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Last month, New York City closed down a few streets to automobile traffic in an attempt to get people out of their cars and into the fresh air (well, the New York air, anyway). The Summer Streets campaign seems to have been a success (based on the website, anyway) and now a similar event will take place next weekend at NYC's South Street Seaport.

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"Play. Run. Walk. Breathe." That's the tagline for this summer's biggest no-car experiment in the U.S. For three Saturdays in August (the 9th, 16th, and 23rd) certain streets in New York City will be car-free zones. Actually, it will only be for part of the day on those Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., that the nearly 7 miles of roadways selected for the "Summer Streets" event will be repurposed for some emissions-free activities. You can download a PDF of the streets that will be closed to ca

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The Sundance Channel's Big Ideas For A Small Planet is back. The eco-solutions show tidily takes on an issue - like, say Fuel or Drive in episodes from last year's season - and finds three "Big Ideas" to discuss in a half-hour. Sometimes, the episodes are paired with a longer documentary, such as with the series opening Crude Awakening.

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