Points North: The Quest for Kiyi

By Ellie Katz, Interlochen Public Radio

Points North is a biweekly podcast about the land, water and inhabitants of the Great Lakes.

This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio. 

We often think of the deep parts of the Great Lakes as cold, empty spaces.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/04/points-north-quest-for-kiyi/

Interlochen Public Radio

Bald eagle return exceeds expectations

In 1979, there were just four nesting pairs of bald eagles in the entire state of Ohio. Today there are more than 900 pairs spread throughout all but three of Ohio’s 88 counties, not including the immature birds that still appear mottled with brown and white because haven’t yet developed white plumage on their heads.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/04/bald-eagle-return-exceeds-expectations/

James Proffitt, Great Lakes Now

Wild fish spring to life in Lake Ontario, despite dams, pollution and hatchery competitors

By Kathryn Peiman, The Narwhal

Photography by Kathryn Peiman

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; Michigan Public, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; and The Narwhal who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/04/wild-fish-spring-to-life-in-lake-ontario-despite-dams-pollution-and-hatchery-competitors/

The Narwhal

Points North: Not always the apex predator

By Daniel Wanschura, Interlochen Public Radio

Points North is a biweekly podcast about the land, water and inhabitants of the Great Lakes. This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio.

On November 11, 2023, Ben Karasch is up in his treestand, waiting for a deer.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/04/points-north-not-always-the-apex-predator/

Interlochen Public Radio

I Speak for the Fish: When a bass is not a bass

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/03/i-speak-for-the-fish-when-a-bass-is-not-a-bass/

Kathy Johnson, Great Lakes Now

Wisconsin’s state fish tops the food chain

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.   

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/02/wisconsins-state-fish-tops-the-food-chain/

James Proffitt

I Speak for the Fish: Bringing muskie to the masses

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/02/i-speak-for-the-fish-bringing-muskie-to-the-masses/

Kathy Johnson, Great Lakes Now

Want a healthy walleye fishery? Stock some muskie

As apex predators, adult muskie occupy the very top tier of the Great Lakes food chain. Reaching up to six foot in length with teeth lining their jaws, the roof of their mouths and their throats, few can escape them. They are feared by most species underwater and revered by many people above.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/02/want-healthy-walleye-fishery-stock-some-muskie/

Kathy Johnson, Great Lakes Now

How safe are Great Lakes fish to eat? Depends on who you ask

Catching and eating fish is a way of life for many people around the Great Lakes and connecting St. Lawrence River, but decades of industrial pollution have made it unsafe to eat too many, too often. The advice about how many and how often can vary wildly depending on which jurisdiction, even though the fish don’t care about the lines humans draw on a map.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/02/how-safe-great-lakes-fish-to-eat-depends-on-who-you-ask/

Brian Owens, Great Lakes Now

Warm weather forces park officials to suspend Isle Royale wolf count for first time in decades

By Todd Richmond, Associated Press

A stretch of unusually warm weather has forced federal officials to suspend researchers’ annual wolf-moose count in Isle Royale National Park for the first time in more than six decades.

Isle Royale is a 134,000-acre (54,200-hectare) island situated in far western Lake Superior between Grand Marais, Minnesota, and Thunder Bay, Canada.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/02/ap-warm-weather-forces-park-officials-to-suspend-isle-royale-wolf-count-for-first-time-in-decades/

The Associated Press

Points North: Doe, A Deer, A (Sterilized) Female Deer

By Ellie Katz, Interlochen Public Radio

Points North is a biweekly podcast about the land, water and inhabitants of the Great Lakes.

This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio. 

White-tailed deer are one of a few species that have managed to thrive as we urbanize and suburbanize the Midwest.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/02/points-north-doe-a-deer-a-sterilized-female-deer/

Interlochen Public Radio

Points North: Can AI Caribou Lead Us To Our Prehistoric Past?

Points North is a biweekly podcast hosted by Daniel Wanschura and Morgan Springer about the land, water and inhabitants of the Great Lakes.

This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio. 

