Thousands travel to the Au Sable River in Michigan every summer to watch the AuSable River Canoe Marathon, one of three major canoe races, with the other two in New York and Quebec.
A memorial Mass has been held in northern Michigan for the last remaining survivor of a Lake Michigan shipwreck that killed 33 people in 1958.
Researchers dredged up gooey purple bacteria from a deep sinkhole in Lake Huron and tinkered with it. The more continuous light the smelly microbes got, the more oxygen they produced.
A new study predicts the incidence of gastrointestinal illness in private drinking wells, identifying manure as the main cause of contamination.
Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources said between 250 and 500 of the fish have been found dead since mid-July in Lake Orion, northwest of Detroit.
Surfers, kite boarders and water boarders could be exempt from a proposed Michigan policy that would bar people from swimming at state beaches when waves are more than 8 feet high.
Specials from Great Lakes Now
Great Lakes Now – Monthly Series
A network of PBS stations to work together to cover crucial issues affecting the well-being and future of the Great Lakes.
The Forever Chemicals
Learn more about the PFAS family of chemicals and watch the Great Lakes Now program. Premieres March 28, 2019.
Tapping the Great Lakes
Water withdrawals remain a controversial issue in the Great Lakes. Learn about two of them in this Great Lakes Now program.
Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes
Now an ongoing political issue, the history of Enbridge Line 5 in the Mackinac Straits goes back decades. Watch the Great Lakes Now documentary about the oil-and-gas pipeline.
The Seven Generation River
Visit a Native American community in the Great Lakes region and see how members protect water, using traditional culture along with technology.
The Door Flint Opened: America’s Drinking Water Crisis
When lead leached into the drinking water in this Michigan town, it changed how journalists and authors thought about water issues in their own communities. Hear from them about their work and what impact it had.