PBS Project: Great Lakes Now and the Belle Isle Conservancy are hosting a high school intern-
With funding from PBS Education, we’re offering a spring internship to a high school student to work on Earth Day-related events with Belle Isle Conservancy and produce video content about the experience.00
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GLWA, DWSD and Oakland County working together to reduce overflows into Rouge River-
Once completed, these projects will prevent an estimated 48 million gallons of untreated rain water from flowing into the Rouge River per year.
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Excited about Biden: Detroit advocate hopeful on environmental justice progress after decades of inertia-
Michelle Martinez, acting executive director and statewide coordinator for Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, spoke to Great Lakes Now about her history with Detroit, environmental justice and the new president.
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Great Lakes Moment: Beavers come knocking at the Detroit River’s former Black Lagoon-
Few people thought that the return of beavers to Ellias Cove would ever be possible.
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Michigan cities must begin replacing lead pipes. But who has the cash?-
As utilities across the state launch into a massive lead line replacement effort expected to be paid for largely by ratepayers, they are navigating a host of challenges, from the price to replace pipes to where they’ll find enough contractors to do the work.
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Great Lakes Moment: It’s a UFO. No, the aurora borealis. No, it’s Leamington greenhouses!-
The story behind the lightshow over the Detroit River isn’t as mysterious as it might seem.
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Great Lakes Moment: A new vision for the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton-
While the blighted buildings have been torn down, the controversy is not over as stakeholders debate over what to do with the cleared site.
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Grant to help expand COVID-19 wastewater detection program-
The expanded program, which has been running as a pilot since spring, will test untreated sewage in some Detroit zip codes.