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
The effort to modernize the landmark law has been seen by some as an attempt to bypass climate change considerations. In the Great Lakes region, the changes could have impact on the Line 5 tunnel project and other large lake projects like new locks or dam removals.
A University of Illinois analytical chemist found that the chemicals used in non-stick products can stick to microplastic particles in lake water.
PFAS News Roundup: Public input in Michigan, bans on firefighting foam, legislation won’t pass Senate
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS – a group of man-made chemicals flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country – in the Great Lakes region and on a national level in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
PBS NewsHour laid out what you need to know about PFAS, what the bill means, what the next step is and what existing resistance there is to this bill and why.
Status Quo: Leadership changed at EPA Great Lakes office but focus is still business and agriculture
Cathy Stepp has stepped down, and Kurt Thiede will be replacing her as EPA Region 5’s administrator. Under his purview, regulations and the economy will remain a priority.
How did the bloom affect fishing and tourism, what is being done, and what can be done about it?
Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Wisconsin superfund cleanup, Minnesota court rejects gas plant, six GL states join U.S. Climate Alliance
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly energy-related headline roundup.
Ric Mixter has many years of experience writing about the Great Lakes, producing shows and diving them.