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
The legal settlement with Asahi Kasei Plastics North America over PFAS at its Brighton plant comes as Attorney General Dana Nessel pursues lawsuits against a host of companies.
Rivers and lakes are becoming saltier while law and practice limit effective responses.
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
The journey of modern man began 10,000 years ago and “the distribution of water defined its starting point.”
In this new feature, see what scientists are learning about the impacts of climate change on the region – and what can be done to mitigate them.
Another environmental oddity of the Great Lakes region is the existence of snowbelts or large areas impacted by lake effect snow.
The Great Lakes Commission has a plan to guide the states and provinces surrounding the Great Lakes toward protecting their communities from the climate-change damage.
Blame the Great Lakes and climate change for Michigan’s dreary winters.