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How to steer money for drinking water and sewer upgrades to the communities that need it most
- by The Conversation

If this funding is managed smartly, we believe it can start to right these wrongs.

Great Lakes News Collaborative nets US Water Prize
- by GLN Editor

Great Lakes Now and its partners in the Great Lake News Collaborative received a national journalism award for coverage of water issues in the Great Lakes.

A look back on Queen Elizabeth’s Great Lakes tour
- by GLN Editor

Following the news of her passing, local news organizations reported on the late queen’s special connection to the region.

The Catch: Pollution problems … and solutions
- by GLN Editor

Broadcasting in our monthly PBS television program, The Catch is a Great Lakes Now series that…

Sustainable Shipping: At the Port of Milwaukee the wind blows toward a greener future
- by Kari Lydersen

In Milwaukee, the port’s wind turbine has been a great source of success, but despite efforts, the port struggles to change its image with the public.

Sewer overflow sends wastewater into rivers, Lake Michigan
- by The Associated Press

Days of heavy rain this month overwhelmed Milwaukee’s sewer system, sending millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into area rivers and Lake Michigan.

See the Sturgeon: The many ways to see, touch and appreciate sturgeon around the region
- by Noah Bock

Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Fest celebrates a multi-year lake sturgeon restoration program and is just one of a long list Great Lakes Now has compiled on sturgeon-related activities to explore this summer.

Investing in the Lakes: New bill could redirect tech money to neglected Great Lakes cities
- by Gary Wilson

The Great Lakes region is “regularly overlooked by federal lawmakers, investors and innovators,” but new legislation may help the region shake its Rust Belt image and secure tech and innovation investments.

Congress’s Stealth Water Infrastructure Deal
- by Circle of Blue

The American Rescue Plan Act allocated $350 billion to states, tribes, and local governments. Some of that money is available for upgrading water systems.

Great Lakes Gift Guide 2020: Remember that road trip, boat ride, microbrew or sweatshirt you should’ve bought with this list
- by Natasha Blakely

Try these gifts from a variety of places in the Great Lakes region in our selected categories of markets, food and drink, potato chips, books, home decor and wearables.

Who in the U.S. Is in ‘Plumbing Poverty’? Mostly Urban Residents, Study Says
- by Circle of Blue

Not everyone in the country has piped water at home. Study authors argue that water access in the U.S. is inseparable from housing and social inequality.

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.