Environment

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

Published September 25, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Township and county officials are continuing efforts to eradicate phragmites, the invasive plant that chokes out native plants and blocks traffic views.     

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Published September 13, 2018

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A Macomb County politician is yet again leading the charge to ensure the safe future of the area’s groundwater and drinking water.

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Published September 13, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Before you toss a battery or a plastic shopping bag into your recycling bin and hope for the best, local recycling experts are reminding residents to brush up on their city’s guidelines.Read More

Published September 11, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park city officials made a commitment last year to support efforts to make their city friendlier to monarch butterflies, an important pollinator.

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Published September 6, 2018

SYLVAN LAKE  —  Officials are looking into the source of fuel that was found on the surface of Sylvan Lake over the Labor Day weekend. 

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Published August 31, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In one Clinton Township neighborhood, two young sisters are proving that environmentalism is a way of life.

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Published August 31, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS — Village officials are planning an ambitious project to eradicate invasive buckthorn from the woods in Beverly Park.

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Published August 28, 2018

FERNDALE — High methane levels have plagued a Ferndale Department of Public Works storage yard site since 2014, and the City Council made moves recently to fix the problem. On Aug.Read More

Published August 23, 2018

KEEGO HARBOR — Invasive aquatic species like phragmites, flowering rush and others can wreak havoc on local wetlands if nothing is done about them.

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Published August 20, 2018

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — The summer installation of 650 modern filtered water bottle refilling stations in Oakland County schools is underway, with all set to be in place in time for the first day of school.

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Published August 20, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Following the recent contract extension for the city’s waste hauler, Green for Life Environmental, Madison Heights is promoting the availability of 64-gallon recycling bins and 95-gallon trash toters, or carts, that are optional and available for purchase through GFL.Read More

Published August 3, 2018

SYLVAN LAKE — Residents living on or around Sylvan Lake may have noticed low water levels while attempting to go out on the water recently.

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Published July 18, 2018

LANSING — Amid a blistering summer swelter, there has been something affecting Michiganders statewide: the number of park and beach closures as a result of abnormal levels of toxicity.

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Published July 17, 2018

City officials lifted a five-day boil water advisory July 13 for residents and businesses north of Tienken Road and west of Livernois. A loss of pressure in the water distribution system led to the advisory, said city officials.Read More

Published July 12, 2018

ORCHARD LAKE — Apple Island once again lives up to its namesake, thanks to fundraising efforts by the West Bloomfield School District. 

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