Algae Blooms in the Great Lakes

Algae Bloom

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 their tap. The reason? An algae bloom crisis in Lake Erie, which affected the city and […]

Great Lakes Now Special: Food Supply

Food Supply

Great Lakes Now Connect has produced a 30 minute special Great Lakes Now Connect: Food Supply that will air Thursday, August 7th at 8:30pm on Detroit Public Television WTVS Channel 56. As the summer’s harvest floods into farmers markets around the Great Lakes basin, this special will take an in-depth look at the linkage between […]

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Great Lakes Now: Summer Recreation

From the algae bloom crisis in Toledo, to food supply in the Great Lakes basin, to exploring the ‘wild places’ of Michigan, get all the information you need at Great Lakes Now.   More Algae Crisis in the Great Lakes In addition to watching online, you can watch the broadcast on Detroit Public TV’s WORLD Channel […]

June 1-7, 2014: Rip Current Awareness Week


More than 100 people die annually in the United States from drowning in rip currents, according to the United States Lifesaving Association, and in the past 12 years, 138 of these deaths occurred on the Great Lakes. As part of a multipronged public outreach project, Michigan Sea Grant, in collaboration with the National Weather Service, […]

Migratory Birds


Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy presented, “Great Lakes Now Connect: Migratory Birds.” Watch it now or download the program from iTunes.

Summer Recreation

Great Lakes Now: Summer Recreation

Great Lakes Now Connect: Summer Recreation, hosted by Christy McDonald will look at the state of the Lakes from a recreational standpoint.  Bringing you stories from around the Great Lakes . . . the beauty, the recreation and even some of the challenges our lakes are facing including lake levels, algae, fish populations, and concerns […]

On the Road with Energy 2030

Alliance to Save Energy & The Frederick & Barbara Erb Institute University of Michigan

On Monday, March 31st, the Erb Institute in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the Alliance to Save Energy gathered top experts from Michigan and the U.S. to try and answer that question.  Watch the day in full on demand. Energy 2030 on the Road is an initiative organized around the […]

Southeast Michigan Receives Two EPA Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants

Detroit Skyline

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants, totaling $1.25 million, to Detroit and St. Clair Shores in order to fund green infrastructure projects and improve water quality in the Great Lakes. “Detroit and St. Clair Shores will use these EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities […]

Technologies Poised to Keep Asian Carp at Bay, Slowed by Challenges

Infographic - Which technologies would keep out Asian Carp?

  From Quest Science - Post by Hannah Weinberger , Producer for QUEST Ohio  Listening to scientists discuss the challenges presented by invasive Asian carp, you could easily confuse these conversations for war-room strategy sessions. Through a series of verbal exchanges peppered with tactical-grade language and anxiety, the consensus is that methods used to prevent bighead and silver carp […]

Great Lakes Now Connect: Northern Forests

northern forests

On Tuesday, February 18th, we kicked off the year discussing northern forests. Watch it now or download the program from iTunes. The Great Lakes contain one of the largest remaining swaths of unbroken hardwood forest in the United States, but as a result of historical and modern large-scale timbering, our once-massive forests have been reduced […]