Arkansas, National Wildlife Federation, Michigan discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
From the National Wildlife Federation called unnatural disasters shows. Climate change in combination with other factors is putting at least one million plant and animal species around the the world at risk of extinction according to Ed Perry with the Federation's climate prices campaign in Pennsylvania figures from last year show some of those impacts Surrey 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. I didn't leave standing water where mosquitoes can breed spreading West Nile virus. That kills many bird species. There are economic impacts from climate. Change is well. The federation's rations 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 I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this is according to the BBC. The central Chinese government is responding to the landslide victory for Pro Democracy accuracy 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 six states nine or pending and three. We 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 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 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 one hundred. Eighty three thousand Michigan residents could lose coverage Mary. Sherman reporting forming 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 critics say it's damaging volna real crops trees and wildlife while they're calling for several changes in the regulations. The primary concern is with a one mile buffer zone placed on. Its use Dan Shaima in in conservation director with Audubon. Arkansas says dicamba is causing significant damage outside zone which he believes should be expanded airways apparent. I Cam uh symptoms on native 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 being in Illinois. Observers are especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from died Cambe retired Illinois state. Biologists Martin Kemper says. They're seeing seeing 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 and we've crossed the threshold of mortality for some. Did you take it a long time to grow. Any of the oak trees are being injured are keystone species..