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.
Latest News from Great Lakes Now
Invasion of the earthworms! It sounds like a bad Hollywood movie, but science can be stranger than fiction.
The Buffalo River’s 450-square-mile watershed is a source of much plastic pollution, and officials say the vast majority of that pollution consists of single-use containers and packaging.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan on Jones Island, Milwaukee’s newly updated port is emerging as a potential force in the city’s economy.
Energy News Roundup: Renewable energy fuels major economic payoffs in rural Indiana, Amazon announces its first Michigan solar farm project
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
Michigan is on the verge of implementing one of the nation’s most ambitious clean energy mandates, aiming to be carbon-free by 2040.
PFAS News Roundup: Wastewater is key contributor of ‘forever chemicals’ pollution, according to report
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in this biweekly headline roundup.
Detroit residents with past-due bills are facing water shut-offs again after a reprieve during COVID-19. At the same time, providers are also raising rates.
Waves of Change is a new online interview series highlighting the diverse faces and perspectives shaping the environmental justice movement throughout the Great Lakes region.