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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Hydrogen ... it isn't just for water anymore.

GM to Michigan: Get Ready for Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Booth Newspapers report that with General Motors working to perfect nonpolluting, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles over the next five years, if Michigan wants to capitalize on the "hydrogen economy", it will need higher-skilled workers to produce and service fuel-cell vehicles.

Linking Michigan & Indiana Trails and Parks
The Detroit Free Press reports that several northern Indiana and southern Michigan counties may link up their recreational trails and parks to boost cross-state tourism.

2005 Great Lakes Issues
The Great Lakes Radio Consortium reports that the coming year will likely see some major policy decisions regarding the Great Lakes and that those involved think 2005 will be the year that some real progress on Great Lakes issues will be made.

2005 Upper Peninsula 200 Sled Dog Race - February 18-20
The Mining Journal reports that organizers of the U.P. 200 sled dog race expect a record number of mushers to compete in this year's event. The race is set for Feb. 18-20 in Marquette and Alger counties.

Hybrid Vehicles Move Beyond the "Wow" Factor
The Associated Press reports that for hybrid vehicles at this year's North American International Auto Show, the "wow" factor is over. Now automakers must work to bring the cost of hybrid engines down and convince consumers that the hybrid platform is reliable and powerful.

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