Environment

Published January 27, 2020

C&G Newspapers

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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Published January 7, 2020

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — Before you kick the tree to the curb and toss the ornaments, local waste experts are weighing in on how to properly dispose of holiday castoffs.

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Published January 7, 2020

ROCHESTER — Marilyn Trent was recently recognized for her efforts to get the community involved in saving monarch butterflies, earning her a  Good Neighbor Award.

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Published January 7, 2020

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The crumbling seawall along Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms and Shores may be the subject of an upcoming study.

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Published January 6, 2020

UTICA — A redevelopment has begun in downtown Utica at 6993 Moscone Road, which was once an unlicensed landfill contaminated with around 19 feet of garbage under the ground.

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Published January 6, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Public Works Office said Jan. 4 that the search for the source of a petroleum spill into the Schoenherr Relief Drain in Warren, and subsequently into the Clinton River, is still ongoing.

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Published December 23, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Despite the Royal Oak City Commission’s approval of a first reading of a stormwater authority ordinance Nov. 11, Interim City Manager and City Attorney David Gillam recommended that the city wait at least six months before moving forward during the Dec. 9 City Commission meeting.

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Published December 23, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The weekend before Christmas, officials at all levels of government contended with the cleanup of a Grinch-colored goo gushing out of the embankment on eastbound Interstate 696.

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Published December 13, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At press time, at least eight vents were in the midst of being installed at Prince Drewry Park, located on Quinn Road in Clinton Township, as a method to alleviate methane gas.

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Published December 10, 2019

FERNDALE — The coral reef in Florida has been battling stony-coral tissue loss disease since 2014.The disease wipes out the tissue of the stony corals, which die rapidly after becoming infected.

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