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Auto industry shows off fuel-efficiency

Source: Bellingham Herald, Mon January 14, 2008
Detroit, Michigan, USA - Hybrids, advanced diesels and green alternatives are pushing aside the traditional displays of speed and chrome at this week's Detroit auto show, a nod to a new fuel-efficient reality for car makers.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Saving a baby: With faith and fortitude, a student helps an infant get surgery

Source: Detroit Free Press, Thu September 27, 2007
Detroit, Michigan, USA - Enraptured by the stories of missionaries, Mallery Thurlow grew up wanting to be one.

New fingerprinting method tracks mercury in environment

Source: ENN, Sun September 16, 2007
Ann Arbor, Mich - With mercury polluting our air, soil and water and becoming concentrated in fish and wildlife as it is passed up the food chain, understanding how the potent nerve toxin travels through the environment is crucial. A new method developed at the University of Michigan uses natural "fingerprints" to track mercury and the chemical transformations it undergoes. A report on the work is published today in Science Express.

Michigan surfer becomes dog’s best friend

Source: Seattle TImes, Thu September 13, 2007
Grand Haven, Michigan, USA - A surfer rode a wave on his stomach to rescue a struggling dog that had been swept off a pier and into Lake Michigan by a wave.

School, Church Activities May Help Curb Youth Smoking

Source: HealthDay, Thu August 30, 2007
Flint, Michigan, USA - School and church social activities may help reduce smoking among disadvantaged children, a new study reports.

Global Electric Motorcars, a Chrysler Company, Wins California Eco Award

Source: ENN, Wed August 22, 2007
Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA - California environmentalists have recognized Global Electric Motorcars, a Chrysler company, for its leadership in bringing environmentally-friendly technology to the state's residents.

Family of seven rescued from Detroit fire

Source: UPI, Mon August 06, 2007
Detroit, Michigan, USA - A family of seven is in relatively good health after being rescued from a house fire by Detroit firefighters Sunday morning.

Toyota unveils plug-in hybrid, to test on roads

Source: Yahoo! News, Wed July 25, 2007
Tokyo, Japan - Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled a "plug-in" hybrid car based on its popular Prius model on Wednesday, saying it would test the fuel-saving vehicle on public roads -- a first for the industry.

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