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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 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added 581 waterways to its list of impaired waters in its biennial report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Wednesday.
A federal judge in Ohio says an environmental group pushing for mandatory regulations to prevent toxic algae blooms on Lake Erie can move forward with its lawsuit.
Populations of fish-killing sea lamprey remain at near-historic lows in Lakes Michigan and Ontario but are above target levels in Lakes Huron, Superior and Erie, according to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station ranks seventh on a list of the 100 U.S. military sites most contaminated with PFAS, according to a report issued by the Environmental Working Group.
A two-year investigation by The Associated Press found that Ohio has the fifth highest number of dams rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition among the 45 states and Puerto Rico that complied with the AP’s public records requests.
Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant in Midland, Michigan, officials said Friday.