Our picks for the week of May 30-June 5:
• Lucy Hale (above, left) of "Pretty Little Liars" gives Ecollywood her green tips and an update on the TV show.
• In this week's Planet Pundit column, Ken Edelstein says the Gulf oil spill is the perfect movie plot, including villains, tension ... but sadly there are no heroes.
• Are you a new graduate? Here are the top 10 cities for grads seeking green jobs.
• For hikers, nothing beats the Appalachian Trail. And if you walk the whole trail, then you've joined a proud group of stalwart hikers.
• Not a hiker? Then perhaps this will appeal. Here are Robin Shreeves' 5 summer books for food lovers.
• And while were on the topic, here are 5 classic summer corn recipes.
• Learn the where, why how of battery recycling.
• Al Gore has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this week. Check out a review of his latest book, "Our Choice," to understand his continued mission to solve the climate crisis.
Plus: Don't miss MNN's weekly visual tour of the headlines, including the amazed boy (above) who is studying bugs during International Children's Day activities in Toronto.