MNN's week in review
Here's our compilation of the don't-miss stories from this week.
Fri, Feb 06, 2009 at 11:12 AM
MNN's picks for the week of Feb. 1-7:
• Sorry, baby, no drilling: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar nixes the lease of 77 parcels of federal land to be used for drilling.
• As seen on TV: In Media Mayhem, Peter Dykstra applauds "60 Minutes" for it's piece on the international trade in electronic waste.
• Red + green = gold: Make your sweetheart (and Mother Nature) happy with these green Valentine's Day ideas.
• A measly paycheck: There's been a lot of ink about the new green economy, but the paycheck for an alternative energy manufacturing job isn't competitive.
• The allure of the French fry: Food blogger Jenn Savedge looks at some recent studies and finds the diet of the average American child isn't as healthy as it ought to be. No surprise there, but here are some dinner-table solutions.
• Discover your inner Jacques Cousteau: Kill a few minutes with Google Earth's virtual ocean explorer. You might learn something.
• More than a pretty face: A quick browse of Style, Naturally, a green fashion and beauty book written by Summer Rayne, who also happens to be a model.
• The new oil: It's time for the auto industry transformation, but a small South American country has the car keys. Bolivia controls access to lithium, the metal that fuels lithium-ion batteries that are the latest and greatest power-storage device for electric vehicles.
• Green collar prophet: Meet Van Jones, the man who is single-handedly bringing the green collar economy to the American conversation.
• Just a pretty face: Let's leave the week on a lighter note and a reminder that not everyone's green advice is worth your time. Check out this Ecollywood video.