The Week in Pictures: 17 Nations Beat All-Time Heat Records, NASA Launches Google Phones Into Space, Fans Power Up Lollapalooza, and More (Slideshow)

Here is a sweaty stat to start your weekend off right: This summer 17 nations have already set or matched their all-time heat records; not to mention an all-time hottest temperature for Pakistan, and possibly all of Asia. In other green news, NASA has launched Google phones into space as cheap satellites; GOP candidate for governor in Colorado thinks a successful bike-sharing program in Denver threatens personal freedoms. We find out how an American ghost town ended up in the heart of the Amazon, and more, in our photo roundup of the top green news stories, below.

Tags: Bikes | Global Climate Change | Photo Galleries