MNN's picks for the week of April 19-25:

Environmental reading: Peter Dykstra reveals his favorite eco-themed books.

Nature according to Disney: Mickey Mouse dips a toe into a new genre with a big-screen debut.

Food guru: Watch this video of Michael Pollan as he offers his assessment of the state of the local food movement.

Saving the planet: Younger Cousteaus carry on the family tradition with new TV specials.

Translating Uncle Sam: Saving water has never been more important — or easier.

It's about time! Climbers can finally get cell phone reception on Mount Everest.

Chuck Leavell's playlist: The keyboardist from the Rolling Stones offers his favorite environmental songs.

Captain Planet continues! The latest episode is called "Tree of Life."

Green beer 101: Everything you need to know to find a good beer made from organic ingredients.