Environment

Published February 27, 2024

STERLING HEIGHTS — Local firefighters, Macomb County officials and others recently moved into action to keep a semi-truck’s diesel spill from becoming a major environmental threat to local watercourses. 

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Published February 9, 2024

WARREN — Macomb County officials have sought expedited testing to determine exactly what chemicals caused the Bear Creek in Warren to turn green with foam on Feb. 7.

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Published February 8, 2024

ROYAL OAK — The city’s tree planting program is back for the spring season, and the registry for a tree to be planted on your property is open.

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Published February 7, 2024

ROCHESTER — The Clinton River Watershed Council is looking for volunteers who aren’t afraid to make a splash in local waterways to help search for stonefly larvae next month.

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Published December 7, 2023

SOUTHFIELD — A local environmental group will be testing four different data collection methods to assess chloride contamination in the Rouge River this winter.

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Published December 6, 2023

FRASER — Hoping to step up and play a more active role in community improvement, members of the Fraser First Booster Club will host the Beautification Council of Southeast Michigan’s winter quarterly meeting for the first time.

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Published November 17, 2023

BIRMINGHAM — While conducting routine testing on the Rouge River to monitor benthic macroinvertebrates, the Friends of the Rouge and volunteers found a white liquid being discharged into the river from a pipe Oct. 19 in Booth Park.

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Published November 14, 2023

METRO DETROIT — To capitalize on Michigan’s record-setting recycling momentum, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer encouraged state residents to join in recognizing America Recycles Day on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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Published November 8, 2023

EASTPOINTE — A public works project aimed at reducing combined sewer overflows in Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores is nearing completion.

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Published November 8, 2023

FRASER — A Fraser neighborhood will get some relief for their noses while community infrastructure gets an upgrade.

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Published October 24, 2023

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OAKLAND COUNTY — On Oct. 20, more than 200 people gathered for the 10th annual Regional Stormwater Summit to hear from experts and learn about a rebate program designed to encourage residents to reduce stormwater runoff on their own property.

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Published October 3, 2023

METRO DETROIT — The Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority is partnering with several other local groups and municipalities to use grant funding to improve recycling habits around metro Detroit.

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Published September 14, 2023

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently sent out a warning to residents about harmful algal blooms, also known as HABs, that can form on lakes, rivers and ponds. HABs form due to rapid growth of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae.Read More

Published August 23, 2023

SOUTHFIELD — On Aug. 7, Southfield announced its enrollment in DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, one of the largest renewable energy programs in the United States, with over 1,300 businesses and 90,000 residential customers.

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Published August 20, 2023

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In a press conference on Aug. 9, Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller unveiled the two-season construction plan for the Chapaton Retention Basin and a project to update electrical systems at the basin.

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Published June 15, 2023

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METRO DETROIT — If you live or work somewhere close to Lake St. Clair, you’re likely familiar with fishflies — the winged insects that seem to arrive in swarms every summer, covering buildings, fluttering around streetlights after dark, and dying en masse under said streetlights, creating stinky piles of bug carcasses.

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Published June 5, 2023

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee held their 28th annual Nautical Coast Clean up on May 21, drawing a crowd ready to clean up the beaches in St. Clair Shores.

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Published May 25, 2023

SOUTHFIELD — For over 50 years, the Rouge River cleanup at Berberian Woods in Southfield has been a celebration of Southfield’s continued dedication to restoring and revitalizing the river.

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Published May 22, 2023

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Two students are meeting the threat of climate change head-on in Macomb Township.

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Published May 19, 2023

FARMINGTON HILLS — May 20 was Rouge River Day at the Farmington Hills Nature Center.

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