Arkansas, Willie Murphy, Linda Mckinney discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

Coast of Oregon and Northern California then moving east and changing to snow in the mountain west. More than two million Americans live without running water and basic indoor plumbing. According to a new report worked by water access group digging deep the report finds that lack of clean water his vulnerable communities in the country particularly hard including the Navajo a nation in the southwest and coal regions in Mcdowell County West Virginia McDowell. County Resident Linda 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 have the tax base to fund improvements. I'm sixty 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 mode because our water is contaminated mckinney says many the people have to use rundown 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. uh-huh when they run it all picks up contaminants putting health in daily living in jeopardy for public news service. I'm Diane Bernard reporting a new interactive map up from the National Wildlife Federation called unnatural disasters shows climate change in combination with other factors putting at least one million plant and animal species. AC's 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 oh those impacts are hitting very close to home. It's affected our state. Fish the brook trout. In our state bird rough grouse he says heavy rain destroys. He's 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 as well the federation's map says by October there had been ten weather and climate related events nationwide exceeding one billion dollars in losses in twenty nineteen alone alone. I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this is P.. Ns according to the BBC The central Chinese government is responding to the landside 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 the protests numerous US states are trying to impose work requirements on healthy adults in Medicaid. Waivers have been approved in six dates nine or pending ending and three have been set aside by the courts in Michigan. Healthcare advocates are now suing health policy analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy Amber. Bellas 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 that between sixty one thousand and one hundred eighty three thousand Michigan residents could lose coverage Mary. Sherman reporting forming and conservation groups in the Mid West 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 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 says Campbell is causing significant damage outside dead zone which he believes should be expanded. There was apparent. Parents can the symptoms on native plants. All across eastern Arkansas. And a Lotta 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. Biologists Martin Kemper says they're seeing injuries to dogwoods sick. Moore's and other native trees and plants. We're seeing a serious decline in the Health Ministry's we've crossed the threshold of mortality ready for some trees. Take a long time to grow any of the trees that are being injured are keystone species provide the orange for well. Organised is very important food sources. Volunteers this 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 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.. Right 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. I'm Dan Hyman for public news service dismember and listener supported and online at public news. Service DOT ORG. I yeah the yeah the the the the eight it is the The the report sir. The the yeah.

Coming up next