National Wildlife Federation, Arkansas, Michigan discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

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Up and then abandoned when coal companies folded. She says the water that runs through these systems when they run it all picks up contaminants putting health and daily living in jeopardy for public news service. I'm Diane Bernard Yard reported a new interactive map from the National Wildlife Federation called unnatural disasters shows. Climate change in combination with other factors is putting 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 Campaign in Pennsylvania Vania 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 state bird the rough grouse he says heavy rain destroys trout. Habitat and leaves 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 exceeding one billion dollars in losses in two thousand nineteen alone. I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this is P.. Ns according to the BBC The central Chinese the government is responding to the landside victory for Pro Democracy candidates in local Hong Kong Council elections by stating that the city will always be ruled ruled from Beijing and warning against further protests numerous. US states are trying to impose work requirements on healthy adults in Medicaid waivers. 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 in Bella. Zehr contends Medicaid should not be altered in a way that makes it punitive or ineffective. Folks are really already working and potentially have very legitimate reasons for why they are not working and this adds an additional barrier that is not necessary estimates 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 firming and conservation groups in the Midwest are deeply concerned over the unintended impacts from the herbicide die. Cambe regulators in Arkansas recently relaxed the rules on its use and critic say it's damaging vulnerable crops trees and wildlife while they are calling for several changes in the regulations. The primary concern is as 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 that zone which he 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 that damage Mitch was within two miles mark. Richardson reporting in Illinois. Observers are especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from Die Cambe retired Indian state. Biologists Martin Kemper says. They're seeing injuries to dogwoods Oak Sycamore and other native trees and plants. We're seeing a serious decline in a health. Elsa mini trees and we've crossed the threshold mortality for some three. Take a long time to grow. Any of the trees that are being injured are keystone species to provide declines for wildlife are messed I is very important food sources volunteers with one monitoring effort Illinois. Say they've documented more than one hundred cases of off target herbicide damage to native trees. He's as well as wildflowers and food. Crops Willie Murphy might be.

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