MNN week in review montage

Our picks for the week of Jan. 30- Feb. 5: 

• Pedestrian-friendly Reykjavik, Iceland, is ideal for travelers who want to leave a light carbon footprint — and still enjoy a geothermal spring.

• There's got to be a bright side to all this crazy weather, right? Here are 15 brilliant sculptures made of ice and snow.

• Majora Carter (pictured above, right) is considered a visionary in environmental urban renewal, and she's just one of 12 African Americans we're highlighting for Black History Month who have a huge green impact in the U.S.

• Got the winter blues? We've got some natural solutions to ease you through seasonal affective disorder.

groundhog day• Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this week, but here are six things you probably don't know about Groundhog Day. Plus: Ever wonder why we celebrate this holiday of sorts? 
• While were on the topic of creatures, don't miss the month in animals, including a donkey that would make any dentist proud.

• Feb. 3 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. In celebration, here are five surprising facts about rabbits.

• Oh, and we pulled together this selection of scrumptious recipes to celebrate the lunar new year.

Yorkie• The American Kennel Club just released its list of top dog breeds in the U.S., including the Yorkie (at right.) What are the top dogs in your city?

• Everyone knows the best part of the Super Bowl is the commercials. With that in mind, we've compiled the 12 most memorable animal-centric Super Bowl ads. (You can thank us later.)

Plus: Don't miss the week in photos.

MNN week in review: African Americans making a green difference and more
This week's best bets from Mother Nature Network includes green African Americans, Groundhog Day, Iceland, the best Superbowl commercials, and America's favori