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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Bill aims to allow backyard wildlife feeding, but critics fear deer disease
- by Bridge Michigan

State Rep. Ken Borton wants to allow recreational wildlife and bird feeding to be protected. He said the intent is to allow feeding of squirrels and other small animals. But state wildlife officials say that would encourage deer and elk to congregate, spreading disease.

FRESH: New Wisconsin Law Aims to Protect Watersheds From Farm Runoff
- by Circle of Blue

Fresh is a biweekly newsletter from Circle of Blue that unpacks the biggest international, state, and local policy news stories facing the Great Lakes region today.

PFAS News Roundup: At-home blood test developed to detect PFAS earlier
- by Kathy Johnson

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in this biweekly headline roundup.

With lawsuits stalled in Michigan, Nessel seeks Line 5 shutdown in Wisconsin
- by Bridge Michigan

The attorney general on Wednesday filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court supporting a Native American tribe’s effort to shut down the Line 5 pipeline over fears of a rupture into a river that runs through tribal land.

Nibi Chronicles: Restoring what was lost in translation, one place name at a time
- by Staci Lola Drouillard

There are a few early maps that tell us what these places were called prior to colonization, but many of the oldest names once known by Indigenous people have been lost or buried.

More fallout from Midland dam failures: blood-sucking parasites in rivers
- by Bridge Michigan

The Edenville and Sanford dams once blocked invasive lampreys from entering upstream rivers. But the 2020 dam failures provided an opening, and lamprey now threaten native fish. Regulators say they have a plan.

Energy News Roundup: $400 Million hydrogen fuel plant coming to Michigan, U.N. panel recommends shutting down Line 5
- by Kathy Johnson

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Anishinaabe tribes work to save a fish significant to their culture and an important source of protein
- by Michigan Radio

Native American tribes are working with university researchers and others to determine why whitefish, an important source of protein, is declining.

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