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

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Says the water that runs through these systems when they run it all picks up contaminants putting health 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. Astor's shows climate change in combination with other factors is putting at least one million plant and animal species around the world at risk of extinction according Ed Perry with the Federation's Climate Crisis Campaign in Pennsylvania figures from last year show some of those impacts are hitting very close to home. It's affected elected. Our state fish the brook trout and our state bird rough grouse he says heavy rain destroys trout habitat and leave standing water where mosquitos 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 had been ten weather and climate related events nationwide exceeding one billion dollars in losses in twenty one thousand nine hundred alone. I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this this is P. N. S.. According to the BBC 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 will always be ruled from Beijing 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 issued. Healthcare advocates are now suing health policy analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy. Ambra Belizaire 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 just adds an additional snow barrier that is not necessary estimates based on how similar work requirements played out in Arkansas. Show that between sixty one thousand. One hundred. Eighty three thousand Michigan in residence could lose coverage Mary. Sherman reporting farming 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 buffer zone placed on its use Dan Shaima and conservation director with Audubon. Arkansas offices dicamba is causing significant damage outside zone which he believes should be expanded. There was apparent Cambe symptoms on native plants. All across across eastern Arkansas. And a lot of the places where we found that damage was within up to 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 Kemp says they're seeing injuries to dogwoods Oak Sycamore. Moore's and other native trees and plants we're seeing a serious decline in the health of mini trees and we crossed the threshold of mortality for some alone time to grow any of the oak trees that are being injured injured are keystone species provide acorns or well organised very sweet sources volunteers with one monitoring effort in Illinois. Say they've documented had more than one hundred cases of off target herbicide damage to native trees as well as wildflowers and food crops. Willie Murphy might be.

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