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
PFAS News Roundup: Questions about the EPA’s nationwide PFAS rule, answered
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in this biweekly headline roundup.
Some banned pesticides fade from Great Lakes air, while others persist
Urban versus rural pesticide use may be key to understanding why some chemicals dissipate more quickly than others.
Artificial reefs bring wild lake trout to Lake Huron
The constructed reefs are likely to be adequate for fish to breed and reproduce indefinitely.
Enbridge Line 5 tunnel project in Michigan delayed another 1.5 years
Permitting delays have tacked on another year-and-a-half to the planned Line 5 tunnel project under the Straits of Mackinac.
Mapping the Great Lakes: Mental health and ‘blue spaces’
The Great Lakes offer abundant opportunities to visit “blue spaces” that help lower stress and improve overall mental health.
Energy News Roundup: Power outages in Michigan, future of nuclear power in Illinois
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
Science Says What? How 5th-graders counting plants can lead to positive change
These young researchers are participating in citizen science — the public voluntarily helping to conduct scientific research.
Multi-million dollar restoration projects proposed for the Saginaw Bay watershed; paid with settlement money from corporate polluters
Ten restoration projects have been proposed, including wetlands and other wildlife habitats.