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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Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Ohio wind power in Lake Erie, solar projects stall in Illinois, major Wisconsin coal plant to close
- by Ian Wendrow

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly headline roundup.

Day in the Life: How are Shedd Aquarium’s animals coping in the absence of visitors?
- by Natasha Blakely

“All the animals notice the lack of the public,” said Eve Barrs, senior aquarist at Shedd.

COVID-19 Connection: Pandemic provides an opportunity for fish and insects to bond
- by Natasha Blakely

Like many other aquariums and museums, the Belle Isle Conservancy is finding ways to engage with the public and keep its animals entertained.

Pollution, Permits: Enbridge, Michigan grapple with Line 5 tunnel project
- by Gary Wilson

Pipeline tunnel project to discharge pollutants into Lake Michigan. Enbridge and Michigan meet in court.

Huge Interest: Aquatarium finds its feet during COVID-19 with virtual engagement
- by Natasha Blakely

Though Ontario’s Aquatarium is currently closed to the public, that hasn’t stopped staff from finding ways to engage with the public about the animals.

More Than Dow: Chemicals, contaminants and untreated sewage all washed out by Midland dam breaks
- by Natasha Blakely

The potential environmental impacts of the flood are wide ranging.

Flood raises fears of pollution at Michigan toxic waste site
- by The Associated Press

Scientists and activists fear some of the progress made to clean up dioxin pollution has washed away with the floodwaters that overwhelmed two dams this week.

PFAS News Roundup: EPA says limits will take more than a year, Navy halts shipments to burn plant
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.