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Basic indoor plumbing. According to a new report by water access group dig deep. The report finds that lack of clean water. His vulnerable eligible communities in the country particularly hard including the Navajo nation. In the southwest and coal regions in McDowell. County West Virginia McDowell. County resident President Lyndon mckinney. Says people there have struggled for years for this basic human need facing polluted unreliable running water. She says the impoverished region doesn't have the tax base to fund improvements. I'm sixty three years old and it's been going on since I was born and it's now come to the point. Where in a disaster? The vast dramatic because our water is contaminated mckinney says many people have to use rundown coal camp water systems that were never kept up and then abandoned one cold companies folded. She says the water that runs through these systems when they run at all picks up contaminants putting health and daily living in jeopardy for public news service. I'm Diane Bernard reported a new interactive map from the National Wildlife Federation called unnatural disasters shows. Climate change in combination nation with other factors is putting at least one million plant and animal species around the world at risk of extinction. According to Ed Perry with the Federation's Climate Crisis Prices 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 and our state bird the rough grouse. He says heavy rain destroys trout habitat in leave standing water where mosquitoes can breed spreading West Nile virus that kills in 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 exceeding one billion dollars in losses in two thousand nineteen alone. I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this is PMS according to the BBC ABC The central Chinese government is responding to the landslide victory for pro democracy candidates in local Hong Kong Council elections by stating that the city city will always be ruled from Beijing and warning against further protests numerous. US states are trying to impose work requirements on healthy adults. 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 policy analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy. Ember Bella Zehr contends Medicaid should not be altered in a way that makes punitive or ineffective folks are really 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 based on how similar work requirements played out in Arkansas. Show that between sixty thousand and one hundred. Eighty three thousand Michigan residents could lose coverage Mary. Sherman Charmaine reporting farming and conservation groups in the Midwest are deeply concerned over the unintended impacts from the herbicide die Cambe regulators. Later in 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 concern is with a one mile buffer zone placed on. Its use Dan Shaima in conservation director with Audubon. Arkansas says dicamba is causing significant damage Outside that zone which he believes should be expanded. There was apparent. I Cam a symptoms on native plants. All across eastern Arkansas. And a lot of the places. Where are we found? That damage was within two miles mark. Richardson reporting in Illinois. Observers are especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from Dyke Cambe retired Illinois state biologist. Martin Kemper says they're seeing injuries to dogwoods Oaks sick. Moore's and other native trees and plants. We're we're seeing a serious decline in the health of new trees and we've crossed the threshold of mortality for some trees. Take a long time to grow. Any of the oak trees are being injured are keystone species. They provide declined inch or wildlife are very important food sources volunteers with one monitoring effort mill..