Our picks for the week of Jan. 3-9: 

• This week, learn about 11 species in the U.S. endangered by climate change.

• A timely installment from our Translating Uncle Sam team ... this interactive explains how a blizzard is born. And while we're on the topic, check out this gallery of snow images from around the globe.

• Moving on to warmer topics, here's some helpful food advice on surviving the first month as a vegetarian.

• With the launch of Apple's latest gear, here are the top 6 rumors about the Apple tablet.

• Media Mayhem columnist Ken Edelstein writes about 5 more tall tales told by climate change deniers in 2009. (He couldn't help himself.)

• It's time to catch up on your green reading. To help, we've compiled the top 10 environmental books of 2009.

• We're making a dent in January, so it's time to look ahead. Read why our bloggers are optimistic about 2010.

• We like to explore all the angles here at MNN, so we've assembled the dos and don'ts of Dumpster diving. Enjoy.

• Meet the overweight, alcoholic superhero who's swimming the world's rivers to save the planet. Next up: The Amazon.

• And finally, to keep you entertained all weekend: 18 great green videos from Hulu.

This week's bonus: Meet Weeno the mini daschund and all the other candidates for Green Dog of the Year. (You can enter your dog, too!)