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Wisconsin’s state fish tops the food chain
- by James Proffitt

More anglers are targeting muskie and spending more on the pursuit. Fish populations are thriving in most Great Lakes states due to a combination of factors.

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Big Fish and Gray Skies
- by GLN Editor

Great Lakes muskellunge, optimizing solar panels for snow, and another short winter.

WATCH: Why Chicago will take decades to replace lead pipes
- by Great Lakes Now

The EPA recently proposed new rules that would remove lead pipes from America’s drinking water infrastructure over the next decade. But with more lead pipes than any other city, Chicago is a notable exception.

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Wisconsin’s state fish tops the food chain
- by James Proffitt

More anglers are targeting muskie and spending more on the pursuit. Fish populations are thriving in most Great Lakes states due to a combination of factors.

Harris announces $5.8 billion for water infrastructure projects, says clean water is a right
- by The Associated Press

The Biden administration announced that states will share $5.8 billion in federal funds for water infrastructure projects around the country.

As some push for repeal, state seeks input on renewable energy siting law
- by Interlochen Public Radio

Michigan is tackling implementation of a law that approves large renewable projects, and they’re hoping public input will guide the process.

I Speak for the Fish: Bringing muskie to the masses
- by Kathy Johnson, Great Lakes Now

The goal of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources muskellunge rearing program is to stock 40,000 new fish into the Great Lakes each year. But their challenges are real.

Teachers and scientists work together on the Lake Guardian 
- by Lisa John Rogers, Great Lakes Now

Each summer, 15 educators join the EPA on a research trip around one of the Great Lakes. Applications for next summer are due February 19.

Warm winters are a wet blanket for small ski slopes in northern Michigan
- by Interlochen Public Radio

For businesses that depend on snow and cold temperatures, this weather has been tough.

Want a healthy walleye fishery? Stock some muskie
- by Kathy Johnson, Great Lakes Now

Michigan Muskie Alliance founder William Schultz finds that lakes with the best walleye fisheries across the country are also the best spots for muskie, and it’s not a coincidence.

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County leaders urge EPA to finalize federal clean car standards
- by Ideastream Public Media

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne called on the EPA to finalize proposed federal clean car standards for new vehicles.

WATCH: Why Chicago will take decades to replace lead pipes
- by Great Lakes Now

The EPA recently proposed new rules that would remove lead pipes from America’s drinking water infrastructure over the next decade. But with more lead pipes than any other city, Chicago is a notable exception.

Preserving Minnesota’s bogs could fight climate change
- by Great Lakes Echo

Researchers in Minnesota are creating a national map to identify peatlands – soggy areas of slowly decaying organic matter – and guides for how to restore them. The PeatRestore project is set to span several years.

What a permitting debacle in Fremont could mean for biodigesters across Michigan
- by Interlochen Public Radio

A food waste digester in Fremont is closing after a years-long permit dispute with the state. Environmental groups say the outcome of that dispute could have far-reaching impacts.

Faced with COVID-era civil rights complaints, Chicago commits to environmental justice
- by Great Lakes Echo

Chicago is joining a nationwide trend of large cities incorporating equity or justice goals into preparing for climate change’s impact on public health.

 

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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