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 study completed by international researchers says current efforts to reduce harmful algae blooms by limiting phosphorous in Lake…
New report highlights concern that intense storms, high lake levels may put nuclear and contaminated waste storage facilities at risk.
A relatively unknown chemical has come to recent attention as concern mounts over what it could do to our fish populations.
Habitat loss, pressure from recreation and predation are among the biggest threats the piping plovers face on Great Lakes shores.
I Speak for the Fish: Not all lampreys are killers, but all are paying the price for their reputation
Native lamprey species in the Great Lakes generally get reviled by association with sea lamprey even though they don’t normally kill their host fish.
The U.S. EPA issued health advisories for PFAS that essentially suggest there is no safe level of PFAS in drinking water.
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
In Indigenous communities that have lacked access to safe water for years, getting it is crucial. However, perceptions of the water supply affect consumption.