Here are the top environmental links folks are Digging today:
— Googling produces 7 grams of carbon dioxide, according to research from a Harvard physicist who factored in the electricity used both by the Googler's computer and the servers powering the search.
• Vimeo [video]: "The North Wind Blew South"
— Diggers discovered this music video by artist Keith Loutit, who paired faux-miniature time-lapse footage of various coastal and nature scenes with Headless Heroes' song "The North Wind Blew South" to create a surreal montage.
• YouTube [video]: "Antarctica Condition 1 Weather"
— Researchers at Antarctica's McMurdo Station host this minute-long glimpse of what it's like during "Condition 1" weather at the bottom of the world.
• Discovery News: "Neanderthals: Done in by Competition, Not Climate"
— Despite their downfall coinciding with a major cooling of Europe, in which icebergs descended as far south as Spain, Neanderthals didn't die out because of climate change, according to archaeologists. That theory had gained traction recently, but since Neanderthals had survived similar freezes, the scientists say competition from prehistoric humans is the more likely cause.
• CleanTechnica: "The Truth About Electronics Companies and Recycling"
— Next month's digital conversion will likely lead to widespread TV dumping, but many electronics companies don't make it easy on consumers who want to recycle their e-waste, CleanTechnica's Ariel Schwartz reports.