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Environment

Published September 4, 2019

ROYAL OAK — In January 2021, the Detroit Zoological Society will be 100% powered by Michigan-made renewable energy through DTE’s MIGreenPower program.

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Published August 29, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Macomb County Public Works Office has begun emergency repairs on a sinkhole discovered underneath a sidewalk outside Eastpointe Middle School.

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Published August 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — It’s been almost 20 years since they wintered together at the American McMurdo Station at the South Pole in Antarctica in 2001, but the scientists and crew members from that expedition are bonded to this day.

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Published August 27, 2019

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council recently passed its energy plan in hopes of reducing costs and saving energy.

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Published August 27, 2019

DETROIT — Both U.S. senators from Michigan, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, came together on Belle Isle Aug. 22 to formally announce a bill to renew the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and increase its funding.

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Published August 26, 2019

UTICA — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel hosted a kayaking and canoeing event Aug. 21 at Heritage Park in Utica to highlight the progress being made in revitalizing the Clinton River.

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Published August 20, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Following a period of nearly 20 years and the spending of approximately $30 million, raw sewage overflows in Clinton Township are hoped to be a thing of the past.

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Published August 20, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Families and individuals across the state can head outside to explore the great outdoors as part of the Michigan Big Tree Hunt contest.

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Published August 16, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — As reports come in from across the country of pets dying after ingesting blue-green algae found in lakes, the Oakland County Health Division is reminding residents that the same thing could happen here if we’re not careful.

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Published August 13, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Powerful thunderstorms hovered over Sterling Heights and parts of metro Detroit the night of Aug. 12, drenching roads and flooding basements. But Sterling Heights officials said city workers banded together to minimize disruption to residents.

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Published August 12, 2019

FRASER — The Macomb County Public Works Office recently refurbished the county’s only biofilter facility.

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Published August 9, 2019

HAZEL PARK — For its first major project, the Hazel Park Nature Initiative recently installed a garden at Hazel Park’s municipal offices between City Hall and the library, facing the intersection of Nine Mile and John R roads.

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Published August 7, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The drive to make Sterling Heights greener continues.

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Published August 6, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With an uptick in watering violations, the time apparently has come for an ordinance amendment.

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Published August 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — A new federal grant aims to remove invasive phragmites in southeast Michigan, notably in Macomb County, and to control their spread.

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Published July 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A contract amendment enables the member communities of the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority to take their garbage to a closer transfer station, if needed — but at a price.

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Published July 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — An unexpected — and slight — underfunding in the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority pension seems to be the only fiscal hiccup from the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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Published July 29, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — With abundant greenery and plentiful lakes, Oakland County has much to protect from invasive species — non-native organisms that can shatter fragile ecosystems by outcompeting indigenous species and spreading out of control.

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Published July 26, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Heavy rain pounded the Roseville area July 6, leaving many residents with flood damage, particularly to basements. The city said that although it will continue to aid residents who need assistance after the event, the state of Michigan will not be stepping in to reimburse Roseville for its efforts.

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Published July 23, 2019

HAZEL PARK — During a presentation at the Hazel Park District Library July 8 and July 11, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash spoke about how clean drinking water is supplied and delivered, and how his office handles sewage and stormwater runoff.

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Upcoming Events

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