Energy & The Environment

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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  • Drinking Water News Roundup: Indiana utilities plan for climate change, Waukesha pipeline construction begins
    by Grace Dempsey on December 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle. Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area. Click on the headline to read the full story: Indiana: ‘Will We Have Water When We Need It?’: How Indiana Utilities Are Preparing for Climate Change – Indiana Star Just 150 miles from Lake Michigan, utility planners are worried about finding enough water to supply a growing Indianapolis because of climate change. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Great Lakes Moment: A new vision for the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton
    by John Hartig on December 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Great Lakes Moment is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor John Hartig. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. For over two decades, when you drove by the former McLouth Steel Plant in Trenton, you could not help but slow down and stare. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • What’s next for the Enbridge Line 3 project in Minnesota? Construction. And protests.
    by MinnPost on December 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    By Walker Orenstein, MinnPost, through the Institute for Nonprofit News network Enbridge Energy has all the permits it needs to start construction on a controversial new crude oil pipeline in Minnesota, more than five years after the Canadian company first asked state regulators to approve the Line 3 project. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • High Water Levels On Tap This Winter As November Marks The Start Of A New Water Year
    by GLN Editor on December 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    For most people, the new year is still a month away. For hydrologists and climate scientists, the new year has already started. The water year begins in November, to account for when water enters a system and begins accumulating. Data from the last water year indicated record-breaking levels in the Great Lakes, and this year looks to be much of the same. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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