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
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.
Caspian terns are on Michigan’s threatened species list. Avian influenza is killing hundreds and hundreds of them on Lake Michigan islands.
There are thousands of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, but you don’t need scuba gear to see all of them.
This summer, plan your vacations along any of these trails for the best bird-watching experience.
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.
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 treating them more like the oceans, researchers are trying to better predict future Great Lakes water levels.
A new study says efforts to reduce harmful algae blooms by limiting phosphorous in Lake Erie could result in more toxic algae.