- Power companies across the state of Michigan are offering some serious incentives for customers buying hybrid plug-in cars. GM credits collaboration with the Michigan Public Service Commission and utilities for putting Michigan ahead of other markets plug-ins are launching in.
- A dry August nearly shortened a usually brief fall berry season, but .58 inches of rain Thursday night helped some farmers' crops flourish in time for this Labor Day weekend. As a result, many farmers opened their fields to produce lovers looking to pick-their-own basket of berries.
- Middlebury College used to heat its buildings with oil, then switched to wood chips. Now it has planted a sustainable and relatively cheap fuel source — willow shrubs _that could help cut demand on the state's forests.
- An electric power co-op that wants to build a coal-fired plant in northern Michigan has received a $2.7 million federal grant for a project designed to prevent industrial carbon dioxide from contributing to climate change.