Environment

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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Published June 18, 2020

WALLED LAKE — Seven schools in the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools District have achieved Michigan Green School status this year, an honor that recognizes their efforts promoting eco-friendly habits and good stewardship of the environment. The designation is given by the Michigan Green Schools nonprofit group. Its goal is to work with local schools to protect the state’s air, land, water and animals.

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Published June 9, 2020

TROY — While the Southeast Oakland County Resource and Recovery Authority Drop Off Center at 995 Coolidge Highway in Troy remained closed at press time, all curbside recycling was on schedule.

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Published June 5, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A plan to allow for up to 17 million gallons of additional storage in the Chapaton Retention Basin is facing opposition from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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Published June 4, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Before COVID-19 took the world by storm, the city of Madison Heights was sorting another health concern — the contaminants leaking out of Electro-Plating Services.

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Published April 28, 2020

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — Cromie Elementary School in the Warren Consolidated Schools district was named “Top Overall School” in the Macomb County Green Schools Program for 2019-20. The program is sponsored by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners and the Macomb Intermediate School District. 

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Published March 25, 2020

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LAKE ST. CLAIR/LANSING — Although the Macomb County Emergency Management town hall meetings on high water had to be canceled because of the restriction on meetings that include more than 50 people, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, or EGLE, still wants waterfront residents to be prepared for high water levels in 2020.

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Published March 18, 2020

LANSING — The state of Michigan is working with Japan in a joint effort to preserve and restore lake environments.

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Published March 13, 2020

HARPER WOODS — For the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, Harper Woods residents will once again be going out into the community to clean up their town.

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Published March 11, 2020

TROY — The Great Lakes that surround us comprise 84% to 87% of the United States’ fresh water.

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Published March 11, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS — A desire to build upon the current volunteer team and an increasing interest from residents to learn about the natural world are what motivated the Heritage Park Nature Center to hold its inaugural free volunteer naturalist training 6-9 p.m. March 18.

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Published February 28, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Following a highly successful fall event, the Nautical Mile Merchants Association is inviting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers back to the city March 18 to give an update on the forecasted level of Lake St. Clair for 2020.

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Published February 28, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Four Lake Shore Public Schools students have spent the past several months sampling, measuring, investigating and experimenting with solutions to the problem of microplastics in the Great Lakes, including St. Clair Shores’ own watery neighbor, Lake St. Clair.

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Published February 14, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Jan. 28 Sterling Heights special strategic planning meeting created an environment to showcase ideas to make the city greener.

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Published February 14, 2020

WARREN — A yearlong cleanup effort launched after old diesel fuel was found to be leaking into the Bear Creek near a Warren gas station is wrapping up, according to the Macomb County Public Works Office.

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Published February 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Heavier amounts of rainfall in the past few years are making springs in southeast Michigan wetter and have become a rising problem for the region’s waterways and properties.

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