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
This year’s Great Lakes Protection Fund leadership award winners were announced Tuesday, with the theme of driving change to improve the health of the Great Lakes.
Groups and individuals around the Great Lakes region have been working on projects aiming to encourage this local fish and game consumption through mobile kitchens, instructional videos and classes.
Of the 46 species of catfishes found in North America, you can find only nine of them in the Great Lakes. In this month’s column, Kathy Johnson discusses encounters with some of them, including one of the rarest fish in Ontario.
COVID-19 has resulted in an influx of new boaters on the Great Lakes, many of whom aren’t prepared for the sudden changes that can happen on the unforgiving lakes.
Great Lakes Now talked to the new Natural Resources Defense Council President and CEO Manish Bapna on a range of topics, including electric-powered vehicles, drinking water shutoffs, the fixation on economic growth, and equity and diversity issues.
Explore this map of the Great Lakes region and the different ways to interpret what it means to be part of the Great Lakes.
Rivers, streams and lakes are warming, casting a dark shadow on the future of coldwater fish in the Great Lakes region. To save them, state and federal agencies around the Great Lakes are investing millions in these fish.
The fate of Traverse City, Michigan’s FishPass project will be decided in court. That’s after city commissioners decided not to put the question before voters in November.