Environment

Published June 10, 2019

C&G Newspapers

OAKLAND COUNTY — Each time we pour a glass of water from our tap or run our toothbrush underneath or even fill up the kiddie pool, all we see is something clear and refreshing. But beneath the spigot, Michigan’s water infrastructure is crumbling and the inland lakes we enjoy are being polluted — that’s the part we as consumers don’t often see.

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Published June 10, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Progress is being made on the 7.5 miles of natural gas pipeline that is being installed along the ITC corridor, where power lines run through Shelby Township.

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Published May 31, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Environmental Citizens Committee, or ECC, originally formed in 1989, but had been inactive for many years. That all changed last year when it was revived, and since then the ECC has held six quarterly meetings, the most recent of which took place May 20 at Madison Heights City Hall. The next one is planned for September.

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Published May 22, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Despite high water levels throughout the state, local bodies of water are stable, officials said.

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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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