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Finders, Keepers: The Great Lakes Now Episode Quiz
- by Anna Sysling

Test your knowledge on mapping the Great Lakes, collecting and cataloging freshwater fish species and some of the latest news around the region.

Episode 2209 Lesson Plans: Mapping the Floor of the Great Lakes
- by Gary Abud Jr.

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

Remedies for Harmful Algal Blooms Are Available in Law and Practice
- by Circle of Blue

They are expensive, in many cases experimental, and take a long time to work.

Episode 2209 Lesson Plans: Fascinating Freshwater Fish
- by Gary Abud Jr.

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

Mapping the Great Lakes: Underwater discoveries await
- by Alex Hill

Hundreds of shipwrecks have been mapped out but researchers believe more are out there.

Fish scientists: From childhood aspirations to Amazonian expeditions
- by Kathy Johnson

Ichthyology is the scientific study of fish and fishery biologists are scientists who study fish. But not all fisheries biologists are ichthyologists. Here’s why.

Evers administration relaunches efforts to limit PFAS
- by The Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration is trying again to limit the levels of a group of chemicals known as PFAS in Wisconsin’s groundwater.

Energy News Roundup: Line 3 protests, renewable energy efforts growing
- by Kathy Johnson

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

State cracks down on Flint company after Flint River spill
- by The Associated Press

State regulators on Monday ordered a Flint chemical company to truck wastewater to a water treatment plant, weeks after it was blamed for an oily discharge in the Flint River.

Dave Dempsey explores connection between people, dogs and environmental policy in new book
- by Gary Wilson

Great Lakes Now’s Gary Wilson recently talked with the author about his latest book release, Half Wild: People, Dogs and Environmental Policy.

Powerful Industry’s Torrent of Manure Overwhelms State Regulators
- by Circle of Blue

Cause of Michigan’s worst water pollution is too much waste spread on too little land.

Sinkhole Science and other underwater research
- by GLN Editor

Scientists have been exploring the bottoms of the Great Lakes to learn more about natural world and human history.