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.
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“All the animals notice the lack of the public,” said Eve Barrs, senior aquarist at Shedd.
Like many other aquariums and museums, the Belle Isle Conservancy is finding ways to engage with the public and keep its animals entertained.
Pipeline tunnel project to discharge pollutants into Lake Michigan. Enbridge and Michigan meet in court.
Though Ontario’s Aquatarium is currently closed to the public, that hasn’t stopped staff from finding ways to engage with the public about the animals.
The potential environmental impacts of the flood are wide ranging.
Scientists and activists fear some of the progress made to clean up dioxin pollution has washed away with the floodwaters that overwhelmed two dams this week.
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
In the Great Lakes region, heavy rains and flooding can’t be postponed despite the pandemic. Midland’s overwhelmed dams is just one example why.