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Rights of Nature: Gaining traction around the world while facing serious opposition almost everywhere

Cruising the Lakes: Port stops for cruise lines all around the Great Lakes

SS Badger: The last of Lake Michigan’s car ferries

Bat Bacteria: Unusual treatment offers hope to Great Lakes bats suffering from deadly fungal disease

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Rights of Nature: Gaining traction around the world while facing serious opposition almost everywhere
- by James Proffitt

Rights of Nature, while still struggling to get a foothold in the U.S. and Great Lakes area, has been gaining popularity much quicker overseas.

Some Indiana beaches along Lake Michigan closed after chemical spill
- by The Associated Press

Some beaches are closed along Lake Michigan in northwestern Indiana after authorities say a chemical spill into the Little Calumet River caused fish to die in the area.

Dateline Brockville, Ontario: Free screening of Great Lakes Now “Ships and Shipwrecks”
- by GLNeditor

Go aboard a boat that delivers mail to freighters, learn about life on a…

Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Michigan solar power, Enbridge might reroute part of Line 5 and Ohio wind turbines face local opposition
- by Ian Wendrow

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly energy-related headline roundup.

Climate change brings urgency to debate over Detroit’s grid resilience
- by GLNeditor

A look at Detroit’s recent blackouts and possible stakeholder solutions for grid resilience brings forward ideas that can be applied to power grids across the Great Lakes region as water levels and wild weather continue to impact energy needs.

Cruising the Lakes: Port stops for cruise lines all around the Great Lakes
- by Ian Wendrow

Ports abound throughout the Great Lakes, welcoming vacationers from the United States and further abroad.

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Great Lakes Now – Monthly Series
A network of PBS stations to work together to cover crucial issues affecting the well-being and future of the Great Lakes.

 

The Forever Chemicals
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Visit a Native American community in the Great Lakes region and see how members protect water, using traditional culture along with technology.

 

The Door Flint Opened: America’s Drinking Water Crisis
When lead leached into the drinking water in this Michigan town, it changed how journalists and authors thought about water issues in their own communities. Hear from them about their work and what impact it had.