At the bottom of Lake Huron there’s a ridge that was once above water.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/points-north-can-ai-caribou-lead-us-to-our-prehistoric-past/

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The Toxic Sands Threatening Fish in Lake Superior

By Shantal Riley, Undark

Shantal Riley is an award-winning health and environmental reporter, focused on water quality in communities of color. Her work has been featured by Frontline PBS, NOVA PBS, the Washington Post Magazine, and other publications.

This story was supported in part by The Uproot Project, which is operationally and financially supported by Grist. 

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/the-toxic-sands-threatening-fish-in-lake-superior/

Undark

Lawsuit could complicate drone laws for Michigan hunters and anglers

This article was republished here with permission from Great Lakes Echo.

By Ben Eiler, Great Lakes Echo

The founder of a company that uses drones to recover deer carcasses that hunters cannot find says that Michigan’s prohibition of the practice violates his First Amendment rights.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/lawsuit-could-complicate-drone-laws-for-michigan-hunters-and-anglers/

Great Lakes Echo

Where Northeast Ohio’s wildlife spends the winter

By Zaria Johnson, Ideastream Public Media

This story was originally published by Ideastream.

Northeast Ohio’s parks are frequented by white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and a variety of squirrel species throughout the year, along with migratory birds, monarch butterflies and more. But where do these critters spend their winters?

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/where-northeast-ohios-wildlife-spends-the-winter/

Ideastream Public Media

I Speak for the Fish: The great seasonal flip

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/i-speak-for-the-fish-the-great-seasonal-flip/

Kathy Johnson

Twenty companies pledge to use all parts of Great Lakes fish by 2025

This article was republished here with permission from Great Lakes Echo.

By Shealyn Paulis, Great Lakes Echo

Fish-leather purses and wallets may make their way into Great Lakes fashion with an initiative to use 100% of commercially caught fish by 2025.

One of the latest projects of a binational Great Lakes organization is to fully use the region’s whitefish, lake trout, yellow perch, walleye and white sucker.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/twenty-companies-pledge-to-use-all-parts-of-great-lakes-fish-by-2025/

Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes Moment: Ohio provides example for funding Detroit and Rouge rivers’ sediment cleanup

Ohio will soon embark on removing the Gorge Dam on the Cuyahoga River, but first must clean up 875,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment at a cost of more than $100 million. The result will be a free-flowing river, a healthier ecosystem, improved habitats for fish and wildlife, and expanded public access for fishing and whitewater rapids for kayaking.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/great-lakes-moment-ohio-provides-example-for-funding-detroit-and-rouge-rivers-sediment-cleanup/

John Hartig

For the first time in a century, martens have been spotted on Lake Superior’s Madeline Island

By Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio

This article was republished here with permission from Wisconsin Public Radio.

Wisconsin’s only state endangered mammal is notoriously difficult to spot, which isn’t surprising since the American marten is very rare.

The small number that exist in the state make their home in a few areas of northern Wisconsin, including the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/for-the-first-time-in-a-century-martens-have-been-spotted-on-lake-superiors-madeline-island/

Wisconsin Public Radio

Points North: The turtle takeover

Points North is a biweekly podcast hosted by Daniel Wanschura and Morgan Springer about the land, water and inhabitants of the Upper Great Lakes.

This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio. 

When I was 13 years old and on vacation in Florida, I bought a baby red-eared slider at a flea market.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/points-north-the-turtle-takeover/

Interlochen Public Radio

Science Says What? Pitcher plants feast on salamanders, unveiling a brutal side of botanical carnivory

Science Says What? is a monthly column written by Great Lakes now contributor Sharon Oosthoek exploring what science can tell us about what’s happening beneath and above the waves of our beloved Great Lakes and their watershed.

In the summer of 2017, Teskey Baldwin, a student at Ontario’s University of Guelph, was studying whether pitcher plants near water capture more insects than those farther away.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/12/science-says-what-pitcher-plants-feast-on-salamanders-unveiling-a-brutal-side-of-botanical-carnivory/

Sharon Oosthoek

Nibi Chronicles: How to craft a memorandum of understanding with trout

Editor’s Note: “Nibi Chronicles,” a monthly Great Lakes Now feature, is written by Staci Lola Drouillard. A direct descendant of the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe, she lives and works in Grand Marais on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. Her two books “Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe” and “Seven Aunts” were published 2019 and 2022, and she is at work on a children’s story.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/12/nibi-chronicles-how-to-craft-a-memorandum-of-understanding-with-trout/

Staci Lola Drouillard

I Speak for the Fish: ‘Twas the night before Fishmas

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/12/i-speak-for-the-fish-twas-the-night-before-fishmas/

Kathy Johnson

Points North: The prince fish

By Ellie Katz

Points North is a biweekly podcast hosted by Daniel Wanschura and Morgan Springer about the land, water and inhabitants of the Upper Great Lakes.

