In light of this summer’s wicked high fuel prices, has started a daily “gas gripes” section where readers can spout off about how tough life is.

But here’s a little secret — these aren’t gripes! Today’s collection, especially, is a quietly inspiring list of conscious eco-choices. These reports bring a tear to the eye: I moved back to the city. I stopped driving my SUV. I vanpool. I bought a hybrid.

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It’s everything that Grist and a thousand other nattering environmentalists preach every day. But money is making it real — at least for now. Hooray for capitalism! Hooray for oil! Hooray, hooray, hooray.

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