Here are the top environmental links folks are Digging today:

• TinyPic [photo]: "The Clouds Are Attacking" 
— Stephen King's "The Mist" vacations in the Andes.

• PhysOrg: "A View From the Other Side: Dubai Plans to Cool Sizzling Sandy Beach" 
— PhysOrg runs a PR-heavy article about Dubai's plans to overengineer its way out of another problem, this time hot sand.

• ars technica: "Good news for wind, bad for ethanol in major energy study" 
— A Stanford engineering professor has painstakingly reviewed and compared 12 types of alternative energy. 

• [video]: "Eric Schmidt: Google Would Drill for Enhanced Geothermal" 
— Google's Eric Schmidt explains enhanced geothermal power, and why Google would focus on it rather than fossil fuels.

• metacafe [video]: "Dolphin Stampede" 
— Not to be outdone by swarming jellyfish, a mesmerizing horde of dolphins makes a mammalian show of force.

Russell McLendon ( @russmclendon ) writes about humans and other wildlife.

The Noon Digg: 12/16
Cloud invasion; Dubai: "beach, please"; wind wins over ethanol; Google would drill for geothermal; dolphins swarming