This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio. 

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/12/points-north-the-prince-fish/

Interlochen Public Radio

See a bear den? The Michigan DNR wants to know about it

By Lester Graham, Michigan Radio

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/12/see-a-bear-den-the-michigan-dnr-wants-to-know-about-it/

Michigan Radio

We’re going to need a bigger fishbowl

A tiny goldfish might look cute in a fishbowl on your shelf, but if released into the wild it can grow to a terrifying size and become a menace to the ecosystem. They eat pretty much anything and everything, root up plants causing the water to become cloudy and dark, and reproduce and grow so quickly that almost no predators can stop them.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/11/were-going-to-need-a-bigger-fishbowl/

Brian Owens

Do snitches net fishes? Scientists turn invasive carp into traitors to slow their Great Lakes push

By Todd Richmond, Associated Press

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wildlife officials across the Great Lakes are looking for spies to take on an almost impossible mission: stop the spread of invasive carp.

Over the last five years, agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have employed a new seek-and-destroy strategy that uses turncoat carp to lead them to the fish’s hotspot hideouts.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/11/ap-do-snitches-net-fishes-scientists-turn-invasive-carp-into-traitors-to-slow-their-great-lakes-push/

The Associated Press

I Speak for the Fish: Carp are crazy about corn

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/11/i-speak-for-the-fish-carp-are-crazy-about-corn/

Kathy Johnson

Concerns about Michigan steelhead populations prompt new catch limits

By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/11/concerns-about-michigan-steelhead-populations-prompt-new-catch-limits/

Bridge Michigan

Great Lakes Moment: A Detroit perspective on the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

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.

The Endangered Species Act was championed by metropolitan Detroit’s very own Congressman John D.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/11/great-lakes-moment-a-detroit-perspective-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-endangered-species-act/

John Hartig

Bird songs may ease the blues

This article was republished here with permission from Great Lakes Echo.

By Daniel Schoenherr, Great Lakes Echo

The Great Lakes region’s more than 300 bird species may provide valuable mental health benefits.

A recent study from Carleton University in Ontario shows there are fewer mental health-related hospitalizations in Michigan areas with high bird diversity.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/10/bird-songs-may-ease-the-blues/

Great Lakes Echo

In warming Great Lakes, climate triage means some cold waters won’t be saved

By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/10/in-warming-great-lakes-climate-triage-means-some-cold-waters-wont-be-saved/

Bridge Michigan

I Speak for the Fish: Mesmerized by minnows

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/09/i-speak-for-the-fish-mesmerized-minnows/

Kathy Johnson

Points North: We Got Jellyfish!

Points North is a biweekly podcast hosted by Daniel Wanschura and Morgan Springer about the land, water and inhabitants of the Upper Great Lakes.

This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio. 

In 1933, a high schooler fishing along the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan looked into the water and saw something weird.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/09/points-north-we-got-jellyfish/

Interlochen Public Radio

What do Michigan rattlers chow down?

This article was republished here with permission from Great Lakes Echo.

By Eric Freedman,  Great Lakes Echo

What’s on the menu today?

If you’re an eastern massasauga rattlesnake in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the main course on your menu is likely to be small mammals like meadow voles and masked shrews, with an occasional side order of bird and snake.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/09/what-do-michigan-rattlers-chow-down/

Great Lakes Echo

I Speak for the Fish – Giddy up sucker

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/08/i-speak-for-the-fish-giddy-up-sucker/

Kathy Johnson

Nibi Chronicles: A beaver named Annabelle, her kin, and us

Editor’s Note: “Nibi Chronicles,” a monthly Great Lakes Now feature, is written by Staci Lola Drouillard. A direct descendant of the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe, she lives and works in Grand Marais on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. Her two books “Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe” and “Seven Aunts” were published 2019 and 2022, and she is at work on a children’s story.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/08/nibi-chronicles-beaver-named-annabelle-her-kin-us/

