National Wildlife Federation, Arkansas, Illinois discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

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Since I was born and it's now come to the point where in a disaster mode because our watery contaminated mckinney says many people have to use rundown coal camp water systems that were never kept up and then abandoned when coal companies folded did. She says the water that runs through these systems when they run it all picks up contaminants putting health and daily living in jeopardy for public news service. I'm Diane Bernardo reported a new interactive map 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 world at risk of extinction according to Ed Perry with the Federation's Climate Crisis Campaign in Pennsylvania Selena 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 state bird word 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. He's 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 exceeding one one billion dollars in losses in twenty nineteen alone. I'm Andrea Sears. Reporting this is PMS. According to the BBC The central Chinese and he's 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 protests numerous. US states are trying to impose work requirements on healthy adults in Medicaid. Waivers have been approved in sixty nine or pending and three have been set aside by the cords in Michigan. Healthcare advocates are now suing health policy analyst. Enlist 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. Arkansas show between sixty one thousand and one hundred eighty three thousand Michigan residents could lose coverage Mary. Sherman reporting farming and conservation groups in the Mid West are deeply concerned over the unintended impacts from the herbicide die Cambe regulators in Arkansas recently absolutely relaxed the rules on its use critics say it's damaging vulnerable crops trees and wildlife while they are calling for several changes in the regulations the primary concern earn is with a one mile buffer zone placed on its use Dan showman conservation director with Audubon. Arkansas says dicamba is causing significant damage outside that zone which which he believes should be expanded. There was apparent. I can the symptoms on native plants all across Eastern Arkansas. And a lot of the places where we found that damage damage was within two miles mark. Richardson reporting in Illinois. Observers are especially concerned that native trees are collateral damage from Die Cambe retired Tired Illinois state biologist. Martin Kemper says. They're seeing injuries to Dr Woods. Oak Sycamore and other native trees and plants. We're seeing a serious decline in a health mini trees and we've crossed mortality for some trees. Take a long time to grow any of the oak trees that are being injured are keystone species. They provide declines for. Well I I nest or 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 freeze as well as wildflowers food. Crops Willie Murphy might be eighty two but the Rochester New York grandmother can still dead lift more than two hundred pounds 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 news station..

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