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The Catch: News about the Lakes You Love

Keep up with the Great Lakes’ biggest issues. Find out how environmental challenges are impacting your enjoyment of the outdoors and the health of the ecosystem. Go beyond the headlines with reporters from around the region. This new segment in our award-winning PBS program will keep you in the know.

The Catch: Lincoln Stone Quarry and coal ash
- by Sarah Aie

Environmental lawyers, activists and residents are pushing for this coal ash to be completely removed from the quarry and transported to a safer landfill.

The Catch: Bitcoin mining and coal ash
- by GLN Editor

Housed in a former coal-fired plant, the bitcoin mining operation is energy intensive.

The Catch: 1,400-year-old trees on Michigan cliffs
- by GLN Editor

Despite the modest size of the trees, they had been growing out of the cliffs for more than a thousand years, making them some of the oldest trees in eastern North America. 

The Catch: Tracking bird migration at Toronto’s accidental wilderness
- by GLN Editor

Conservation scientists at Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park are studying and banding bird species who pass through during yearly migration.

The Catch: Whitefish recruitment
- by GLN Editor

Lake whitefish, a native species in the Great Lakes, is experiencing what is known in the world of fisheries biology as a “recruitment problem.”

The Catch: Lake Erie birding
- by GLN Editor

The new Great Lake Erie Birding Trail, with its mobile app, includes some 40 birding hot spots from Detroit to the Lake Erie islands and beyond.

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…

The Catch: Shoreline shipwrecks
- by GLN Editor

There are thousands of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, but you don’t need scuba gear to see all of them.

The Catch: Policy news facing the Great Lakes region
- by GLN Editor

Fresh examines the policy that impacts the people and places of the Great Lakes region.

The Catch: Current issues in Canadian water infrastructure
- by GLN Editor

Toronto-based journalist Andrew Reeves discusses a piece he wrote for Great Lakes Now about the history and current issues in Canadian water infrastructure.

The Catch: E. Coli and faulty septic systems
- by GLN Editor

Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham recently spoke with residents near inland lakes in northern Michigan about the causes of plant life and E.Coli showing up in previously crystal-clear water. 

The Catch: Tribal fishermen in the Great Lakes region
- by GLN Editor

Anishinaabe journalist Sierra Clark said harassment regarding tribal fishing is not something new in the state of Michigan.

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