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

PFAS News Roundup: Questions about the EPA’s nationwide PFAS rule, answered
- by Kathy Johnson

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

Some banned pesticides fade from Great Lakes air, while others persist
- by Brian Owens

Urban versus rural pesticide use may be key to understanding why some chemicals dissipate more quickly than others.

Artificial reefs bring wild lake trout to Lake Huron
- by Great Lakes Echo

The constructed reefs are likely to be adequate for fish to breed and reproduce indefinitely.

Enbridge Line 5 tunnel project in Michigan delayed another 1.5 years
- by Bridge Michigan

Permitting delays have tacked on another year-and-a-half to the planned Line 5 tunnel project under the Straits of Mackinac.

Mapping the Great Lakes: Mental health and ‘blue spaces’
- by Alex Hill

The Great Lakes offer abundant opportunities to visit “blue spaces” that help lower stress and improve overall mental health.

Energy News Roundup: Power outages in Michigan, future of nuclear power in Illinois
- by Kathy Johnson

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

Science Says What? How 5th-graders counting plants can lead to positive change
- by Sharon Oosthoek

These young researchers are participating in citizen science — the public voluntarily helping to conduct scientific research.

Multi-million dollar restoration projects proposed for the Saginaw Bay watershed; paid with settlement money from corporate polluters
- by Michigan Radio

Ten restoration projects have been proposed, including wetlands and other wildlife habitats.

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