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PBS Books is pleased to host a conversation with journalist and professor Peter Annin, discussing his book “The Great Lakes Water Wars,” led by Program Director of the Great Lakes Now Sandra Svoboda. Examining water’s true cost, Annin and Svoboda discuss the aging water systems in the Great Lakes region and across the United States.
The Michigan Learning Channel’s 8-week program encourages kids to “Learn, Do, and Explore” with literacy and math lessons, hands-on science and fitness activities, career exploration, and virtual field trips. Find videos, fun activity books, and more to keep preschool to 6th-grade students engaged in learning.
- IDEM Testing Confirms “Forever Chemicals” in Some Public Water Systemson May 27, 2022
By Enrique Saenz, Indiana Environmental Reporter Final results of the first phase of statewide community water system testing confirmed the presence of PFAS chemicals in the treated drinking water of nearly a dozen Indiana communities. The presence of PFAS chemicals in drinking water could be exposing thousands of Hoosiers to a series of adverse health conditions ranging from increased risk of kidney and testicular cancers to high cholesterol levels. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.
- Water’s True Cost: The Great Lakes Now Episode Quizon May 27, 2022
Great Lakes Now episodes are packed with important information on current topics. In “Water’s True Cost,” learn about the aging infrastructure problem in Michigan and how many households struggle to pay their water bills. And in “The Catch” we look at the same problem in Ontario, the problem of Michigan’s lacking sewer regulations, and a new series on Great Lakes policy. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.
- PFAS News Roundup: New York bill bans PFAS in clothes, Ohio city files lawsuit, Wisconsin struggles to set standardson May 26, 2022
PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country. Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.