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


Coast of Oregon and Northern California then moving east and changing to snow in the mountain west more than two million Americans live without outrunning water and basic indoor plumbing according to a new report by water access group dig deep. The report finds that lack of clean water. His Vulnerable Communities Muniz in the country particularly hard including the Navajo nation. In the southwest and coal regions in McDowell. County West Virginia McDowell. County Resident Linda into 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 I also 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 matter because our waterways contaminated mckinney says many people have to use rundown co camp water systems that were never kept up and then abandoned when coal companies companies folded? She says the water that runs through these systems when they run it all picks up contaminants putting health 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 shows. Climate change in combination with other 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 Campaign in Pennsylvania 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 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 map says by October there had been ten weather and climate related events nationwide right exceeding one billion dollars in losses in twenty nine thousand nine alone. I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this pianists. According to the BBC The 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 in Medicaid 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 health policy analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy. Ember Belizaire contends Medicaid should not be altered in a way that makes it punitive or ineffective. Folks are really already 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 midst 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 corning farming and conservation groups in the Midwest are deeply concerned over the unintended impacts from the herbicide die Cambe regulators in Arkansas. Arkansas recently relaxed the rules on its use and critics say it's damaging vulnerable crops trees and wildlife while they're calling for several changes in the regulations. The primary primary concern is with a one mile buffer zone placed on its use Dan Shaima and conservation director with Audubon. Arkansas says Campbell is causing significant damage outside the dead zone which he believes should be expanded. There was a parent. I can the symptoms on native plants all across Eastern Arkansas. And a lot of the places where we found on that damage was within two miles mark. Richardson reporting in Illinois. Observers are especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from Die Cambe Tampa retired Illinois state. Biologists Martin Kemper says they're seeing injuries to dogwoods sick. Moore's and other native trees and plants we're seeing a serious serious decline in the health of mini trees. We've crossed the threshold of mortality for some trees. Take a long time to grow. Any of the oak trees that are being injured are keystone species provide declines or wildlife artist food sources volunteers with one monitoring effort in Illinois. Say they've documented more than one hundred cases of off target herbicide damage rich to native trees as well as wildflowers and food crops. Willie Murphy might be eighty two but the Rochester New York grandmother can still dead lift more in two hundred pounds and 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 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 in. EMT showed up on Dan Hyman for public new service member and listener supported and online at public news. Service DOT ORG talkline five four hundred fifty free. That's free as in freedom. Eight five five four five zero three seven three three hour number.

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