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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

PFAS News Roundup: “Forever Chemicals” waste going unreported, PFAS in rainwater
- by Kathy Johnson

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

What’s in Senate climate bill for Michigan? EV credits and cheaper insulin.
- by Bridge Michigan

The Inflation Reduction Act, which passed the Senate Sunday, is the country’s largest-ever investment in addressing climate change. Michigan stands to benefit from money to boost domestic electric vehicle, wind and solar production, as well as prescription drug savings for older Americans.

The Catch: Whitefish recruitment
- by GLN Editor

Lake whitefish, a native species in the Great Lakes, is experiencing what is known in the world of fisheries biology as a “recruitment problem.”

Michigan PFAS activists urge bolder action at fed hearing in East Lansing
- by Bridge Michigan

Activists want federal military and environmental regulators to better regulate cancer-causing PFAS chemicals, including at military sites such as Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns
- by Tynnetta Harris

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with drinking water in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Get personal with Lake Erie and walleye on a kayak
- by James Proffitt

A seasoned angler is Ohio’s first licensed Lake Erie kayak fishing guide.

Anger, uncertainty and a race for answers in Huron River chromium spill
- by Bridge Michigan

While state regulators await test results to determine how far the hexavalent chromium-tainted water has spread, Huron River advocates are calling for stiff penalties against a company with a history of polluting the river.

State lawmakers consider taking away local authority to issue gravel mining permits
- by Michigan Radio

Legislation before the Michigan House would remove permitting authority from municipalities and give it to EGLE.

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