Great Lakes Now recently interviewed Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at a meeting of Great Lakes governors and Canadian premiers in Milwaukee.
In his book “Waterfront Porch,” John Hartig looks at Detroit’s history of innovation, the RiverWalk and what all of this could mean for Detroit’s future.
Filtering Microplastics from Your Machines: Ontario town to test potential solution for keeping microplastics out of the Great Lakes
Next month, 100 households in Parry Sound, Ontario will install special filters on their washing machines designed to remove plastic microfibers from the machines’ waste water.
Sandusky Bay Initiative: Ohio DNR plans massive multi-project initiative to transform the bay’s waters
The Sandusky Bay Initiative involves projects aimed at restoring wetlands and aquatic ecosystems, reducing wave action and improving water clarity.
The former McLouth Steel Corporation site in Trenton, Michigan, was added to the Superfund list in May because of its risk to the Detroit River.
Enbridge filed with the Michigan Court of Claims “to establish the constitutional validity and enforceability” of the agreements signed last year, the company said in a statement.
Specials from Great Lakes Now
Great Lakes Now – New Monthly Series
A network of PBS stations to work together to cover crucial issues affecting the well-being and future of the Great Lakes.
The Forever Chemicals
Learn more about the PFAS family of chemicals and watch the Great Lakes Now program. Premieres March 28, 2019.
Tapping the Great Lakes
Water withdrawals remain a controversial issue in the Great Lakes. Learn about two of them in this Great Lakes Now program.
Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes
Now an ongoing political issue, the history of Enbridge Line 5 in the Mackinac Straits goes back decades. Watch the Great Lakes Now documentary about the oil-and-gas pipeline.
The Seven Generation River
Visit a Native American community in the Great Lakes region and see how members protect water, using traditional culture along with technology.
The Door Flint Opened: America’s Drinking Water Crisis
When lead leached into the drinking water in this Michigan town, it changed how journalists and authors thought about water issues in their own communities. Hear from them about their work and what impact it had.