Arkansas, Willie Murphy, Linda Mckinney discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
Coast of Oregon and Northern California then moving east and changing to snow no in the mountain west more than two million Americans live without running water and basic indoor plumbing. According to new report by water access group dig deep. The report finds that lack of clean water his vulnerable communities in the country particularly hard including the Navajo nation in the southwest and coal regions agents in Mcdowell County West Virginia McDowell. County Resident Linda mckinney. Says people there have struggled for years for this basic human need facing polluted looted 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 Mojo because our waterways contaminated mckinney says many people have to use rundown coal camp water her 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 nominates 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 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 and according to 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 home. It's affected our state. Fish the brook trout in our state. Bird the rough grouse he says. Heavy rain destroys trout habitat and leave standing water where mosquitoes 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 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 according this is according to the BBC The central Chinese government is responding to the landside victory for pro democracy candidates in local local Hong Kong Council elections by stating that the city will always be ruled from Beijing and warning against further protests numerous. US US states are trying to impose work requirements on healthy adults in Medicaid. Waivers have been approved in six states nine or pending and three have been set aside by the courts boards 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 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 three thousand Michigan residents could lose coverage Mary. Sherman reporting farming and conservation groups in the Mid West are deeply concerned over the unintended ended 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 with a one mile buffer zone placed on its use. Dan Shaima in conservation director with Audubon. 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 the plants all 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 Reserve especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from Dyke Cambe retired Illinois state. Biologists Martin Kemper says. They're seeing injuries to dogwoods. It's Oak Sycamore. And other native trees and plants. We're seeing a serious decline in the health of mini trees and we've crossed the threshold of mortality for some three. Take a long time to grow any of the oak trees that are being injured are keystone species. They provide ACORNS for well. I fired missiles are very important. 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 as wildflowers and food crops. Willie Murphy might be eighty you too 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 twenty eight year old man Dan 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. EMT showed up. I'm Dan Hyman for public new service member and listener supported.