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: Can we get rid of ‘forever chemicals’?
    by Kathy Johnson on October 3, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup. Click on the headline to read the full story:   Indiana What to do if there are PFAS in your Indiana drinking water — Louisville Public Media So far, Indiana Department of Emergency Management has found unhealthy levels of PFAS in 19 drinking water utilities. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • I’m working to revitalize an Indigenous language and bring it into the future
    by The Conversation on October 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    By John-Paul Chalykoff, Algoma University  is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Language is foundational to Indigenous communities, including my own, and a vital connection to our cultures. It is well documented how residential schools in Canada and boarding schools in the U.S.  Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Tracing for human remains on shipwrecks with environmental DNA
    by Lisa John Rogers on October 2, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    Out of three locations around the world, the Great Lakes region was chosen to host a new Department of Defense study. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA, is actively engaged in the Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project. Its goal is to locate and repatriate the remains of military personnel in conflict areas to provide closure to their families. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Great Lakes Moment: Detroit’s new Ralph Wilson Park will provide habitats for a healthy ecosystem
    by John Hartig on October 2, 2023 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 100 years the Detroit River was perceived as a working waterway that supported industry and commerce. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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