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Great Lakes Water Authority monitoring Detroit River for algal bloom threat
- by Sharon Oosthoek

A new floating sensor in the Detroit River is the first to be placed at the head of the water authority’s intake. Researchers are hoping it will contribute to our understanding of algal blooms and the risk they pose.

Restore, Release: The Great Lakes Now Episode Quiz
- by Maya Sundaresan

Test your knowledge on the Spectacle Reef lighthouse, Pullman neighborhood and lake sturgeon.

Visit a Lighthouse: Explore history in one of the many preserved lighthouses around the Great Lakes
- by Natasha Blakely

All around the Great Lakes region, there are lighthouses you can see, climb or even stay in for a week.

Some communities in Michigan opt out of fluoridation
- by Great Lakes Echo

Even as community water systems are praised by the state for maintaining fluoride levels, others are still holding out.

Wind Turbines: Where do they cluster around the Great Lakes?
- by Alex Hill

Many areas in the Great Lakes region hold a large number of wind turbines, and significant plans to increase funding for alternative energy programs are underway in the U.S. and Canada.

Our Latest Episode: Watch the Great Lakes Now program here
- by GLN Editor

If you were looking for our show on Detroit Public Television on Wednesday, Jan. 26, you know it was pre-empted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State speech. But fear not! It’s here!

New study says elevated levels of PFAS found in anti-fogging sprays and cloths
- by Indiana Environmental Reporter

Exposure to some PFAS is associated with serious health effects like impaired immune function, cancer, thyroid disease and other health disorders.

Michigan governor releases plan draft for carbon neutrality
- by The Associated Press

Michigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to confront climate change, a draft of a state plan says.

U.S. Army Corps directs millions to Great Lakes coastal resiliency, Soo Locks and invasive carp barrier
- by Natasha Blakely

The Soo Locks are among the numerous Great Lakes projects that have been assigned federal funding.

Searching for help. Where can homeowners get money to fix failing septic systems?
- by Michigan Radio

In Michigan, the state estimates there are more than 330 thousand failing septic tank systems. They could be contaminating lakes, rivers, and groundwater.

Restore, Release – Episode 2201
- by GLN Editor

Lighthouse preservation, community renewal, and sturgeon teach Native American culture. 

2022 Perch Outlook: Ohio hatch results not so great
- by James Proffitt

While the yellow perch numbers aren’t the worst Lake Erie has seen, better fishing is at least a few years away – in Ohio. In New York, it’s a different story.