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Basic indoor plumbing. According to a new report by water access group dig deep. The report court finds that lack of clean water his vulnerable communities in the country particularly hard including the Navajo nation in the southwest and coal regions in McDowell. County County West Virginia McDowell. County Resident Linda mckinney says people there have struggled for years for this basic human need facing polluted unreliable label 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 water is contaminated mckinney says? Many people have to use rundown coal camp water systems that we're 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 putting health health and daily living in jeopardy for public news service. I'm Diane Bernard reporting a new interactive map from the National Wildlife Federation called unnatural disasters. Astor's 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 into 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. It's affected acted 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 map says by October there had had been ten weather and climate related events nationwide exceeding one billion dollars in losses in twenty nine thousand nine hundred alone. I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this 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 US states are trying trying to impose work requirements on healthy adults in Medicaid. Waivers have been approved. Six dates nine or pending and three have been set aside by the courts in Michigan she can healthcare. Advocates are now suing health policy analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy. Amber Belizaire contends Medicaid should not be altered in a way that makes it punitive UNITIVE 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 schnell 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 Midwest are deeply concerned over the unintended impacts from from the herbicide Dyke Cambe regulators. Arkansas recently relaxed the rules on its use and critics say it's damaging vulnerable crops trees and wildlife all 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 conservation. Director with Audubon Arkansas offices dicamba is causing significant damage outside that zone which he believes should be expanded there was a parent. I Cam the symptoms on native plants. All across across eastern Arkansas. And a lot of the places where we found that damage was within opted to miles mark. Richardson reporting in Illinois. Observers are especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from Die Cambe retired Illinois state biologist. Martin Kemper says they're seeing injuries to dogwoods Oaks sick. Moore's wars and other native trees and plants we're seeing a serious decline in the health of nutrients and we've crossed the threshold of mortality for some. You take a long time to grow. Any of the oak trees that are being injured injured are keystone species provide e corns for well organised very important food sources volunteers with one monitoring effort 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. Chester New York. Grandmother can still deadlocked more than two hundred pounds and work out every day at the local Y.. When a drunk twenty eight year old man broke into her? The 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. It's such a number on him. He seemed happy when the police in. EMT showed up. I'm Dan Hyman for public news service member and listener supported and online at Public News Service Service Dot Org Contra Krugman episode.