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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

See where you can borrow free camping gear in Michigan
- by Bridge Michigan

Dreaming of a campout, but can’t afford a tent? Grand Rapids and Detroit — with more cities to come — are launching gear libraries to break down economic barriers to the Great Outdoors.

Bird flu has killed nearly 1,500 threatened Caspian terns on Lake Michigan islands
- by Michigan Radio

Caspian terns are on Michigan’s threatened species list. Avian influenza is killing hundreds and hundreds of them on Lake Michigan islands.

The Catch: Shoreline shipwrecks
- by GLN Editor

There are thousands of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, but you don’t need scuba gear to see all of them.

Around the Lakes: Trails to follow for the best view of birds
- by Natasha Blakely

This summer, plan your vacations along any of these trails for the best bird-watching experience.

Water test: a long history and hopeful future of human impact on Great Lakes ecology
- by Great Lakes Echo

Much has changed since the Treaty of Washington was signed in 1836, notably because of invasive mussels. But human activity changed the Great Lakes long before then.

Mapping the Great Lakes: How old are our cities?
- by Alex Hill

Aging housing is prevalent all around the region, but in some cities the old infrastructure lingers more than in others.

Great Lakes water levels could increase on average from 19 to 44 centimeters in the next few decades, study says
- by Natasha Blakely

By treating them more like the oceans, researchers are trying to better predict future Great Lakes water levels.

Study suggests phosphorous reduction alone could lead to more toxic algae
- by James Proffitt

A new study says efforts to reduce harmful algae blooms by limiting phosphorous in Lake Erie could result in more toxic algae.

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