Welcome to Great Lakes Now: a regional news and information hub about how we enjoy, study, work on and experience the world’s largest supply of surface freshwater.
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.
Latest News from Great Lakes Now
A new floating sensor in the Detroit River is the first to be placed at the head of the water authority’s intake. Researchers are hoping it will contribute to our understanding of algal blooms and the risk they pose.
Test your knowledge on the Spectacle Reef lighthouse, Pullman neighborhood and lake sturgeon.
All around the Great Lakes region, there are lighthouses you can see, climb or even stay in for a week.
Even as community water systems are praised by the state for maintaining fluoride levels, others are still holding out.
Many areas in the Great Lakes region hold a large number of wind turbines, and significant plans to increase funding for alternative energy programs are underway in the U.S. and Canada.
If you were looking for our show on Detroit Public Television on Wednesday, Jan. 26, you know it was pre-empted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State speech. But fear not! It’s here!
Exposure to some PFAS is associated with serious health effects like impaired immune function, cancer, thyroid disease and other health disorders.
U.S. Army Corps directs millions to Great Lakes coastal resiliency, Soo Locks and invasive carp barrier
The Soo Locks are among the numerous Great Lakes projects that have been assigned federal funding.