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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

Whitmer’s Dilemma: How to shut down Line 5, avoid a legal swamp and keep Northern Michigan happy
- by Gary Wilson

Michigan’s governor and attorney general diverge on their Line 5 strategy.

PFAS News Roundup: Potential COVID-19 connection, DOD bill, Michigan lakes and rivers with PFAS foam
- by Samantha Cantie

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

Drinking Water News Roundup: Pennsylvania fracking oversight, lead plumbing standard, EPA water infrastructure grants
- by Emily Simroth

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

Hope and Resilience: Great Lakes islanders continue to adapt to COVID-19 conditions
- by Samantha Cantie

Locals on Beaver Island, Washington Island and Put-in-Bay adjust even as the threat of COVID-19 remains.

Roller Coaster: Michigan’s long history with environmental contamination
- by John Hartig

This special column from John Hartig looks at 10 incidents of contamination in Michigan’s history.

Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Lake Huron nuclear waste storage plan dropped, renewable energy in Midland
- by Ian Wendrow

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

Least Wanted: Potential Great Lakes invasive species are little known but still a big problem
- by James Proffitt

The marbled crayfish got big headlines recently while other invasive species remain under the radar.

PFAS News Roundup: Michigan collects 30k gallons foam, New York burning restrictions, Wisconsin leads 22-state coalition
- by Samantha Cantie

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

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