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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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Latest News from Great Lakes Now

Conservation Coordination: Black Lake sturgeon fishing highlights contrasts between Native and state approaches
- by James Proffitt

Sturgeon fishing, over in a morning for most Michiganders, extends over a longer period of time for Michigan’s Tribes.

“Water is life” is the theme of day 1 of protests to shut down Enbridge Line 5
- by Michigan Radio

A little two lane road and a fence topped with barbwire was all that separated Enbridge Energy’s big Line 5 pumping station and a little park where tribal members from all over the upper Midwest gathered.

Outside help available for oil spill, other large-scale emergencies
- by The Alpena News

If an oil spill oozed its way to Thunder Bay and onto the shores of Alpena, local responders wouldn’t have the needed equipment on hand to stop it.

Michigan vows to seek Line 5 profits if Enbridge defies shutdown order
- by Bridge Michigan

In a letter Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer put Enbridge on notice that if the company keeps operating Line 5 in the Straits beyond Wednesday, the state will pursue legal action to recoup any profits Enbridge amasses from “wrongful use of the State’s property.”

On eve of Line 5 shutdown deadline, Enbridge vows to defy Michigan order
- by Michigan Radio

The Canadian petroleum company technically has until Wednesday night to stop piping oil through the Straits of Mackinac, according to the state of Michigan. But what happens if the company refuses to abide by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order?

Lake Levels: Expect higher than average lake levels but no new record
- by Andrew Blok

Below average rainfall has lake level forecasts lower this year.

Great Lakes Water Diversions Could Be More Numerous
- by Circle of Blue

As the global climate warms and water scarcity mounts, Great Lakes water is more valuable than ever before. 

News Up North: Great Lakes Now teams up with Alpena publication for more news about Lake Huron
- by GLN Editor

Located on Thunder Bay, The Alpena News covers Lake Huron and Michigan water-related issues. Now Great Lakes Now audiences will see that coverage.