you’re breathing other people’s breath.

Businesswire – United States Indoor Air Quality Market Report 2021: Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

JD Supra – EPA Extends Coronavirus Enforcement Against On-Line Sales of Unregistered Disinfectants

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