Category: Great Lakes Now

Toxic Coal Ash Contaminants Could Threaten Michigan’s Drinking Water, Great Lakes

“Great Lakes Now” host Ward Detwiler speaks with Northwestern University professor, journalist Kari Lydersen about research being done on toxic coal ash contaminants by the Energy News Network and her journalism students and the efforts to prevent coal ash from contaminating Michigan’s Great Lakes. This story is part of Great Lakes Now’s “Poisonous Ponds: Tackling Toxic Coal Ash” episode.

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Lighthouse Preservation Efforts Underway for Spectacle Reef Lighthouse

Lake Huron and Lake Michigan come together in the Straits of Mackinac—long considered one of the most treacherous waterways on all of the Great Lakes. For nearly 150 years, the Spectacle Reef Lighthouse has guarded ships passing through the Straits. Great Lakes now explores the preservation efforts and initiatives going into restoring the historic, iconic site.

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