Environment

Published January 29, 2019

ROYAL OAK — A $2 million settlement reached in a class-action lawsuit against the city of Royal Oak required the city to change how it bills residents for the debt service on the Oakland County Water Resources Commission’s George W. Kuhn Drain.

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Published January 29, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — A series of water testing is almost complete, according to village officials. The water testing was mandated by the state after it was discovered that one Beverly Hills village home had an abnormally high reading for lead.

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Published January 28, 2019

LANSING — After two record-setting windstorms and at least one death, the Michigan Public Service Commission went to work to review DTE Energy’s response to downed electric lines.

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Published January 18, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Six Rivers Land Conservancy was recently awarded two grants totaling $120,000 from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program for ongoing efforts to address invasive species.

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Published January 17, 2019

Macomb County workers took action Jan. 17 after receiving a tip about oil spilling into the Plumbrook Drain, near 19 Mile Road, west of Ryan Road.

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Published January 16, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — At a recent meeting, Southfield officials discussed the ongoing issues with the city’s waste hauler.

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Published January 16, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Sally Petrella, volunteer monitoring program manager for the Friends of the Rouge, knows the reaction all too well.

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Published January 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Those who aren’t afraid to make a splash in local waterways can help the Clinton River Watershed Council search for stonefly larvae next weekend. “It’s a great event that allows volunteers to get out and about in the watershed in the middle of winter … and stay connected with the river during these winter months,” CRWC ecologist Eric Diesing said.

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Published January 8, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — On a blustery, bright winter afternoon at Farmington Hills resident Joe Derek’s property Jan. 3, the butterflies, hummingbirds and moths were nowhere to be seen.

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Published January 8, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The mission of the Clinton River Watershed Council, or CRWC, is to protect, enhance and celebrate the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair.

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Published January 4, 2019

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ST. CLAIR SHORES/EASTPOINTE — A plan to eliminate three-quarters of the combined sewer overflows into Lake St. Clair from the Chapaton Retention Basin is one step closer to becoming reality with a grant from the state of Michigan.

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Published December 18, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Did you notice, last week, when the weather app on your phone warned that the air quality in metro Detroit was poor, and maybe even dangerous for at-risk groups? You weren’t alone. The air quality in many areas of southeastern Michigan has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as “unhealthy for sensitive groups” periodically since late November.

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Published December 12, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — A portion of the Rouge River in Southfield recently received a grant that will help to improve water quality and its surrounding habitat.

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Published December 11, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A bill recently introduced to the Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee is causing concern about potential threats to local wetlands, lakes and streams.

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Published December 11, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — At the Dec. 5 Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting, a motion passed to postpone consideration of hosting electronic recycling events indefinitely.

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Published December 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A bill recently introduced to the Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee is causing concern about potential threats to local wetlands, lakes and streams.

 

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Published December 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights and an association of Macomb County communities are hoping to weed out what they believe is an effort to overstep their local control of vegetation removal.

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Published December 5, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — On Nov. 27 the Police Department posted that the township has received numerous calls about a turkey hanging out in the area of Middebelt Road, south of Walnut Lake Road.

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Published December 5, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Hills naturalist Lance DeVoe fields calls from residents daily about the wide array of wildlife in the city, including deer and coyotes.

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Published December 3, 2018

BLOOMFIELD HILLS/LANSING — More than six years ago, the Bloomfield Hills City Commission put the final touches on a woodlands ordinance that had taken it a full year to craft.

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