Energy & The Environment

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From Great Lakes Now to Beyond the Light Switch, Detroit Public Television brings you in-depth coverage and reporting of important energy and environmental issues.

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  • PFAS News Roundup: Questions about the EPA’s nationwide PFAS rule, answered
    by Kathy Johnson on March 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    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.

  • Some banned pesticides fade from Great Lakes air, while others persist
    by Brian Owens on March 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Two recently banned pesticides have all but disappeared from the atmosphere around the Great Lakes, while others phased out decades ago are still hanging around. Marta Venier, an environmental chemist at Indiana University, and her team looked at air samples taken every 12 days since 1990 by the Environmental Protection Agency around the Great Lakes region, which measure the atmospheric concentration of hundreds of compounds, including pesticides, PCBs, and other persistent chemicals. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Artificial reefs bring wild lake trout to Lake Huron
    by Great Lakes Echo on March 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    This article was republished here with permission from Great Lakes Echo. By Daniel Schoenherr, Great Lakes Echo The ecological success of artificial reefs in Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay could teach people how to restore fish populations across the world. Ellen Marsden, a fisheries and wildlife expert from the University of Vermont, spearheaded the construction of 29 reefs built with small stones – cobble aggregate – in Thunder Bay in 2010. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Enbridge Line 5 tunnel project in Michigan delayed another 1.5 years
    by Bridge Michigan on March 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Beyond the Light Switch

Winner of the DuPont-Columbia University award for journalistic excellence, Beyond the Light Switch 1 & 2 took viewers on an enlightening journey of discovery into the future of electricity.

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Great Lakes Now

DPTV provides coverage of the most important discussions taking place around the future of the Great Lakes.

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Fighting the Bat Plague

Learn about a deadly fungal disease that has destroyed six million bats in the eastern U.S.

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The Ethanol Effect

The Ethanol Effect investigates the human, environmental and political costs of growing and refining corn for ethanol in America.

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