Road Salt: Researchers look at vegetables and juices for alternatives to salt

Snow-covered roadside storm drain. KATHY JOHNSON / GREAT LAKES NOW, DETROIT PUBLIC TV

Salt-speckled sidewalks, driveways and highways are synonymous with winter in the Great Lakes region. But while road salt is highly effective at deicing surfaces, the safety that salt provides for humans places a heavy burden on freshwater ecosystems. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.