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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  • Arbitrator: Official wrongly fired in Flint water scandal
    by The Associated Press on October 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    By Ed White, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The only Michigan official fired in the Flint water catastrophe likely was a “public scapegoat” who lost her job because of politics, an arbitrator said in ordering $191,880 in back pay and other compensation. It’s a remarkable victory for Liane Shekter Smith, who served as head of the state’s drinking water office when Flint’s water system was contaminated with lead. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Animal Check: New project to monitor aquatic species that live near proposed nuclear storage sites
    by Sharon Oosthoek on October 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    One of the main concerns opponents have to two of the proposed underground sites for storing Canada’s spent nuclear fuel, one of which is in the Lake Huron watershed, is the potential impact on the environment. A group of Ontario researchers is setting the groundwork to answer that question with a new project. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • A Political Blind Date – Episode 1030
    by GLN Editor on October 21, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Can two Great Lakes mayors with opposing views agree on how to protect the region’s water? Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Sturgeon Restoration: Studying Michigan’s and Wisconsin’s current flourishing populations
    by Kathy Johnson on October 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    This story is the first in a four-part series looking at sturgeon restoration efforts. Lake sturgeon restoration efforts are taking place across the Great Lakes basin. But what that restoration looks like is entirely dependent on location and other factors, such as whether or not any lake sturgeon remain in the area. 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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