The top ten posts of the week, from Teslas to tiny houses

top ten posts of the week
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10. Women's personal care the green way

skin careBrian Bilek/CC BY 2.0 We're updating our "How to go Green" series and this one was a hit this week. More: Women's personal care the green way

9. It's time to stop putting up "high cholesterol" buildings

walls through time© Urban Green Council Long term health is more important than short term fad diets, in buildings as well as people. More: It's time to stop putting up "high cholesterol" buildings

8. Ozone Garden: These plants can tell you if the air you're breathing is clean

Ozone damage on tulip poplar leafDanica Lombardozzi National Center for Atmospheric Research/Promo image What if figuring out if the air you're breathing is clean was as simple as taking a stroll in your garden? It might be. More: Ozone Garden: These plants can tell you if the air you're breathing is clean

7. White House responds to petition asking for Tesla to be able to sell in all 50 states

President Barack ObamaPublic domain/Public Domain Harry Truman had a sign on his desk saying "The buck stops here." Evidently President Obama does not. More: White House responds to petition asking for Tesla to be able to sell in all 50 states

6. Game-changing rooftop solar boom is squeezing the profits out of coal power in Australia

Solar PV Panelspgegreenenergy/CC BY 3.0 The government of Australia may not care much about the environment but the citizens are voting with their wallets and going seriously solar. More: Game-changing rooftop solar boom is squeezing the profits out of coal power in Australia

5. This invasive plant is swallowing the U.S. at the rate of 50,000 baseball fields per year

Kudzu growing on treesWikimedia/Public Domain Well, kill me with a Kudzu, this thing is just taking over. More: This invasive plant is swallowing the U.S. at the rate of 50,000 baseball fields per year

4. You CAN get sued for ugly

516 Euclid front© Louis Cherry Architect No, this house isn't ugly, but the architect and owner got sued because the neighbor didin't like it. That's wrong. More: You CAN get sued for ugly

3. Artist Jay Nelson builds monster home at 200 square feet

Jay nelson tiny house exterior© Jay Nelson I called it a monster home because this guy usually designs places to live that are a quarter that size. He's bulking up! More: Artist Jay Nelson builds monster home at 200 square feet

2. She's going to dig the HERShovel, a garden tool scientifically designed for women

Green Heron Tools HERShovel© Green Heron Tools It's about time that farm and garden tools broke out of the 'one size fits all' model, and these two women farmers are bridging that gender gap with tools designed specifically for women. More: She's going to dig the HERShovel, a garden tool scientifically designed for women

1. Tesla's 2017 mass-market EV to be called 'Model 3', Roadster to be upgraded to 400 miles range

Elon Musk talkingJD Lasica/CC BY-NC 2.0 Our hero Elon Musk announces the new cheaper Model III, which will be available in MMXVII. More: Tesla's 2017 mass-market EV to be called 'Model 3', Roadster to be upgraded to 400 miles range

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