plastics http://michiganradio.org en Hunting for plastic pollution in the Great Lakes http://michiganradio.org/post/hunting-plastic-pollution-great-lakes <p></p><p>A research expedition recently set sail from Chicago to search for a Great Lakes garbage patch.</p><p>So-called "garbage patches" or islands are actually collections of tiny plastic particles that are choking up regions of the world’s oceans. The expedition has been testing the waters of Lakes Huron and Michigan for a similar phenomenon.</p><p>I met up with expedition organizer Asta Mail at a marina in downtown Chicago. It’s a hot day, and a street vendor immediately offers us bottled water.</p><p>Mail points down at a plastic bottle in Lake Michigan. It’s pretty easy plastic hunting.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 14131 at http://michiganradio.org Hunting for plastic pollution in the Great Lakes Chocolate. Ford Motor Company. Chocolate. http://michiganradio.org/post/chocolate-ford-motor-company-chocolate <p align="LEFT">Car companies like Ford Motor Company aren't above using gimmicks if it will get reporters to notice something they're doing.</p><p align="LEFT">Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.&nbsp;</p><p align="LEFT">This one worked.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:37:56 +0000 Tracy Samilton 11257 at http://michiganradio.org Chocolate. Ford Motor Company. Chocolate.