Staci Lola Drouillard

Michigan bald eagles soar back from near-extinction

By Ashley Zhou, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/07/michigan-bald-eagles-soar-back-from-near-extinction/

Bridge Michigan

I Speak for the Fish – Facing the wrath of a crayfish

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/07/i-speak-for-the-fish-facing-wrath-crayfish/

Kathy Johnson

Nearly $1.2 billion spent at one site to deter invasive carp from Great Lakes; other entry sites still possible

By Vladislava Sukhanovskaya, Circle of Blue

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/07/1-2-billion-spent-one-site-deter-invasive-carp-great-lakes-other-entry-sites-possible/

Circle of Blue

“It’s a good thing”: Fishflies in Great Lakes region signify healthy water

Summertime calls for good vibes, much-needed time in the sun and a creature many aren’t fans of — fishflies. 

These insects are no stranger to the Great Lakes region. Fishflies, also known as mayflies, spend most of their lives in the water and are only seen on land once they enter their adult stage.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/07/fishflies-great-lakes-signify-healthy-water/

Jada Vasser

Mapping the Great Lakes: Summertime fishing

Love staring at a map and discovering something interesting? Then “Mapping the Great Lakes” is for you. It’s a monthly Great Lakes Now feature created by Alex B. Hill, a self-described “data nerd and anthropologist” who combines cartography, data, and analytics with storytelling and human experience.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/07/mapping-the-great-lakes-summertime-fishing/

Alex Hill

Points North: Birds of Paradise

Points North is a biweekly podcast hosted by Daniel Wanschura and Morgan Springer about the land, water and inhabitants of the Upper Great Lakes.

This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio. 

Alison Vilag pays attention for a living.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/07/points-north-birds-of-paradise/

Interlochen Public Radio

Points North: Leave It To Beavers?

Points North is a biweekly podcast hosted by Daniel Wanschura and Morgan Springer about the land, water and inhabitants of the Upper Great Lakes.

This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio. 

In 2007, helicopters were circling over a few rivers and streams in Minnesota near Lake Superior.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/06/points-north-leave-it-to-beavers/

Interlochen Public Radio

I Speak for the Fish — Searching for the elusive sculpin.

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/06/i-speak-for-the-fish-searching-elusive-sculpin/

Kathy Johnson

Wolves that nearly died out from inbreeding recovered, now helping a remote island’s ecosystem

By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gray wolves are thriving at Isle Royale National Park five years after authorities began a last-ditch attempt to prevent the species from dying out on the Lake Superior island chain, scientists said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the park’s moose population continues a sharp but needed decline.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/06/ap-wolves-nearly-died-out-recovered-helping-ecosystem/

The Associated Press

Landmark Great Lakes coastal wetland program continues restoration drive that began in 2010

It was 2010 when after a decade of lobbying by Great Lakes advocates, federal funding in the U.S. to restore the Great Lakes began to flow to the tune of $475 million.  

Beneath the radar in that first year, Central Michigan University received $10 million to lead a team of regional scientists who would study coastal wetlands that had been severely degraded over time.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/06/landmark-great-lakes-coastal-wetland-program-continues-restoration-drive-that-began-in-2010/

Gary Wilson

Bill aims to allow backyard wildlife feeding, but critics fear deer disease

By Ashley Zhou Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/05/bill-aims-to-allow-backyard-wildlife-feeding-but-critics-fear-deer-disease/

Bridge Michigan

Science Says What? Looking for love as northern forests heat up

Science Says What? is a monthly column written by Great Lakes now contributor Sharon Oosthoek exploring what science can tell us about what’s happening beneath and above the waves of our beloved Great Lakes and their watershed.

The last couple decades have been good to southern flying squirrels in the upper reaches of the Great Lakes.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/05/science-says-what-looking-love-northern-forests-heat-up/

Sharon Oosthoek

More fallout from Midland dam failures: blood-sucking parasites in rivers

By Ashley Zhou, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/05/more-fallout-from-midland-dam-failures-blood-sucking-parasites-in-rivers/

Bridge Michigan