Environment

Published April 9, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — As if homeowners didn’t have enough to worry about with emerald ash borer and Dutch elm disease, now they need to also be vigilant about the deadly tree disease oak wilt.

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Published April 9, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission passed an energy plan that is meant to lay a framework for policies and initiatives that could make the city more energy efficient and save costs.

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Published April 9, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20, the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board is inviting the public to come out for the board’s third annual Earth Day event on the west porch of the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

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Published April 3, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — In honor of Earth Day, the Shalom Group at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church will welcome a special guest to talk to the public about the environment. Dr. Marc Gaden will visit the church at 11 a.m. April 14 to present a program on global water, a class he teaches at the University of Michigan, where he is an adjunct assistant in the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

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Published April 1, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Bloomfield Township is set to look a little greener soon, thanks to a tree-planting initiative approved by the Board of Trustees last week. The board unanimously approved a resolution during its regular meeting March 25 to award a $41,830 contract to Crimboli Nursery to plant 89 trees throughout the township in various spots where trees are naturally dying of maturation, or have been killed or damaged due to vehicle collisions along roadways.

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Published March 29, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Do you want to know what a cirrus cloud is? What bomb cyclone means? Do you want to learn the difference between a lakeshore flood watch and a lakeshore flood advisory? The National Weather Service will be covering those topics during its free SKYWARN spotter training course in Macomb County this month.

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Published March 25, 2019

MACOMB COUNTY — A Macomb County Public Works Office spokesperson said the recent search into diesel fuel sheens in the Red Run involved “detective” work.

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Published March 19, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Beautification Commission is putting out a call for anyone who wants to pitch in for Earth Day.

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Published March 18, 2019

BERKLEY — This year already has proven to be a windy one in Michigan, with numerous days hitting speeds of more than 20 miles per hour. A strong windstorm can knock out power in homes easily, especially with the help of tree branches that grow into nearby power lines.

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Published March 15, 2019

WARREN — Efforts to contain and track the source of possible pollutants were underway March 13 after a “yellow-ish substance” and a “petroleum sheen” were observed in a section of Warren’s Bear Creek, near 11 Mile and Mound roads.

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Published March 14, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The township will hold its popular biannual Household Hazardous Waste Day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 to collect old and unused items that are unsafe to put in a landfill.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — “Let’s get the damn seawall built,” District 1 Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen, D-Detroit, said during a Feb. 19 Grosse Pointe Shores City Council meeting, paraphrasing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign catchphrase, “Let’s fix the damn roads.”

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Published March 5, 2019

LANSING — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in February that it will respond to “extensive public interest” in the dangers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, with a multifaceted action plan.

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Published March 5, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Back in June of 2018, the treated drinking water that serves two mobile home parks in northern Oakland County tested positive for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS.

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Published February 27, 2019

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — When you break out your sponges and mops for spring cleaning this year, local recycling experts are encouraging you to go green. According to officials at the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of South Oakland County, there are a few ways to reduce resources while cleaning.

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Published February 26, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The sixth-grade students who attend Parcells Middle School have become experts in Michigan’s ecosystems. The students recently studied a unit on the state’s ecosystems. An ecosystem is a community of all living and nonliving things in a specific geographic area. On Feb. 25, the students shared their findings via a PowerPoint presentation with State Rep. Tenisha Yancey, D-Harper Woods, who visited the school.

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Published February 21, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A Madison Heights-based company and its owner/president have pleaded guilty in federal court in Detroit to illegally storing hazardous wastes.

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Published February 18, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Valentine’s Day, the Shelby Township Gardeners Club held a presentation at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center on the care and different types of succulents.

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Published February 8, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison District Public Schools Board of Education is considering ways to ensure that the green space at the former Halfman Elementary remains a park.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — If governmental bodies made New Year’s resolutions, a top one for the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority would be finding a buyer for the GPCRDA’s long-vacant former incinerator parcel at 33701 Lipke Road in Clinton Township.

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