Environment

Published March 30, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — The combination of the impact of the emerald ash borer and the end of the life cycle for thousands of silver maple trees means that the tree canopy in southern Macomb County is quickly dwindling.

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Published March 30, 2018

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP — The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the Lakes address March 27, and local business owners and chamber members gathered at the Edgewood Country Club in Commerce Township to hear how each of the Lakes Area communities is doing. 

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Published March 29, 2018

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A group of residents are satisfied after learning that the township is in the midst of acquiring a pair of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, or MNRTF, grants for future recreation purposes.

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Published March 28, 2018

ling Heights homes may be a lot less cluttered after a series of city events for waste recycling and disposal in April and May.

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Published March 21, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY  — While National Groundwater Awareness Week came and went last week, efforts to preserve the natural resource should last a lifetime.

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Published March 9, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens city officials announced this afternoon that testing conducted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, or MDEQ, on March 8 showed trace amounts of perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, were detected in the municipal water system and treated drinking water.

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Published March 9, 2018

FRANKLIN — The mandatory closure and evacuation of businesses in downtown Franklin is now entering day five, and officials from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are waiting on lab results to determine what kinds of chemicals were found beneath the historic Franklin Village Plaza.

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Published March 9, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In order to reduce the flow of rainwater into local sewers and drains, the West Bloomfield Township Water and Sewer Department installed rain gardens on its property on Haggerty Road last fall.

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Published March 7, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — How are storms formed? How do particular weather-related incidents take place? Get your questions answered by the experts during Skywarn training programs throughout Oakland County now through May 10.

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Published February 27, 2018

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Residents in one Grosse Pointe City neighborhood got an unexpected visit from a hazardous materials team on Monday evening.

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Published February 23, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating the cleanup of a tugboat that has been found to be leaking oil in Lake St. Clair.

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Published February 21, 2018

Madison Heights has had an Environmental Citizens Committee, or ECC, since 1989, but the group’s been inactive for years. 

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Published February 21, 2018

ral months after Sterling Heights’ curbside recycling program switched hands to Green for Life Environmental, a public works administrator is pleased with the public’s participation in the program.

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Published February 20, 2018

MACOMB COUNTY — With heavy rains ongoing and expected across the region over the next several days, Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller is urging residents to restrict the amount of water they are using in an effort to alleviate potential sewer overflows into Lake St. Clair.

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Published February 20, 2018

Heavy rainfall and flooding have been a major concern with Berkley residents since last year’s rain event in August, when the sewer system flooded into people’s homes.

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Published February 19, 2018

METRO DETROIT — President Donald Trump, for the second consecutive year, has proposed a massive budget cut for the Environmental Protection Agency and funding for the Great Lakes.

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Published February 15, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County are voicing their support for a resolution currently in the Michigan House of Representatives that they say would ultimately ensure the effective use of state funds provided to address a contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair.

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Published February 13, 2018

METRO DETROIT — On Feb. 13, officials announced plans for a $10 million, 20,000-square-foot, eco-friendly Great Lakes Nature Center in a to-be-determined waterfront location in Macomb County.

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Published February 12, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY/TROY — After dropping out for a few months, the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority Recycling Drop-off Center and Material Recovery Facility in Troy is open to residents in participating communities.

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Published February 8, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The National Weather Service recently issued a winter storm watch and is forecasting up to 8 inches of snow in metro Detroit by the evening hours of Feb. 9. Parts of southern lower Michigan are forecasted to receive up to 10 inches of snow and are under a winter storm warning. 

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