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It's World Car-Free Day, and that makes some people nervous

World Car-Free Day is today, Sept. 22. It's a relatively modest affair. So why is one right-wing think tank so threatened by it?

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American Lung Association study shows that smart growth could save lives

If doctors designed communities, says the American Lung Association in California, there would be a lot less sprawl and a lot fewer people driving cars.

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Washington, D.C., launches the nation's largest bike share program

Capital Bikeshare is the largest such program in the United States to date. Maybe someday, it'll be as popular as the ones in Europe. Hey, we can hope.

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Water treatment plant yields gourmet drug-infused seasoning!

You can now sprinkle hand-harvested salt from San Francisco Bay on your food -- if you dare.

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If we want kids walking to school, grown-ups have to get a move on

Recent research suggests that the simple act of walking to school can reduce children's stress levels and improve their lifetime cardiovascular health. So why don't more parents do something to make it possible?

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Women on bikes take to the streets of New York City [VIDEO]

In this new Streetfilms video, some of New York's freshly minted women bikers explain why traveling on two wheels is so liberating. And so damn fun.

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PARK(ing) Day 2010 liberates parking spots for human use [SLIDESHOW]

Today is PARK(ing) Day. In some 140 cities around the planet, humans are taking back some space from cars, using parking spots as mini parks where they play games, do art projects, or just sit and chat.

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How to find an energy efficient mortgage

Energy efficient mortgages are a potentially transformative tool that rewards homebuyers with well-sealed houses, on the thinking that if your heating and cooling bills are low, you'll have more money to make mortgage payments. A new guide can help you …

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Cities lead the way in action to halt climate change

The world's cities -- home to more than half of the human population -- are leading the way to a low-carbon future.