Environment

Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Grosse Pointe City officials are hoping to keep some homeowners from being forced to purchase flood insurance that officials say they don’t actually need.

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Published May 14, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The environmental crisis of  per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may be even worse than originally thought, according to a new study from the Environmental Working Group.

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Published May 14, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Volunteers battled mud and cloudy skies to clear invasive plants May 11 in Beverly Park. “We are getting rid of buckthorn,” Beverly Hills Village Councilwoman Rachel Hrydziuszko said. “We want it cleaned up for the Memorial Day parade and for new tree plantings.”

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Published May 10, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Sandbags aren’t the only things lining the shores of Lake St. Clair this spring.

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Published May 9, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In our corner of the cosmos, Earth is a miracle of sorts: a perfect storm of factors that allow life to cling to this bright blue marble spinning through space.

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Published May 8, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From May 8 to March 2020, the “Snares to Wares Initiative: Capacity for Change” exhibition will be on display in the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.

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Published May 6, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Gardeners Club will host a presentation on a new form of functional gardening that brings both food and the beauty of fairy gardens together as one.

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Published April 30, 2019

ROYAL OAK — In an effort to rejuvenate its 11th annual Michigan Green Schools awards ceremony, Oakland Schools and Oakland County government opted to move the event to the Detroit Zoo — which offers its own extensive green initiatives — and make a day of it April 23.

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Published April 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Earth Day was April 22, but we’re still living on this bright blue marble spinning through space. So why not continue to be good stewards of the world we call home? That’s what the Madison Heights City Council asked of residents during its regular meeting April 22, when the seven members unanimously passed a resolution in honor of Earth Day.

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Published April 26, 2019

HAZEL PARK/MADISON HEIGHTS — A nonprofit in Hazel Park plans to engage the community this spring and summer with several programs meant to deepen one’s appreciation for the wonders of nature.

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Published April 26, 2019

MACOMB COUNTY — L’Anse Creuse Public Schools and Mount Clemens Community Schools were recognized in April for their environmental efforts.

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Published April 24, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — In celebration of Earth Day, officials from the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County opened up their Materials Recovery Facility April 20 for residents to get a glimpse of the life cycle of recyclables.

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Published April 24, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak resident Jackie Sheridan and her husband, Roger Baran, have spent money, time and energy over the past four years trying to save the giant red oak in their backyard, which is in decline.

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Published April 19, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Macomb County officials say whoever is responsible for dumping concrete washout into the county’s water will have to pay for the cleanup bill.

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Published April 17, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Find beekeeping classes, local history, nature and more at Cranberry Lake Park this spring. Cranberry Lake Park offers beekeeping classes beginning in May. In addition, the archive room at the historical Cranberry Lake Farm main house is open to the public by appointment 1-4 p.m. each Wednesday.  

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Published April 17, 2019

ROCHESTER/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — With 4,435 scenic acres to explore year-round, Stony Creek Metropark Operations Manager Gary Hopp says finding a bit of trash at least somewhere in the park is inevitable, especially after the snow thaws each spring.

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Published April 17, 2019

FERNDALE — At its April 8 meeting, the Ferndale City Council received an evaluation of the city’s streetlights and their potential conversion to LED lights. The presentation was conducted by city Environmental Sustainability Planner Erin Quetell and energy analyst with EcoWorks Henrik Mader. Quetell said that converting streetlights to LEDs is what a lot of communities have been doing, and the study they did evaluated the condition of Ferndale’s streetlights and how the city can update them.

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Published April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the third consecutive year, President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing budget cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, or GLRI.

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Published April 15, 2019

ROSEVILLE — With controversy surrounding stormwater utility fees in nearby communities, the city of Roseville is setting the record straight about its own fees that went into effect in January.

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Published April 15, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — For the 11th year, members of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, in conjunction with the Macomb Intermediate School District, joined together to highlight the environmentally friendly efforts of students, teachers and staff at 122 schools throughout the county.

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