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ANN ARBOR - Data that tracks global warming along the Earth's surface has been
collected for only about a century. So how can scientists determine what
happened before? The answer lies in rocks below ground, says University of
Michigan geology professor Henry Pollack.

FLINT - A new water-contract offer from the city of Detroit is impressing
Flint officials, but it also carries the potential for derailing a pipeline
partnership between Flint and Genesee County.

Bay County is 23,600 pounds cleaner, thanks to the 1998 Household Hazardous
Materials Collection Program, officials say.

MUSKEGON - The closure of a nearly 30-year-old landfill leaves Whitehall
Township with a large piece of land that could sit dormant for decades.

MUSKEGON - Muskegon County officials consider accepting trash generated
outside the county into the county landfill. The idea is to raise much-needed
revenue for the solid-waste site on East Apple Avenue in Moorland Township,
while cutting transportation costs for West Michigan's dominant trash hauler
in the wake of today's closing of the privately owned White Lake Landfill.

MUSKEGON - The founder of the Lake Michigan Federation says environmental
groups need to find more symbolic actions individuals can take to rid the lake
of toxic chemicals, curb suburban sprawl and protect fish and wildlife

SAGINAW - An estimate that 155,000 gallons of raw sewage had poured into the
Saginaw River overnight Tuesday proved premature. Instead, the total was 49
million gallons of partially treated waste.

SAGINAW - Students at Emerson and 12 other Saginaw elementary schools this
week learned about preserving the environment through a project known as "The
Magic of Recycling."

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