Welcome to Great Lakes Now: a regional news and information hub about how we enjoy, study, work on and experience the world’s largest supply of surface freshwater.
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.
Latest News from Great Lakes Now
Don’t expect big new efforts to shut down Line 5 when Democrats take control. Those on both sides of the issue say the pipeline’s fate is now in the hands of a federal judge and President Joe Biden.
The majority of pumpkin acres in Illinois are devoted to varieties that get turned into pie filling or other food products. By comparison, just 3% of pumpkin acres in Michigan are devoted to production.
The federal government has turned down a request for financial aid to restart a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan, the owner said.
Northern madtom are an indicator species. What does it mean to be an indicator species? What can the tiny catfish tell us? And who, if anyone, is listening?
Democrats in control: Advocates want action on justice, climate and “stronger leadership” from Gov. Whitmer
“Deal with the problem of environmental racism head on and finally put it to bed.”
At least five other plants, most in the Midwest, face similar action by the EPA under a crackdown proposed in January.
The dams are expensive to maintain and are harmful to rivers and fish. But their reservoirs bring visitors that help support small communities.
A massive petrochemical refinery in western Pennsylvania fed by the vast natural gas reservoir underneath Appalachia became fully operational.