Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Detroit
New Associate Producer Anna Sysling contemplates self-care, the small wonders of Great Lakes nature and the devastating impacts of climate on the region.
All around the region this week, events are focused on honoring the lives lost on the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and other Great Lakes ships. Many of these shipwreck services and ceremonies will be streamed live online.
Data crunched with software from technology startup BlueConduit will hopefully provide a report of the probable locations and number of lead lines, the water department said.
Dave Matsen, a retired professional photographer from Ludington, Michigan, found inspiration from his garbage at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Soil is being removed from Detroit’s Rouge Park as part of a storm water retention project to reduce flooding in streets and basements during periods of heavy rainfall. The project is expected to capture nearly 100 million gallons of storm water each year.
The long duration of the storm helped the area avoid levels of flooding that submerged thousands of basements, dozens of streets and even freeways this summer.
A virus is being blamed on the deaths of between 300 and 600 mostly adult common carp this summer in a Detroit-area lake.
Most regions throughout the world would be happy to have one wetland of international importance, but the region that includes southeast Michigan and southwest Ontario is notable for having three.
If proven to be effective, an identical strategy to reduce pollution in the lake could be deployed at 11 other drains in Macomb County that empty into Lake St. Clair.
The U.P. for years has struggled through job losses tied to downturns in the manufacturing and mining industries.
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In its search for solutions to fill open positions and replace retirees, the water industry looks to youth programs.
In this month’s column, John Hartig explores the history of Sugar Island and what’s coming next for it, which involves a massive habitat restoration project.
Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Fest celebrates a multi-year lake sturgeon restoration program and is just one of a long list Great Lakes Now has compiled on sturgeon-related activities to explore this summer.