Detroit and the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Now's coverage of the Motor City.

Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Detroit

Detroit church to remember sailors lost on the Great Lakes
- by The Associated Press

Sailors who lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes and Michigan waterways will be remembered at a historic church in downtown Detroit.

The Debut of “Ian Outside”
- by Ian Solomon

The newest GLN Contributor, Ian Solomon, makes a splash with his monthly column … from an eFoiling board with our cameras rolling.

Mapping the Great Lakes: Where do you live?
- by Alex Hill

Thirty million people live within the Great Lakes Watershed, which make up roughly 10% of the US population and 30% of the Canadian population.

On the Airwaves: Great Lakes Now’s Anna Sysling talks “Poisonous Ponds”
- by GLN Editor

As part of the Great Lakes Now collaborative project about coal ash and its threat to drinking water, Anna Sysling returned to public radio.

Mapping the Great Lakes: Can you do an EV road trip around the five lakes?
- by Alex Hill

Are there enough charging stations to drive your electric vehicle to the most scenic places in the Great Lakes? Our mapping expert answers that question.

Great Lakes Moment: Students help save sturgeon
- by John Hartig

Sturgeon for Tomorrow and a team of U.S. and Canadian fishery biologists have been working together to help reintroduce lake sturgeon in Great Lakes tributaries where they once thrived.

Detroit and Toronto among Time Magazine’s “50 Greatest Places”
- by Sandra Svoboda

Two Great Lakes cities are among an international news magazine’s top destinations for 2022. How many have you been to?

When your home is filled with hazards, what can you do?
- by Tynnetta Harris

Great Lakes Now put together a list of small, accessible actions people can take to improve their housing situations and mitigate some of the impacts of lead, climate change and more.

Great Lakes Moment: The imperiled mussels of the Detroit River
- by John Hartig

Researchers see hope still for the Detroit River’s native freshwater mussels and say remediation efforts could be a big opportunity for the endangered mussels.

See where you can borrow free camping gear in Michigan
- by Bridge Michigan

Dreaming of a campout, but can’t afford a tent? Grand Rapids and Detroit are launching gear libraries to break down economic barriers to the Great Outdoors.

Mapping the Great Lakes: How old are our cities?
- by Alex Hill

Aging housing is prevalent all around the region, but in some cities the old infrastructure lingers more than in others.