Willie Murphy, Arkansas, Michigan discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

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Since I was born and it's now come to the point. Where in a disaster matt because our water is contaminated mckinney says? Many people have to use rundown down 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 all picks up contaminants putting health daily living in jeopardy for public news service. I'm Diane Bernard reporting a new interactive map from the National Wildlife. A federation called unnatural disasters 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 to Ed Perry with the Federation's Climate Crisis Campaign in Pennsylvania figures from last year. Show some of those impacts are hitting being 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 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 this map says by October. There had been ten weather and climate related events nationwide exceeding one billion dollars in losses in twenty nine thousand nine alone. I'm Andrea Andrea Sears. Reporting 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 states are trying to impose work requirements on healthy adults 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 public policy amber. Bella Zehr contends Medicaid. Kate 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 one thousand and one hundred. Eighty three thousand Michigan residents could lose coverage Mary. Sherman reporting farming and conservation groups in the Mid West are deeply concerned turned 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 double crops trees and wildlife while they're calling for several changes in the regulations. Primary concern is with a one mile buffer zone placed on. Its use Dan Shaima and conservation survey ship director with Audubon. Arkansas says dicamba is causing significant damage outside 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 that damage was within two miles. Mark Richardson reporting in Illinois. Observers are especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from Cambe retired Illinois state biologist. Martin Kemper says they're seeing injuries injuries to dogwoods Oaks sick. Moore's and other native trees and plants we're seeing a serious decline in the health of mini trees. We've crossed the threshold of mortality for some three. Take a long time. The grow any of the oak trees that are being injured are keystone species. Provide declines for wildlife are important food sources volunteers with one monitoring effort effort mill. Annoy say they've documented more than one hundred cases of off target herbicide damage to native trees as well as wildflowers 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 out every day at the local Y.. When a drunk Iraq twenty eight year old man broke into her house? Murphy grabbed a table. She told a local news station. She went 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 an EMT showed up. I'm Dan Hyman for public news. Service member and listener supported ported and online at public new service DOT ORG but because of the path that lies behind me. I remember that one hundred years. We bought these much soon after a century of law. I remember that we are still remember. Aw Thanksgiving gene. Happy Thanksgiving in here on declare your independence with me earn the Saka Compete from the studios of Freezer. Who Will Joseph and Dr Frank Boat and we're going to be talking to that guy on those stuff? I want to talk about real quick to frank. Had not seen the cyber truck. I don't know what planet he's been on but he has not seen the cyber truck. This thing is growing.

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