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Researchers troll for plastic on Great Lakes fishing boat

Great Lakes Echo (7/16)

This summer, researchers aboard the Nancy K are searching the Great Lakes for tiny particles of plastic. They will be testing these particles at the University of Michigan to see their harmful effects on the environment.

Researchers troll for plastic on Great Lakes fishing boat

Great Lakes Echo (7/16)

Great Lakes researchers are searching for tiny bits of plastic in the water. They’re testing to find out how harmful the plastic is to the environment.

Asian carp laboratory opens

Bayshore Broadcasting (7/13)

A new $400,000 Asian carp Science lab is now open in Burlington, ON. It's part of the Federal government's 17.5-million dollar investment to protect Canada's Great Lakes from the threat of Asian carp.

Scientists use birds to track pollution

The Columbus Dispatch (7/13)

Birds are providing some insight into contamination in the Great Lakes. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are observing tree swallows and monitoring levels of some toxins in their blood. If these metals and chemicals are in birds, they likely are in humans as well, researchers say.

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