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
Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, but the related activities you can do aren’t limited to that day alone.
Around the world, fishers are embracing tiny quarry. Is microfishing a celebration of biodiversity or a sign of collapse?
As moratoria expire across the Great Lakes region, advocates say ongoing affordability and debt relief are key.
Drownings Increase: Research shows possible connection between COVID-19 restrictions and Great Lakes drownings
More people at the beach appeared to translate to more rescues and more drownings.
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is seeking to designate the Straits of Mackinac as a Traditional Cultural Property following the discovery last fall of a potential archaeological site.
With Great Lakes whitefish in decline, commercial fishers say they’re fighting for survival against state rules that would put them out of business. But recreational fishing advocates say the commercial trade needs more regulation.
Biden’s plan to replace every lead water pipe in the country could have huge ramifications for Chicago and others where a swath of Black, Latino and low-income residents have been left effectively drinking from a lead straw.
Since its inception in 1934, the duck stamp has garnered more than $1 billion for habitat conservation in the national wildlife refuge system.