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Milwaukee and the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Now's coverage of Milwaukee.

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On Wisconsin: Great Lakes Now television series begins airing on PBS Wisconsin
- by GLN Editor

PBS Wisconsin’s addition of the “Great Lakes Now” monthly series means full PBS coverage in a second Great Lakes state.

Message to 2020 Candidates: Focus on water quality in Great Lakes states
- by Gary Wilson

A question on the minds of many in the Great Lakes region for the 2020 presidential election candidates: What is your water policy?

PFAS News Roundup: Research suggests link with COVID-19, disposal methods increase contamination
- by Samantha Cantie

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

Drinking Water News Roundup: Well contamination, Montreal distributing lead filters, water protection project grants awarded
- by Emily Simroth

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

Sewage Check: Great Lakes researchers look to wastewater for data on COVID-19
- by Sharon Oosthoek

The virus can be detected in infected people’s feces – sometimes even before they begin exhibiting symptoms.

COVID-19 Next Steps: Great Lakes outdoor recreation begins move toward normalcy
- by James Proffitt

Many parks and public areas are opening – with restrictions.

Milwaukee Neighborhood Pushes Toward Climate Resilience

Milwaukee’s Walnut Way neighborhood has gradually transformed from lifeless parcels to green space.

Earth Day 2020: How to participate from the safety of your home
- by Natasha Blakely

This year’s Earth Day is a special one, and not just because it’s the 50th anniversary of the event.

From Rust to Resilience: Climate change brings new challenges and opportunities
- by Ensia

Great Lakes Now is sharing work from our partners in a project on what climate change means for Great Lakes cities. Here is the initial piece in the series.

Water for All: Milwaukee, Chicago lead in ensuring water during COVID-19 crisis
- by Gary Wilson

Some Great Lakes cities and states are ahead of the game when it comes to ending water shutoffs during the COVID-19 crisis. Others aren’t.

Inside Entertainment: COVID-19 has Great Lakes aquariums and museums offering online activities
- by Kathy Johnson

The public can continue to enjoy aquariums, museums and centers as the facilities close buildings. But starting March 25, Parks Canada is closing all national parks.