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
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
During the pandemic, the number of children being tested for lead poisoning has been cut in half.
Minnesota candidates haven’t pressed climate or clean energy despite rising temperatures and voter interest.
Voters will decide next month whether to shift oil and gas royalty spending from land acquisition to park development.
Whether they’re in oceans or the Great Lakes, shipwrecks create unique ecosystems for a variety of aquatic life.
Learn more about what happens when these dams are built and what happens when they come down in this Great Lakes Now watch party.
It’s the 140th anniversary of the Lake Carriers’ Association, and its president discusses the new Soo lock, icebreakers and tension with Canada.