MNN's picks for the week of Feb. 22-28: 

• Funky fish: Indonesia's psychedelic fish is named a new species.

• A Hero for Earth: The first Captain Planet episode airs. Catch it!

• Taste test: Food blogger Robin Shreeves seeks a healthier chocolate sandwich cookie.

• Green Party video: Enjoy a picnic and games with Danielle V. — with no waste!

• Translating Uncle Sam: Understanding the growing threat of salmonella outbreaks.

• Gone to the dogs: Now that the First Dog has been chosen, MNN's Matt Hickman offers eco-friendly bedding options. 

• Can a NASCAR race save the planet? Probably not, but it's a good lesson in environmental math.

• Exclusive excerpt: "Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles" 

• An All-Hispanic Ecollywood: Rosario Dawson is greener than you are. 

• Which is greener? Bloggers debate the environmental impact of renting vs. owning.  

• Divving up: A helpful summary of how President Obama's budget divvies up the funds for the environment and other issues.