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Bernard reporting a new interactive map from the National Wildlife Federation called unnatural disasters shows. Climate change in combination with other other factors is putting at least one million plant and animal species around the world at risk of extinction. According to Perry with the Federation's Climate Crisis Campaign Campaign in Pennsylvania figures from last year show some of those impacts are hitting very close to home. It's affected our state. Fish the brook trout and our our state bird the rough grouse he says heavy rain destroys trout habitat and leave standing water where mosquitoes can breed spreading West Nile virus that kills many bird species there are economic impacts from climate change as well the federation's map says by October there had been ten weather and climate related events nationwide ride exceeding one billion dollars in losses in twenty nine thousand nine hundred alone. I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this PIN S. According to the BBC The the central Chinese government is responding to the landside victory for Pro Democracy candidates in local Hong Kong Council elections by stating that the city will will always be ruled from Beijing and warning against further protests. Numerous states are trying to impose work requirements on healthy adults in Medicaid. Waivers have been approved in six dates nine or pending and three have been set aside by the courts in Michigan. Healthcare advocates are now suing health health policy analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy. Ember Bella Zehr contends Medicaid should not be altered in a way that makes it punitive or ineffective folks are really already already working and potentially have very legitimate reasons for why they are not working and this just adds an additional barrier that is not necessary estimates admits based on how similar work requirements played out in Arkansas. Show that between sixty one thousand and one hundred. Eighty three thousand Michigan residents could lose coverage Mary. Sherman reporting corning farming and conservation groups in the Midwest are deeply concerned over the unintended impacts from the herbicide die Cambe regulators in Arkansas. Arkansas recently relaxed the rules on its use and critics say it's damaging vulnerable crops trees and wildlife while they're calling for several changes in the regulations. The primary primary concern is with a one mile buffer zone placed on its use Dan Shaima and conservation director with Audubon. Arkansas says dicamba is causing significant damage outside the dead zone which he believes should be expanded. There was apparent. I can the symptoms on native plants all across Eastern Arkansas. And a lot of the places where we found owned that damage was within two miles mark. Richardson reporting in Illinois. Observers are especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from Die Cambe Tamba retired Illinois state. Biologists Martin Kemper says they're seeing injuries to dogwoods Oaks sick. Moore's and other native trees and plants we're seeing a serious serious decline in the health of mini trees. We've crossed the threshold of mortality for some trees. Take a long time to grow any of the oak trees that are being injured are keystone species provide declines or AH food sources volunteers with one monitoring effort in Illinois..