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The Great Lakes Now monthly television program is produced by Detroit Public TV in partnership with a network of PBS affiliates around the region. Shooting on location in eight states and Canada, the magazine-style show brings viewers stories about the recreational, economic, scientific, political and environmental issues related to the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Latest News from Great Lakes Now

The Catch: Whitefish recruitment
- by GLN Editor

Lake whitefish, a native species in the Great Lakes, is experiencing what is known in the world of fisheries biology as a “recruitment problem.”

Michigan PFAS activists urge bolder action at fed hearing in East Lansing
- by Bridge Michigan

Activists want federal military and environmental regulators to better regulate cancer-causing PFAS chemicals, including at military sites such as Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns
- by Tynnetta Harris

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with drinking water in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Get personal with Lake Erie and walleye on a kayak
- by James Proffitt

A seasoned angler is Ohio’s first licensed Lake Erie kayak fishing guide.

Anger, uncertainty and a race for answers in Huron River chromium spill
- by Bridge Michigan

While state regulators await test results to determine how far the hexavalent chromium-tainted water has spread, Huron River advocates are calling for stiff penalties against a company with a history of polluting the river.

State lawmakers consider taking away local authority to issue gravel mining permits
- by Michigan Radio

Legislation before the Michigan House would remove permitting authority from municipalities and give it to EGLE.

Great Lakes Moment: Students help save sturgeon
- by John Hartig

Sturgeon for Tomorrow and a team of U.S. and Canadian fishery biologists have been working together to help reintroduce lake sturgeon in Great Lakes tributaries where they once thrived.

PFAS News Roundup: “Forever chemicals” in drinking water, common PFAS questions answered
- by Kathy Johnson

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

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