Environment

Published June 28, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education recently approved a lease purchase agreement for a solar panel for West Bloomfield High School’s Earth Club.     

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Published June 26, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Lots of researchers say now that making an effort to reduce all of our waste overall is a better approach to cleaning up our planet. 

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Published June 25, 2018

Residents on Hempstead Drive, near Big Beaver and Dequindre roads, should not have to worry about aggressive hawks swooping down from the skies after a Troy firefighter, federally licensed to handle birds of prey, stepped in to help.

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Published June 20, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Throughout the summer, many residents spend their precious time and money making sure their lawn looks green and lush, but volunteers with the Friends of the Rouge say your lawn can have a deeper purpose beyond its looks.

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Published June 13, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council has approved the launch of a new volunteer litter pickup program called “Pick the Heights Clean.Read More

Published June 12, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon views parks and recreation as a quality of life issue, so it’s no surprise he jumped on board when new property was available.

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Published June 12, 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — They hardly look scary — more like wispy cattails, growing tall in open spaces. But when Mike West and Ron Cousineau saw the plants surrounding the lake near their property, they knew they had a problem.

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Published June 11, 2018

HARPER WOODS — On June 2, Harper Woods and Detroit residents came together to clean up the medians of Kelly Road.

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Published June 8, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/ST. CLAIR SHORES — With the turquoise blue waters of Lake St. Clair gleaming behind them, local officials discussed the health of the lake at MacRay Harbor June 6, and announced an initiative to protect the resource.

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Published May 30, 2018

LANSING — They’re used to haul our food, but they’re also a threat to our environment, according to a local lawmaker and recycling expert.  A proposed state bill aims to allow local governments to make their own rules on the use of plastic grocery bags.Read More

Published May 29, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The leafy canopy that keeps Grosse Pointe Park pedestrians, cyclists and homes a bit cooler in the summer is one of the city’s proudest assets, and each year, local children celebrate the contributions of trees as well.

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Published May 22, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP —  Removal of invasive phragmites can increase local property values, township officials said.

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Published May 21, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In spite of negotiations being conducted at the highest level of government, U.S Sen. Debbie Stabenow maintains hope that Michigan — and especially Macomb County — will continue to see the fruits of bipartisan legislation that benefits local wildlife and water quality.

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Published May 21, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Concern about high mercury levels in the drinking water closed two schools in the Rochester Community Schools district earlier this week.

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Published May 17, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — In an effort to build on Harrison Township’s existing forestry program, beautify its local parks and enhance the area’s natural habitats, close to 50 volunteers worked on a rainy Friday morning to plant 42 trees through the Green Macomb initiative.

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Published May 16, 2018

TROY — Did you know that restricting the use of underground irrigation systems to non-peak hours saves money on your water bill? 

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Published May 15, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe and the Old Village Computer & Electronic Equipment Recyclers will host a free electronics recycling event for residents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.

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Published May 15, 2018

CLAWSON — All four Clawson schools in the Clawson Public Schools district, as well as the independent Japhet School, recently received nods from Michigan Green Schools.

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Published May 9, 2018

ROSEVILLE — The Department of Public Services will be planting trees this spring in the area between the curb and sidewalk at residents’ homes. Those interested in buying trees for the Spring Tree Planting Program should contact the DPS by May 16.Read More

Published May 9, 2018

ROSEVILLE — Roseville Middle School students participated in Arbor Day with the city April 27 by planting trees in front of the school’s main parking lot.  Arbor Day is a day for public tree planting. City officials also participated in the celebration with the students.Read More

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