Oregon’s Medicaid program is set to expand access to clean, cool air by buying some people air conditioners and air filters. Beginning in 2024, Oregon residents who are enrolled in Medicaid, have a qualifying health condition, and live in areas where a climate-related emergency has been declared will be able to take advantage of the program.
Starting in 2025, new laws in California will make it illegal to manufacture, sell, or deliver any cosmetic products to which PFAS have been “deliberately” added. They will also set the country’s first prohibition on the sale of PFAS-containing clothes — a move that experts and policymakers say is needed to protect consumers from daily exposure to forever chemicals.
According to a published analysis, American wind and solar power has grown dramatically since 2021. The largest increase came from solar, which now generates enough electricity to power some 15 million homes — a 15-fold increase since 2012. Wind power now provides enough power to keep 35 million homes running.