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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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Winous Point: Conservation and research plays key role in history of one of the oldest hunting clubs
- by James Proffitt

While hunting has been a hallmark of the Winous Point Shooting Club for more than 150 years, its true nature leans more toward conservation – especially since the creation of the Winous Point Marsh Conservancy two decades ago.

Michigan dams need ‘immediate attention’ to prevent next failure
- by Bridge Michigan

A state task force has determined 86 recommendations released Thursday, identifying a host of regulatory, legal and funding fixes for aging dams and to boost dam safety.

HotSpots H2O: Minnesota Rolls Out Plan for PFAS Contamination
- by Circle of Blue

Referred to as Minnesota’s PFAS blueprint, the plan will focus on three goals: to prevent PFAS pollution, to manage sources of already occurring PFAS, and to clean up contamination.

Enbridge Line 3 divides Indigenous lands, people
- by The Associated Press

As the Line 3 pipeline cuts across Native lands in northern Minnesota, the project has brought not just jobs but controversy and discord into the most intimate spheres of spirituality, family and community.

Cross-border Concerns: Biden administration a new opportunity for Canadian cooperation over Great Lakes
- by Andrew Reeves

What could future stewardship in the Great Lakes might look like for Canada and the new U.S. administration?

PFAS in the House: Are toxic “forever chemicals” a steady drip in this reporter’s home?
- by Tom Perkins

I had my blood, my cat’s blood and many products in my home tested for the toxic ‘forever chemicals.’ Here’s what I found.

The future of Lake Superior with climate disruption
- by Michigan Radio

With warming temperatures, fluctuating water levels and a series of extreme storms, Lake Superior is undergoing dramatic alterations amid climate change.

On Michigan’s inland lakes, ice fishing with less ice, and fewer fish
- by Michigan Radio

Warming waters are hard on some fish, such as walleye, and more favorable to others, such as smallmouth bass. With so many environmental stresses, it’s difficult to gauge the future of individual lakes.