Energy & The Environment

Watch the last Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm ET on DPTV channel 56.1.

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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  • Finders, Keepers: The Great Lakes Now Episode Quiz
    by Anna Sysling on September 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Great Lakes Now tries to make every episode interesting and educational. In “Finders, Keepers,” join researchers as they uncover details about the bottom of the Great Lakes, head to Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum to learn how scientists are using a natural history collection to understand changes to global biodiversity, and tune into The Catch for more news about the lakes you love. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Episode 2209 Lesson Plans: Mapping the Floor of the Great Lakes
    by Gary Abud Jr. on September 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    This lesson will explore the phenomenon of sound waves underwater used to map landforms and how modern technology is helping update the maps of the terrain beneath the Great Lakes. Students will learn about the history of mapping the lakebed and the SONAR technology used by NOAA to upgrade our maps. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Remedies for Harmful Algal Blooms Are Available in Law and Practice
    by Circle of Blue on September 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    By Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue 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.

  • Episode 2209 Lesson Plans: Fascinating Freshwater Fish
    by Gary Abud Jr. on September 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    This lesson will explore the phenomenon of biodiversity in the Great Lakes and the efforts one museum in Ontario, Canada has taken to catalog it. Students will learn about the history of fish indexing in the Great Lakes, the type collection at the Royal Ontario Museum, and discover why this kind of organism library is helpful to preserving the Great Lakes ecosystem. 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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NATURE brings the beauty and wonder of the natural world into your home.

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NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering.

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