Environment

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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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — City and county officials are looking forward to adapting the Sterling Relief Drain into an eventual site of relief for the monarch butterfly population.

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Published November 15, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township held an informational meeting at Township Hall regarding Consumers Energy’s South Oakland Macomb Network natural gas pipeline project that has a proposed route that includes a section along the ITC Holdings Corp. corridor between 23 Mile and 26 Mile roads in Shelby Township.

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Published November 13, 2018

LATHRUP VILLAGE — The Lathrup Village City Council recently voted unanimously to change an ordinance regarding trash pickup.

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Published November 7, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — After a summer of complaints, trash hauler Green for Life Environmental Inc. provided the city with an update on its services recently.

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Published November 7, 2018

LATHRUP VILLAGE — The water mains on the east side of the city are slated for a makeover this fall.

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Published November 6, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS/ROCHESTER/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Michigan’s water and sewer infrastructure is rapidly deteriorating, according to Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash.

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Published November 5, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A suspected oil sheen has been contained in the Red Run Drain in Clinton Township, according to the Macomb County Public Works Office.

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Published October 16, 2018

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale is upgrading its recycling practices by initiating a pilot program for “smart” waste receptacles in two municipal parking lots. At the City Council’s Oct.Read More

Published October 11, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The state of the water in Macomb County, as well as what can be and is being done to remedy issues of chemicals and contamination of Lake St. Clair, were the topics of passionate discussion during an Oct. 8 town hall meeting in Harrison Township.

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Published October 9, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, in partnership with the nonprofit Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Technological University, hosted the sixth annual Southeast Michigan Regional Stormwater Summit Oct. 5.Read More

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