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Basic indoor your plumbing. According to a new report by water access group dig deep. The report finds that lack of clean water his vulnerable communities in the country particularly really hard including the Navajo nation. In the southwest and coal regions in McDowell. County West Virginia McDowell. County Resident Linda 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 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 mode because water is contaminated tonight'd mckinney says? Many people have to use rundown coal camp water systems that were never kept 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 reporting and a new interactive map from the National Wildlife Federation called unnatural disasters shows. Climate change in combination with other factors is putting at least one 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 figures 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 rough grouse else. 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 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 and losses in twenty one thousand nine hundred alone. I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this is P. N. S.. According to the BBC The central Chinese government is responding responding to the landslide. Victory for Pro Democracy candidates in local Hong Kong Council elections by stating that the city will always be ruled from Beijing gene and warning against further protests numerous. US states are trying to impose work requirements on healthy adults in Medicaid. Waivers have been approved in sixty 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 a 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 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 forming in and conservation groups in the Midwest are deeply concerned over the unintended impacts from the herbicide Dyke Cambe regulators in Arkansas recently relaxed the rules on its use and critics say it's damaging vulnerable crops trees and wildlife while they are calling for several changes in the regulations. The primary concern is with a one mile L. buffer zone placed on. Its use Dan Shaima in conservation director with Audubon. Arkansas dicamba is causing significant damage outside that zone which he believes should the expanded. There was apparent. I Cam the symptoms on native plants. All across eastern Arkansas and a lot of the places where we found that damage was within in miles mark. Richardson reporting in Illinois. Observers are especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from Dyke Cambe retired Illinois state. Eight biologist Martin Kemp says they're seeing injuries to dogwoods Oak Sycamore and other native trees and plants. We're seeing a serious decline in the health of Nutrition East and we've crossed the threshold of mortality for some. Do you take a long time to grow any of the O- trees that are being injured are keystone. Species provide declines for. Well I I was very important. Works food sources volunteers with one monitoring effort in Illinois. Say they've documented more than one hundred cases of off target herbicide damage to native trees as well swab flowers and food crops. Willie Murphy might be eighty two but the Rochester New York grandmother can still dead lift more than two hundred pounds and works. Works out every day at the local Y.. When a drunk twenty eight year old man broke into her house? Murphy grabbed a table. She told a local news station. She unwed to working on him with it until it broke. Murphy says in all she did such a number on him. He seemed happy when the police. EMT.

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