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‘Water’s True Cost’ with Author Peter Annin

PBS Books is pleased to host a conversation with journalist and professor Peter Annin, discussing his book “The Great Lakes Water Wars,” led by Program Director of the Great Lakes Now Sandra Svoboda. Examining water’s true cost, Annin and Svoboda discuss the aging water systems in the Great Lakes region and across the United States.

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The Michigan Learning Channel’s 8-week program encourages kids to “Learn, Do, and Explore” with literacy and math lessons, hands-on science and fitness activities, career exploration, and virtual field trips. Find videos, fun activity books, and more to keep preschool to 6th-grade students engaged in learning.

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  • PFAS News Roundup: New York bill bans PFAS in clothes, Ohio city files lawsuit, Wisconsin struggles to set standards
    on May 26, 2022

    PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country. Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Soo Locks project no longer fully funded
    on May 26, 2022

    After a big announcement in January celebrating $479 million directed to fully fund the construction of a new lock, the Army Corps of Engineers has had to walk it back, according to a report by The Detroit News. The billion-dollar project, authorized by Congress at $922 million in 2018, is now estimated to be “somewhere between two times and three times” the cost, Sen. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Water Always Wins: “Quietly radical” book makes case for Slow Water
    on May 26, 2022

    While growing up in California, Erica Gies became aware of the state’s water scarcity, which she told Great Lakes Now has led to a “low-key obsession about water for just about everyone in the state.” California’s droughts have been a regular occurrence that put a spotlight on the importance of water for Gies, fostering a writing career on the topic that has spanned 15 years. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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