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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There is evidence that suggests harmful toxins and algae itself are found in the air. But scientists are unsure how much toxin is in the air, how weather or water quality affect it, or what human health effects it could cause.
Ten Olympic Canadian and U.S. sailors hail from the Great Lakes. Here’s how to follow them in Tokyo.
What is the original recipe? It’s a different story depending on who is asked.
Karen Murchie, director of freshwater research at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, talked all about suckers and what they mean for the Great Lakes in this Q&A with GLN Host Ward Detwiler.
The response to Chicago’s lead pipe replacement project is a story playing out in neighborhoods across the country. Government public interest initiatives, even with the best of intentions and resources, are being curtailed by mistrust.
Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Fest celebrates a multi-year lake sturgeon restoration program and is just one of a long list Great Lakes Now has compiled on sturgeon-related activities to explore this summer.
NOAA announced a public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Lake Ontario marine sanctuary, including feedback on what areas the sanctuary should include.