Our picks for the week of July 5-11:

  • On the Streets video: Questions about hybrids you were too embarrassed to ask.
  • Media Mayhem: Why Fox will influence the climate change debate in the Senate.
  • The ones to watch: MNN's transportation blogger explains why these eight electric vehicle companies are game changers.
  • Brad Pitt's sweet 14: Amazing house designs that will brighten the future of New Orleans, thanks to this actor's efforts.
  • Secret sauce: Want to encourage green habits? This will do the trick.
  • A bright idea: A globetrotting entrepreneur creates a solar-powered flashlight, changing lives in developing countries.
  • Socially responsible fashion: Watch a video about Lawton Ursery of apparel company Indie Peace.
  • Ecollywood: MNN checks in with The Bachelorette as she looks for green leanings in her love interests.