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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

Book chronicles human, water connection from nomadic to modern times
- by Gary Wilson

The journey of modern man began 10,000 years ago and “the distribution of water defined its starting point.”

Science Says What? Climate change, deluges and snow days
- by Sharon Oosthoek

In this new feature, see what scientists are learning about the impacts of climate change on the region – and what can be done to mitigate them.

Mapping the Great Lakes: Snowfall in the snowbelt
- by Alex Hill

Another environmental oddity of the Great Lakes region is the existence of snowbelts or large areas impacted by lake effect snow.

Multi-state group prepares Great Lakes basin for effects of climate change
- by Michigan Radio

The Great Lakes Commission has a plan to guide the states and provinces surrounding the Great Lakes toward protecting their communities from the climate-change damage.

Michigan winters are super cloudy and getting worse. Here’s how to deal.
- by Bridge Michigan

Blame the Great Lakes and climate change for Michigan’s dreary winters.

PFAS News Roundup: New requirements taking effect in 2023 to protect consumers from ‘forever chemicals’
- by Kathy Johnson

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

I Speak for the Fish: And the survey says…
- by Kathy Johnson

Doom and gloom coverage of the Great Lakes’ underwater realm has unfairly skewed the public’s perception.

Energy News Roundup: Community programs to provide solar for low-income residents in Illinois, Ohio
- by Kathy Johnson

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

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