Environment

Published August 12, 2019

FRASER — The Macomb County Public Works Office recently refurbished the county’s only biofilter facility.

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Published August 9, 2019

HAZEL PARK — For its first major project, the Hazel Park Nature Initiative recently installed a garden at Hazel Park’s municipal offices between City Hall and the library, facing the intersection of Nine Mile and John R roads.

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Published August 7, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The drive to make Sterling Heights greener continues.

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Published August 6, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With an uptick in watering violations, the time apparently has come for an ordinance amendment.

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Published August 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — A new federal grant aims to remove invasive phragmites in southeast Michigan, notably in Macomb County, and to control their spread.

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Published July 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A contract amendment enables the member communities of the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority to take their garbage to a closer transfer station, if needed — but at a price.

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Published July 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — An unexpected — and slight — underfunding in the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority pension seems to be the only fiscal hiccup from the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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Published July 29, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — With abundant greenery and plentiful lakes, Oakland County has much to protect from invasive species — non-native organisms that can shatter fragile ecosystems by outcompeting indigenous species and spreading out of control.

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Published July 26, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Heavy rain pounded the Roseville area July 6, leaving many residents with flood damage, particularly to basements. The city said that although it will continue to aid residents who need assistance after the event, the state of Michigan will not be stepping in to reimburse Roseville for its efforts.

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Published July 23, 2019

HAZEL PARK — During a presentation at the Hazel Park District Library July 8 and July 11, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash spoke about how clean drinking water is supplied and delivered, and how his office handles sewage and stormwater runoff.

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Published July 21, 2019

According to a statement on the DTE Energy website, approximately 390,000 metro Detroit residents are without power as a result of two waves of severe weather that struck the region July 19 and 20.

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Published July 12, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The city of Harper Woods voted against renewing a contract with Green For Life Environmental to continue to provide recyclable collection services for the city.

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Published July 1, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — The Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County recently released a new way to make recycling easier through an Alexa skill.

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Published July 1, 2019

FERNDALE — With a hope to save hundreds of thousands of dollars and improve its carbon footprint, the Ferndale City Council approved a proposal to convert all DTE Energy-owned streetlights in the city to LED.

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Published June 27, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Roseville Community Schools is going electric with its decision to add two new electric buses to its fleet.

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Published June 10, 2019

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County has close to 32 miles of coastline along Lake St. Clair.

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Published June 10, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Each time we pour a glass of water from our tap or run our toothbrush underneath or even fill up the kiddie pool, all we see is something clear and refreshing. But beneath the spigot, Michigan’s water infrastructure is crumbling and the inland lakes we enjoy are being polluted — that’s the part we as consumers don’t often see.

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Published June 10, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Progress is being made on the 7.5 miles of natural gas pipeline that is being installed along the ITC corridor, where power lines run through Shelby Township.

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Published May 31, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Environmental Citizens Committee, or ECC, originally formed in 1989, but had been inactive for many years. That all changed last year when it was revived, and since then the ECC has held six quarterly meetings, the most recent of which took place May 20 at Madison Heights City Hall. The next one is planned for September.

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Published May 22, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Despite high water levels throughout the state, local bodies of water are stable, officials said.

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