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

Mussel-Phosphorus Puzzle: Invasive mussels are reshaping the chemistry of the Great Lakes
- by Lorraine Boissoneault

A new study measures the impact quagga and zebra mussels are having on the phosphorus cycle, which is a major player in the Great Lakes ecosystem.

National Recognition: Great Lakes Now wins “Best News and Public Affairs” program for public broadcasting
- by GLN Editor

With its monthly show, digital and social media content, educational resources, and audience engagement, Great Lakes Now earned an award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association.

Stalled Ships: Shipping industry looks to infrastructure investments to boost demand
- by Natasha Blakely

With drops of tonnage on the Great Lakes due to COVID-19, many in the industry are hoping long-term infrastructure investments will turn things around.

COVID-19 Concerns: Economic recovery plagues the minds of many in the Great Lakes region
- by Natasha Blakely

Even as COVID-19 continues to be an issue, people in the Great Lakes region are making plans for economic recovery.

Lack of Enforcement: Less compliance with environmental laws means more pollution in the lakes
- by Natasha Blakely

Over the length of President Donald Trump’s term, not only were a number of environmental regulations rolled back, enforcement of the ones that remained dropped.

Your Federal Tax Dollars: How they are funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
- by Natasha Blakely

Protecting fish spawning, restoring rivers to natural courses, removing dams. You’ve seen these stories on Great Lakes Now, learn more about how the projects are paid for.

Crisis Response: President Biden has already kickstarted the country’s new approach to climate change
- by Natasha Blakely

With a new president at the helm, the role the U.S. will play in international efforts to reduce or reverse climate change has shifted.

The Great Lakes Are Bipartisan: As Biden takes office, remember the region’s votes were split
- by Sandra Svoboda

In this column, GLN’s program director asks, as a new presidential administration takes over in Washington D.C., to what extent is there a Great Lakes mandate from voters?