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
A new study measures the impact quagga and zebra mussels are having on the phosphorus cycle, which is a major player in the Great Lakes ecosystem.
National Recognition: Great Lakes Now wins “Best News and Public Affairs” program for public broadcasting
With its monthly show, digital and social media content, educational resources, and audience engagement, Great Lakes Now earned an award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association.
With drops of tonnage on the Great Lakes due to COVID-19, many in the industry are hoping long-term infrastructure investments will turn things around.
Even as COVID-19 continues to be an issue, people in the Great Lakes region are making plans for economic recovery.
Over the length of President Donald Trump’s term, not only were a number of environmental regulations rolled back, enforcement of the ones that remained dropped.
Protecting fish spawning, restoring rivers to natural courses, removing dams. You’ve seen these stories on Great Lakes Now, learn more about how the projects are paid for.
Crisis Response: President Biden has already kickstarted the country’s new approach to climate change
With a new president at the helm, the role the U.S. will play in international efforts to reduce or reverse climate change has shifted.
In this column, GLN’s program director asks, as a new presidential administration takes over in Washington D.C., to what extent is there a Great Lakes mandate from voters?