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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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The potential environmental impacts of the flood are wide ranging.
Scientists and activists fear some of the progress made to clean up dioxin pollution has washed away with the floodwaters that overwhelmed two dams this week.
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
In the Great Lakes region, heavy rains and flooding can’t be postponed despite the pandemic. Midland’s overwhelmed dams is just one example why.
Midland County is dealing with a state of emergency after two improperly maintained dams breached following heavy rains.
The uncommonly wet May caused river levels to spike and taxed the region’s storm sewers.
Federal funding to the Great Lakes and various Great Lakes projects continues, while state-level funding remains an issue.
The virus can be detected in infected people’s feces – sometimes even before they begin exhibiting symptoms.