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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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Latest News from Great Lakes Now

More Than Dow: Chemicals, contaminants and untreated sewage all washed out by Midland dam breaks
- by Natasha Blakely

The potential environmental impacts of the flood are wide ranging.

Flood raises fears of pollution at Michigan toxic waste site
- by The Associated Press

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.

PFAS News Roundup: EPA says limits will take more than a year, Navy halts shipments to burn plant
- by Natasha Blakely

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

Is America prepared to handle natural disasters during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- by theRising

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 Flooding: Climate change and rains exacerbate dam infrastructure issues
- by Natasha Blakely

Midland County is dealing with a state of emergency after two improperly maintained dams breached following heavy rains.

Record Rainfall Prompts Reversal of Chicago River into Lake to Ease Flooding
- by WTTW News

The uncommonly wet May caused river levels to spike and taxed the region’s storm sewers.

State Struggle: Budget shortfalls stall Asian carp plan, put cleanups at risk
- by Gary Wilson

Federal funding to the Great Lakes and various Great Lakes projects continues, while state-level funding remains an issue.

Sewage Check: Great Lakes researchers look to wastewater for data on COVID-19
- by Sharon Oosthoek

The virus can be detected in infected people’s feces – sometimes even before they begin exhibiting symptoms.