We’re never going to get complete control of the Great Lakes, says Dan Egan, who recommends greater humility for what nature can do to restore itself. Egan, author of “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” our April pick…
In "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes," journalist Dan Egan crafts a cautious yet hopeful narrative using history, reporting, and his own experiences to highlight the threats posed to the world's largest freshwater system.
By Alison Thoet
Federal and state officials have renewed calls for the release of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study that could offer options to tackle the threat of Asian carp and other invasive species.
By Michael D. Regan
Municipalities in the Great Lakes region could lose $300 million in annual federal funding under the budget proposal the White House released on Thursday.
By Michael D. Regan
By PBS NewsHour
In Michigan, two aging pipelines carry 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas a day under some of the most pristine water in the country, the Great Lakes Straits of Mackinac. An oil spill would be devastating to…
By Lorna Baldwin
Grab your ice cleats and snow poles this weekend for a 1.1 mile trek over icy Lake Superior to witness the stunning naturally formed ice caves at Apostle Island National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Park rangers determined today the…
By News Desk
Detroit Public Television will live stream sessions from the Great Lakes Restoration Conference this week. Watch a live stream from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday. All times EDT.
How can the great lakes recover from agricultural runoff and toxic algae blooms? Yesterday, the EPA announced it will distribute $12 million to educate farmers and improve water quality in the region. Detroit Public Television’s Christy McDonald speaks with scientists…
Scientists are investigating a surprising new pollutant in the country’s waterways: the tiny plastic beads found in common cosmetic products. Illinois has become the first state to ban these synthetic microbeads. Brandis Friedman of WTTW Chicago reports on the potential…
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