Environment

Published February 5, 2018

ROCHESTER — An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of raw sewage was released into the Paint Creek in Rochester due to an unforeseen sewer blockage over the weekend Feb. 3-4.

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Published January 31, 2018

From February through the end of April, the cities of Madison Heights and Royal Oak will be competing in a “Recycle Off” to see which can produce the greatest increase in recycling rates. It’s an eco-friendly contest where the winning community receives bragging rights — and where the real winner is the Earth. 

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Published January 30, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee highlighted the progress it’s made over the past year, as did Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, at the committee’s annual meeting earlier this month.

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Published January 23, 2018

ROYAL OAK — City officials are banking on Royal Oak and Madison Heights residents’ altruism and competitiveness to keep recyclables out of landfills.

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Published January 22, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — According to Paul Steen, an aquatic ecologist with the Huron River Watershed Council in Ann Arbor, there are plenty of things that can harm Michigan’s lake health. The biggest one is us.

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Published January 16, 2018

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METRO DETROIT — Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police confirmed that the incident was the work of a meteor.

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Published January 12, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Michigan is home to about 3 million acres of wetlands throughout the state, and more than 1,500 of those acres are in the West Bloomfield area.

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Published January 5, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — When it snows, many homeowners reach for rock salt to de-ice their driveways and sidewalks to make them safer and easier to use, but not many homeowners know the environmental impact that rock salt can have. 

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Published December 22, 2017

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller met reporters on the bank of the Red Run Dec. 20 to address the discovery of two E. coli “hot spots” she said are channeling dangerous bacteria through Warren storm drains.

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Published December 22, 2017

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OAKLAND COUNTY — The Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County and the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority have holiday recycling guidelines to help residents reduce their carbon footprint.

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Published December 19, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Hills Parks Director Ken Elwert said officials want to “take a deep dive” into open space stewardship.

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Published December 6, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County is utilizing federal funding for local water projects, including the approximately 5-mile-long Gloede Drain that runs through Macomb County.

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Published December 6, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A vision for a more environmentally friendly downtown was presented to City Council in November in conjunction with a program through the Clinton River Watershed Council.

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Published December 4, 2017

On Nov. 21, Shelby Township announced a partnership with Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller to clear out storm drains that have not been maintained for decades, according to Miller.

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Published December 4, 2017

gs are back to flowing smoothly in Sterling Heights following a disruptive mid-November water main break, and city officials say the incident shows the need for talks about broader infrastructure improvements.

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Published November 20, 2017

As election results poured in from around the nation earlier this month, 10-year-old Trinity Favazza, of Shelby Township, moved into the second year of her two-year term as mayor of Amphibiville, a 2-acre wetland village that houses the National Amphibian Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo.

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Published November 16, 2017

Officials say the municipal parking lots and offices, city parks and residential streets in Center Line will feature better and more efficient lighting by the spring of 2018, thanks to a new partnership between the city and the nonprofit Energy Reduction Coalition.

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Published November 14, 2017

What happens when animal waste and frozen ground mix? 

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