Environment

Published April 10, 2018

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoo will distribute 5-gallon buckets of its signature Detroit Zoo Poo compost, which it creates in its anaerobic digester, during its sixth annual GreenFest.

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Published April 10, 2018

With Earth Day right around the corner, several local entities are offering residents an opportunity to reduce their footprint and recycle. 

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Published April 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Raise your glass if you support the Rouge River.

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Published April 9, 2018

Looking to restore the tree canopy at two local parks, the city of Hazel Park is teaming up with the state and a nonprofit specializing in trees, and volunteers are needed.

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Published April 9, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS — The village of Beverly Hills is challenging findings by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality showing elevated lead levels in the community.

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Published April 9, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Raise your glass if you support the Rouge River. The Raise One for the Rouge fundraiser will be held 5-7 p.m. April 21 at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road in Livonia, to support Friends of the Rouge endeavors.

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Published April 5, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Homeowners looking to redo their driveways this summer will have to watch what they’re putting down.

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Published April 5, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY —  The Erie Canal — the waterway that begins at the Hudson River in New York and drains into Lake Erie — is 363 miles long.

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Published April 3, 2018

TROY — A divided Troy School District Board of Education took the first steps to establish a nature preserve, tentatively named “Turtle Woods” for the turtles that live in the more than 70 acres of regulated wetlands on Square Lake Road, east of John R Road.

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Published April 3, 2018

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — The month of April incorporates both Earth Day and Arbor Day, and Royal Oak and Clawson are making it easier for the community to be environmentally minded by offering local events.

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Published April 2, 2018

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FARMINGTON HILLS/SOUTHFIELD  — During the semiannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in participating communities throughout Oakland County, residents will soon have a chance to dispose of dangerous products lurking in their homes.

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Published March 30, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — The combination of the impact of the emerald ash borer and the end of the life cycle for thousands of silver maple trees means that the tree canopy in southern Macomb County is quickly dwindling.

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Published March 30, 2018

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP — The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the Lakes address March 27, and local business owners and chamber members gathered at the Edgewood Country Club in Commerce Township to hear how each of the Lakes Area communities is doing. 

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Published March 29, 2018

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A group of residents are satisfied after learning that the township is in the midst of acquiring a pair of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, or MNRTF, grants for future recreation purposes.

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Published March 28, 2018

ling Heights homes may be a lot less cluttered after a series of city events for waste recycling and disposal in April and May.

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Published March 21, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY  — While National Groundwater Awareness Week came and went last week, efforts to preserve the natural resource should last a lifetime.

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Published March 9, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens city officials announced this afternoon that testing conducted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, or MDEQ, on March 8 showed trace amounts of perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, were detected in the municipal water system and treated drinking water.

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Published March 9, 2018

FRANKLIN — The mandatory closure and evacuation of businesses in downtown Franklin is now entering day five, and officials from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are waiting on lab results to determine what kinds of chemicals were found beneath the historic Franklin Village Plaza.

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Published March 9, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In order to reduce the flow of rainwater into local sewers and drains, the West Bloomfield Township Water and Sewer Department installed rain gardens on its property on Haggerty Road last fall.

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Published March 7, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — How are storms formed? How do particular weather-related incidents take place? Get your questions answered by the experts during Skywarn training programs throughout Oakland County now through May 10.

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