Environment

Published August 12, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Macomb County officials are trying to find out who spilled fuel that ended up in the Sterling Relief Drain in Sterling Heights.

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Published August 7, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council approved a budget amendment for the fourth quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year to account for the fact that it has been ordered to refund more than $3.4 million in stormwater charges to residents.

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Published August 6, 2020

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Methane gas levels seem to have stabilized at Clinton Township’s Prince Drewry Park, according to a representative from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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Published August 4, 2020

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Most of the Great Lakes have likely reached their peak water levels for the year, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District.

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Published July 28, 2020

METRO DETROIT — For the past four months, eco-conscious consumers have been stockpiling their paper, cardboard, glass and plastic containers while SOCRRA’s Recycling Drop-Off Center was closed due to COVID-19.

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Published July 24, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — When a record rainfall of more than 2 inches hit the metro Detroit area July 10, it caused basements to back up, streets to flood and local utilities to retain — then treat and discharge what couldn’t be retained — combined sewer runoff into Lake St. Clair.

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Published July 24, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — A national competition is underway to see which city can get the highest percentage of its residents to sign a pledge to maintain eco-friendly water habits. One of the participating cities is Madison Heights, which is especially fitting since the initiative was started by a hometown hero.

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Published July 20, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Below the surface of lakes across Oakland County, another pandemic is brewing.

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Published July 17, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Authorities are investigating the cause of death of a group of around 20 Canada geese that were retrieved from a pond in Madison Heights.

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Published July 17, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — The cleanup operation at Electro-Plating Services, or EPS, will begin a new approach in August.

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Published July 17, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — At the start of the year, the Madison Heights Environmental Citizens Committee, or ECC, convened its first subcommittee meeting for what is now called The Bloom Project — an initiative that aims to plant gardens across the city.

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Published July 7, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — With the number of deer and other wildlife that call the city home on the rise, the city has decided to form the Wildlife Advisory Commission.

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Published July 7, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Medical experts will tell you that, as of now, it’s hard to say how each patient will react to the COVID-19 virus. But for Mother Nature, the prognosis is good.

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Published July 7, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS — Access and the ability to recycle may not cross the minds of people who live in a house. Put it in the bin, and put the bin at the curb for pickup each week.

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Published July 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Following the reopening of many Sterling Heights city buildings, residents are beginning to reuse the service of drop-off recycling within the city, according to the city’s Department of Public Works.

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Published July 2, 2020

WARREN — The dreaded and dangerous poison hemlock plant has made invasive appearances in Macomb County for the first time this year.

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Published June 23, 2020

CLAWSON — On June 16, the Clawson City Council unanimously approved a tree-planting bid with the lowest qualified bidder, China Township-based Marine City Nursery.

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Published June 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The Clinton River is the ninth Michigan waterway to become a state-designated water trail.

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Published June 19, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Over the years, the canopy of Madison Heights has been steadily whittled away as infrastructure projects took down trees. Recently, a group of volunteers assisted by the nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan planted new trees to bring back the greenery.

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Published June 18, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — A Macomb County official and three Michigan-based legislators are calling on other federal lawmakers to pass legislation requiring a change in labeling and marketing of “flushable” wipes.

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