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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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Infrastructure plan: $33M to clean up hundreds of oil wells
- by The Associated Press

There are an estimated 15,000 abandoned wells on federal land — and states have indicated that they would need more than $8 billion to clean up 130,000 other orphaned wells.”

IDEM Testing Confirms “Forever Chemicals” in Some Public Water Systems

The presence of PFAS chemicals in drinking water could be exposing thousands of Hoosiers to a series of adverse health conditions.

Water’s True Cost: The Great Lakes Now Episode Quiz
- by Tynnetta Harris

Test your knowledge on water infrastructure problems, rising bills, sewage and more.

Episode 2205: The Cost of Drinking Water
- by Gary Abud Jr.

Lessons and activities based on the monthly Great Lakes Now program.

PFAS News Roundup: New York bill bans PFAS in clothes, Ohio city files lawsuit, Wisconsin struggles to set standards
- by Tynnetta Harris

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Soo Locks project no longer fully funded
- by Natasha Blakely

The Army Corps of Engineers, previously celebrating the construction of the new lock as fully funded, recently admitted to lawmakers that the project will take a lot more money.

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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 title pageTapping 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 LakesBeneath 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 RiverThe 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.