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.
COVID-19 Catches: Social distancing doesn’t stop Great Lakes fishing
by James Proffitt on March 27, 2020 at 7:50 pm
Stay at home orders aren’t stopping people from fishing in the lakes. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.
Warmup, cleanup – Episode 12
by GLN Editor on March 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm
This year’s warm winter boosted ice-fishing tourism in one part of the Great Lakes while potentially spelling disaster for businesses depending on colder weather. Catch up with the communities in our documentary “The Forever Chemicals,” and learn what Great Lakes states and provinces are doing to fight PFAS contamination. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.
Tighter Restrictions: COVID-19 makes it harder to cross Great Lakes borders between U.S. and Canada
by Kathy Johnson on March 27, 2020 at 3:55 am
Customers who attempt to pay with cash at the Blue Water Bridge or Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will be turned away. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.
Minnesota Supreme Court agrees to hear PolyMet permit appeal
by The Associated Press on March 26, 2020 at 5:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to hear PolyMet Mining Inc.’s appeal of a ruling that canceled three permits needed for its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. In January, the Minnesota Court of Appeals gave environmentalists a major victory by rejecting some of the most important permits for the planned mine. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.