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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

Restore, Release: The Great Lakes Now Episode Quiz
- by Maya Sundaresan

Test your knowledge on the Spectacle Reef lighthouse, Pullman neighborhood and lake sturgeon.

Visit a Lighthouse: Explore history in one of the many preserved lighthouses around the Great Lakes
- by Natasha Blakely

All around the Great Lakes region, there are lighthouses you can see, climb or even stay in for a week.

Some communities in Michigan opt out of fluoridation
- by Great Lakes Echo

Even as community water systems are praised by the state for maintaining fluoride levels, others are still holding out.

Wind Turbines: Where do they cluster around the Great Lakes?
- by Alex Hill

Many areas in the Great Lakes region hold a large number of wind turbines, and significant plans to increase funding for alternative energy programs are underway in the U.S. and Canada.

Our Latest Episode: Watch the Great Lakes Now program here
- by GLN Editor

If you were looking for our show on Detroit Public Television on Wednesday, Jan. 26, you know it was pre-empted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State speech. But fear not! It’s here!

New study says elevated levels of PFAS found in anti-fogging sprays and cloths
- by Indiana Environmental Reporter

Exposure to some PFAS is associated with serious health effects like impaired immune function, cancer, thyroid disease and other health disorders.

U.S. Army Corps directs millions to Great Lakes coastal resiliency, Soo Locks and invasive carp barrier
- by Natasha Blakely

The Soo Locks are among the numerous Great Lakes projects that have been assigned federal funding.

2022 Perch Outlook: Ohio hatch results not so great
- by James Proffitt

While the yellow perch numbers aren’t the worst Lake Erie has seen, better fishing is at least a few years away – in Ohio. In New York, it’s a different story.

Photo by Sandra Svoboda/Great Lakes Now

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