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Environment

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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Published February 7, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As St. Clair Shores has been prohibited from charging a stormwater utility fee through a class action lawsuit filed by resident Brad Patrick and the Kickham Hanley law firm, city officials are now working to determine how they can correctly pay for the stormwater system.

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Published February 5, 2020

METRO DETROIT — In an effort to continue its Green Journey initiative and bring others into the loop, the Detroit Zoological Society recently launched its third annual Green Prize. 

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Published February 4, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — Three recent state grants were awarded as part of ongoing efforts to combat invasive species.

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Published February 4, 2020

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A study of the crumbling seawall that separates Lake St. Clair from Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Farms and Shores is moving forward.

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Published January 31, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In the gray doldrums of winter, only hearty fishermen are even thinking of venturing out onto Lake St. Clair, and the boats that sprinkle the lake through spring and summer are mostly hunkered down for a deep winter’s nap under a blanket of shrink-wrap.

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Published January 27, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Health Department results released Jan. 23, based on laboratory and visual analysis, stated that an unknown substance washed ashore from Lake St. Clair was “decaying filamentous algae with E. coli counts that present no imminent public health hazard, and are not indicative of raw sewage.”

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Published January 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/FARMS/SHORES — DTE Energy crews will be spending 2020 on a couple of different projects that they believe will provide customers in Grosse Pointe Farms, Shores and Woods with more reliable electricity.

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Published January 21, 2020

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale felt like it had a strong 2019 in terms of its actions regarding sustainability, and it’s looking forward to 2020 to see what more it can do.

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Published January 20, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Two red foxes in Shelby Township have regrown their winter fur coats after Consumers Energy employees working on the South Oakland Macomb Network pipeline project took the time to care for the foxes after spotting them in dangerous health.

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Published January 17, 2020

With the Great Lakes starting 2020 higher than they did in 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is urging those impacted by high water levels in 2019 to prepare for a similar situation this year.

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Published January 14, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores City Council voted to approve a memorandum of understanding between the Southeast Macomb Sanitary District and the Macomb County Public Works Office to pave the way for the relocation of a boat ramp at Chapaton Retention Basin canal so that more capacity could be added to the basin.

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Published January 14, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights and Macomb County officials have been containing and cleaning an apparent petroleum spill that was tracked to the Schoenherr Relief Drain earlier this month. And they’re calling for fresh action to make sure incidents like this don’t happen again.

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Published January 14, 2020

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Huntington Woods is looking to control how unsolicited materials are received at homes in the city.

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Published January 10, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Do you toss greasy pizza boxes, Starbucks cups or unrinsed yogurt containers into the curbside recycling bin? According to the Recycling Raccoons, “This stuff could ruin the entire recycling load!”

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Published January 10, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — An eco-friendly form of stormwater reduction is coming to Civic Center Park in Madison Heights.

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Published January 9, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Details continue to emerge about the effort to clean up the leak of contaminated groundwater on Interstate 696, as well as the cleanup at the condemned factory from which it came.

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