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Great Lakes Now Presents

Episode 1010:Sand, Sinkholes and Science

Travel with Great Lakes Now to the remote Canadian research station where scientists are working to understand  and protect  freshwater. Go deep into Lake Huron to see mysterious sinkholes, and watch as some homeowners try to save their Lake Michigan coastal homes while the waters wash away the beaches below them.

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Great Lakes Now Presents

Episode 1009: Finding Impacts

On this episode of Great Lakes Now, search for a meteorite on the bottom of Lake Michigan. Learn how a little striped fish might help us understand the health impacts of industrial chemicals on people, and see how a Milwaukee community is UN-developing a river to improve the environment and water quality.

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Station Marblehead

One of the Coast Guard’s busiest stations on the Great Lakes

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Great Lakes Now Presents

Episode 1008: In the Waters

Politics, economics, recreation and science are all part of the latest episode of Great Lakes Now. Go underwater in the five lakes with a group of women who dove them all in 24 hours, and learn more about the controversy about controlling water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence. Get aboard a commercial fishing boat  on Lake Huron, and meet Dr. Katfish, who wants you to know that Great Lakes fish can be fun and festive.

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

 

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