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

PFAS News Roundup: Huron River contamination levels drop, New York PFAS cleanup could be delayed
- by Natasha Blakely

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

Drinking Water News Roundup: Illinois COVID-19 shutoff protections, Ontario First Nation evacuation
- by Grace Dempsey

Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Another casualty of COVID: testing for lead poisoning in Michigan
- by Bridge Michigan

During the pandemic, the number of children being tested for lead poisoning has been cut in half.

As policing and pandemic dominate election, climate pushed to back burner
- by Energy News Network

Minnesota candidates haven’t pressed climate or clean energy despite rising temperatures and voter interest.

Michigan proposal’s reliance on fossil fuel money splits environmentalists
- by Energy News Network

Voters will decide next month whether to shift oil and gas royalty spending from land acquisition to park development.

What Grows: “Shipwrecks and Ecosystems” watch party for Great Lakes Now and “The Age of Nature”
- by Sandra Svoboda

Whether they’re in oceans or the Great Lakes, shipwrecks create unique ecosystems for a variety of aquatic life.

Damming Decisions: Watch party for Great Lakes Now and The Age of Nature
- by Sandra Svoboda

Learn more about what happens when these dams are built and what happens when they come down in this Great Lakes Now watch party.

Great Lakes Freighters: The latest on navigation, locks and icebreakers
- by Gary Wilson

It’s the 140th anniversary of the Lake Carriers’ Association, and its president discusses the new Soo lock, icebreakers and tension with Canada.