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22 Million Pounds of Plastic Debris Enter the Great Lakes Each Year
A new study from researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology says that nearly 22 million pounds of plastic debris are entering the Great Lakes from the U.S. and Canada each year.

Half of that plastic is going into Lake Michigan, followed by Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron and Lake Superior. The amount of plastic in Lake Michigan equates to 100 Olympic-sized swimming pools full of plastic bottles.

Unlike in ocean gyres, much of this debris is carried to shorelines by winds and currents. About 80% of the litter found on these lakeside beaches is comprised of plastic.


 
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Yet Another Invasive Species - Yellow flag-iris is an aquatic plant that can grow in both saltwater and freshwater. Introduced to North America a century ago as a showy garden ornamental, the plant has spread widely into natural areas by both seed and underground stems.


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