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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

What’s Your Water Source: Who gets their water from Lake Huron
- by Alex Hill

Where do we get our water? It’s a critically important and highly regulated question, yet it took some digging to find the answers.

Rising Cost of Water in Michigan Leads to Affordability Problems
- by Circle of Blue

A growing number of Michigan households are burdened by high water bills, report finds.

Spike Sustained: As COVID-19 policies relax, park attendance (mostly) remains strong
- by Noah Bock

Continued fluctuations in park attendance are causing adjustments to how some parks operate.

Great Lakes for Sale: Veteran activist and author puts renewed spotlight on diverting Great Lakes water
- by Gary Wilson

In his new book, Dave Dempsey says Great Lakes governors need to engage on what they see as a settled issue and puts a spotlight on water futures trading as a new threat.

New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water
- by The Associated Press

For years, testing of the tap water in an upscale Detroit suburb showed the city was in the clear. Then residents got a notice seemingly out of the blue: Their water could be contaminated with elevated levels of lead.

Study: Warmer summers worsen tick infestations for US moose
- by The Associated Press

It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away.

Ignore the buzz, here’s why Enbridge Line 5 won’t likely close anytime soon
- by Bridge Michigan

Anyone following recent national and international news about the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline could be forgiven for believing the pipeline might shutter any day now, with major implications for winter fuel prices.

Fossil Finds: Great Lakes coral and sea life remnants say much about its past and future
- by Maya Sundaresan

The Great Lakes region was once covered in seawater and home to various tropical organisms. Because of this, the region houses numerous diverse fossils. Great Lakes Now has compiled a list on several museums that showcase them.

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