May 14, 2013, Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy presented a Great Lakes Now Town Hall Event that focused on Beaches and low water levels. This special broadcast will focus on topics important to many Great Lakes residents such a; is it safe to go to a beach on the Great Lakes? Is it healthy? [...]
How do you choose a beach safe for your day at the beach? Well to coin a phrase, there’s an app for that. It’s called myBeachCast. Created by the Great Lakes Commission and Limnotech in Ann Arbor and funded by the Great lakes Restoration Initiative, myBeachCast gives real time beach data for the entire Great [...]
In 2011, Lake Erie had the largest harmful algae bloom in its recorded history. The algae peaked in October of that year and covered about 2,000 square miles of the lake. A new study from the University of Michigan believes this bloom was the result of several contributing factors and not likely to be an [...]
From the Great Lakes Now Connect: Invasive Species event, some of the audience members talk about threats among the Great Lakes and their consequences to the Great Lakes and communities around them. If someone were to ask you what the threats are to the Great Lakes, what would you say? Pollution, invasive species, algae blooms… [...]
Many people feel that the Great Lakes are important to their daily lives, however only a few people feel that they can really contribute to protecting the Great Lakes. You don’t have to be a scientist and find a solution to climate change, pollution or invasive species to help protect the Great Lakes, you just [...]
Great Lakes Week 2012
Watch sessions, interviews and feature stories of Great Lakes Week 2012 On Demand. All sessions that were broadcast will be be available by Friday afternoon. Conference sessions and interviews will be available approximately 24 hours after they aired.
This is the story of how conservation organizations, the media and key Ohio leaders collaborated on a campaign to improve protections for Lake Erie against a challenging Ohio Legislature and political atmosphere. Hear from Marc Smith from the National Wildlife Federation; Bob Taft a former Ohio Governor; Kristy Meyer from the Ohio Environmental Council; and [...]
Andy Buchsbaum of the National Wildlife Federation and Chris Evan of The Plain Dealer discuss the political side of Great Lakes Week 2012. Andy Buchsbaum & Chris Evans, 2:26.
Dr. Patrick Doran of the Nature Conservancy of Michigan and Gary Wilson of Great Lakes Echo talk with Christy McDonald at what lays ahead in the next year for the Great Lakes.
Dr Patrick Doran of Nature Conservancy of Michigan discusses his observations of Great Lakes Week