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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  • Waves of Change: Meet Milwaukee Water Commons Co-Executive Director Brenda Coley
    by Great Lakes Now on February 23, 2024 at 8:30 pm

    Waves of Change is an online interview series highlighting the diverse faces and perspectives shaping the environmental justice movement throughout the Great Lakes region. This month, we spoke with Brenda Coley, Co-Executive Director of the urban network and non-profit organization Milwaukee Water Commons. Listen to the full interview The group has a Water City agenda that takes an intersectional approach to laying out climate issues and proposed solutions for Wisconsin’s largest city. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Wisconsin’s state fish tops the food chain
    by James Proffitt on February 22, 2024 at 7:36 pm

    The long, fast, toothy muskellunge (also known as muskie or musky) is nicknamed the “Fish of 10,000 Casts” due to its notoriously elusive nature. It is the apex predator in all waters where it’s found, known to hide in underwater cover, aggressively ambushing prey. They eat fish almost exclusively, though they have been known to consume just about anything they can swallow including birds, small mammals, and their own kind.    Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Harris announces $5.8 billion for water infrastructure projects, says clean water is a right
    by The Associated Press on February 21, 2024 at 9:03 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Tuesday that states will share $5.8 billion in federal funds for water infrastructure projects around the country, paid for by one of its key legislative victories. The new round of funding will help pay for projects nationwide, bringing the total awarded to states for water infrastructure improvements to $22 billion. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • As some push for repeal, state seeks input on renewable energy siting law
    by Interlochen Public Radio on February 20, 2024 at 9:21 pm

    By Izzy Ross, Interlochen Public Radio This coverage is made possible through a partnership with IPR and Grist, a nonprofit independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. The Michigan Public Service Commission is gathering public input on a controversial new law, Public Act 233, which gives it final authority in approving large renewable energy projects. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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