Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press

Keith Matheny

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Keith:

Royal Oak becomes 5th Oakland County community with high lead levels in water

The communities of Birmingham, White Lake, Oak Park and Hazel Park earlier announced findings of elevated lead in municipal water supplies. → Read More

Alfred Noble Library in Livonia closed over mold problems

Livonia city officials emphasized that no Stachybotrys or toxic black mold, more often linked to serious health effects, was found at the closed library → Read More

Michigan's most endangered species sees sharp population decline and could become extinct

Michigan's most endangered species - the Poweshiek skipperling butterfly - sees sharp decline in population and could be close to extinction → Read More

Record-shattering Great Lakes water levels could be even higher in 2020

Connected lakes Michigan and Huron, and Lake St. Clair are almost 3 feet above long-term averages for October — and water levels could get higher. → Read More

Record-breaking Great Lakes water levels could be even higher in 2020

Connected lakes Michigan and Huron, and Lake St. Clair are almost 3 feet above long-term averages for October — and water levels could get higher → Read More

Once near extinction, Michigan's Kirtland's warbler bird comes off endangered list

The Kirtland's warbler, a uniquely Michigan species, came off the endangered list thanks to efforts by conservation groups and the timber industry → Read More

Michigan EEE spraying could put one of world's rarest butterflies at risk

The Mitchell's satyr butterfly, called by the Michigan DNR 'one of the world's rarest butterflies,' is in the area being sprayed with insecticide for EEE → Read More

Belle Isle fish habitat project blamed for flooding this summer but state stands by it

Michigan officials say heavy rains caused the flooding at Belle Isle that led to scores of canceled events, unusable roads and other damage. → Read More

Michigan health department gets $1 million federal grant to study PFAS health impact

The state health study will look at PFAS exposures in west Michigan, including northern Kent County and the city of Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo County → Read More

'Climate strikes' across Michigan, world seek action on global warming

More than 4,000 events globally, about 1,000 in the U.S. were slated for Friday, to urge action on humans' role in warming the climate. → Read More

Climate change transforming where fish in the Great Lakes region live

Warming temperatures in the Great Lakes are already causing population shifts among cold water and warm water fish, including those in inland lakes. → Read More

PFAS compounds show spike in city of Monroe, Frenchtown water systems

Local officials stress that the water in Monroe and Frenchtown is still safe to drink, as the levels are well below federal health advisory guidelines. → Read More

Judge rejects tribe's bid to declare big chunk of Up North its reservation

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians contended that parts of Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs and more Up North areas were tribal lands → Read More

Arcadia Bluffs adds sign: Stop hitting golf balls into Lake Michigan

The move comes after the Free Press sent a diver off Arcadia Bluffs' 12th tee in July, who found hundreds of golf balls on the Lake Michigan bottom. → Read More

Upper Peninsula mine approved despite major concerns from DEQ and EPA staff, records show

The life of the mine is planned at approximately seven years. → Read More

Upper Peninsula mine approved despite major concerns from DEQ and EPA staff, records show

A Canadian mining company plans an open-pit sulfide mine 150 feet from the Menominee River. Evaluators found problems, regulators OK'd it anyway. → Read More

Michigan agency held meeting with Upper Peninsula mine applicant to avoid public records

An applicant for a controversial, open-pit mine near the Menominee River wanted to avoid negative public reaction to the plans it submitted to DEQ → Read More

Upper Peninsula mine approved despite major concerns from DEQ and EPA staff, records show

A Canadian mining company plans an open-pit sulfide mine 150 feet from the Menominee River. Evaluators found problems, regulators OK'd it anyway. → Read More

DTE Energy rate hikes among biggest in country — as reliability still lags

Two months after being approved for a $273.3 million rate hike, DTE Energy is requesting a bigger hike for 2020. → Read More

DTE Energy rate hikes among biggest in country — as reliability still lags

Two months after being approved for a $273.3 million rate hike, DTE Energy is requesting a bigger hike for 2020. → Read More