Environment

Published September 22, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — For the first time, the city of Rochester Hills is providing 200 free trees to residents to plant on their private property this fall as part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Canopy program.  

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Published September 8, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Public Works Office credits a call from a local resident and its quick response to prompt containment of a Macomb Township fuel spill.

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Published September 3, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While it’s typically a kickoff to the summer season, the year 2020 has been anything but typical, and this year’s Nautical Coast Cleanup is no different.

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Published August 25, 2020

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METRO DETROIT — A first-of-its-kind Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy-led program, in partnership with national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership, is taking aim to improve recycling across the state through education, outreach, policy changes and market development.

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Published August 17, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — Huron-Clinton Metroparks is redeveloping its Shelden Trails system in the hopes of improving trail sustainability, expanding the existing system, adding accessibility, improving signage and reducing user conflict.

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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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