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Big Blue Live on PBS begins August 31 8pm ET

The Giants of the Deep Return to Monterey Bay Big Blue Live is a live television and online event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures converging off California’s coast. Once a year, humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and much more convene in Monterey […]

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Algae Blooms in the Great Lakes

Watch the latest Great Lakes Now Special on the Algae Crisis on demand now >>   WATER—the thing that we take for granted become a commodity for more than 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan over the weekend as they were told not to drink, cook or bathe in the water flowing from […]

Michigan oil pipelines

Are Michigan’s pristine lakes at risk from aging pipelines?

In Michigan, two aging pipelines carry 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas a day under some of the most pristine water in the country, the Great Lakes Straits of Mackinac. An oil spill would be devastating to the Great Lakes, which provide drinking water to 30 million people. Special correspondent Elizabeth Brackett […]

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Time lapse as freighter goes through Soo Locks

Time lapse video as Capt. Bob Thibaudeau of the Paul R. Tregurtha freighter takes the largest freighter on the Great Lakes (at 1,013 feet long) through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press Check out this story on

Monarch - Photo by Joe Mabel

Getting by With a Little Help From our Friends: Human to Monarch – Creating Safe Passage

by Great Lakes Now Contributor, Margaret Hetherman Homo Sapiens may be rapidly gaining a reputation as the most invasive species on the planet, but there are some among us who stand eager to stretch a hand across the divide—to provide safe passage with what has become a virtual railroad for monarch butterflies making a sojourn in […]

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Great Lakes Week 2014

Webcast Schedule

Webcast Schedule for Great Lakes Week 2014

Review the full broadcast schedule below. Web exclusive sessions are in blue. When the sessions or interviews become available On Demand, you will be able to click on the links to the right of the sessions. Note: This schedule is the webcast schedule, and does not match the HOW conference agenda.  Visit their website for […]

Video on Demand Great Lakes Week 2014

Great Lakes Week 2014 – Video On Demand

Environmental, Regional, News Websites and TV Stations to Have Unlimited Access to Great Lakes Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kristin Priest Sokul 248-254-6788 Detroit Public TV Coverage Available to Sites and News Organizations At No Cost DETROIT (September 2, 2014) – Detroit Public Television (DPTV) announces a renewed commitment to providing a high level of access to the public for the 10th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference, hosted by […]

Great Lakes Week 2014

September 9 – 11, 2014 Lake water levels. Restoration. Green infrastructure. All of these issues will be on the table during Great Lakes Week 2014 in Grand Rapids – and DPTV through Great Lakes Now brings it to you live online. Great Lakes Week is hosted this year by Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes […]

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