Here are some interesting environmental links folks are Digging today:

The New York Times: "Efficiency and Recycling at the Super Bowl"

— The NYT's Green Inc. blog reports on the eco-efforts undertaken at Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium prior to last night's Super Bowl, which have saved the stadium $580,000 over the past five years. For more on how Tampa and NFL officials greened the Super Bowl this year, see Friday's Last Call.

The Guardian: "UK wakes to heaviest snow in decades"

— 2009 is already shaping up to be an annus frigidus, as Punxsutawney Phil prognosticated this morning,  and the U.K. got a reminder today with 4 inches of snow that could turn into 8 by the end of the day. It's Britain's most in 20 years, and has cancelled or delayed dozens of flights at London airports. 

• EcoGeek: "Obama's First Week Was Kinda Awesome"

EcoGeek founder Hank Green sums up President Obama's first week in office, declaring its environmental progress "awesome." For someone who doesn't seem to like former President Bush very much, Green sure sound sound like him.

• BBC News: "Tadpoles may hold cancer clue"

— The key to fighting skin cancer, which is caused by the uncontrolled movement of pigment cells, could be found in tadpoles, according to British researchers. In a new study, scientists from the University of East Anglia identified a manmade compound that blocks movement of the pigment cells that give tadpoles their distinctive markings. While it offers hope for blocking skin cancer in humans, one scientist involved says that's a "long shot," adding, "We are quite far away from a cure for melanoma."

• SmugMug [photo]: Bighorn sheep dangle from helicopter

— Five bighorn sheep are aerially "transplanted" to Utah's Desolation Canyon on Jan. 15 in this photo by Brad Crompton of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Russell McLendon

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