Great Lakes states have struggled with plastic pollution for decades. Now, New York state, is making a bold move when it comes to pollution caused by single use plastic bags.
The federal government has played a huge role in reviving the Great Lakes -- but some in the region wonder how strong that support is these days. For two straight years, the Trump administration proposed slashing funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Both times, Republicans and Democrats worked together to restore the $300 million allocation. That's the good news. Now the EPA -- a crucial partner in keeping the Great Lakes healthy -- is in turmoil.
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There's no shortage of theories for stopping the Asian carp's move toward the Great Lakes. Big gates, underwater electric barriers, annoying sound -- all have been used or talked about as solutions. Now, add bubbles. That was the winning idea from "Carp Tank," a $500,000 competition that wrapped up in Michigan this week.