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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

Fish scientists: From childhood aspirations to Amazonian expeditions
- by Kathy Johnson

Ichthyology is the scientific study of fish and fishery biologists are scientists who study fish. But not all fisheries biologists are ichthyologists. Here’s why.

Evers administration relaunches efforts to limit PFAS
- by The Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration is trying again to limit the levels of a group of chemicals known as PFAS in Wisconsin’s groundwater.

Energy News Roundup: Line 3 protests, renewable energy efforts growing
- by Kathy Johnson

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

State cracks down on Flint company after Flint River spill
- by The Associated Press

State regulators on Monday ordered a Flint chemical company to truck wastewater to a water treatment plant, weeks after it was blamed for an oily discharge in the Flint River.

Dave Dempsey explores connection between people, dogs and environmental policy in new book
- by Gary Wilson

Great Lakes Now’s Gary Wilson recently talked with the author about his latest book release, Half Wild: People, Dogs and Environmental Policy.

Powerful Industry’s Torrent of Manure Overwhelms State Regulators
- by Circle of Blue

Cause of Michigan’s worst water pollution is too much waste spread on too little land.

Sinkhole Science and other underwater research
- by GLN Editor

Scientists have been exploring the bottoms of the Great Lakes to learn more about natural world and human history.

Michigan property owners settle PFAS case for $54 million
- by The Associated Press

The deal involves approximately 1,700 properties north of Grand Rapids.

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