Here are the top environmental links folks are Digging today:

• Red, Green and Blue: "From Solar Panels to Sarah Palins: The Top 10 Green Politics Stories of 2008"

— Enviropolitical blog Red, Green & Blue has compiled a list of its top 10 posts of the past year.

• Flickr [photo]: "Supercell Sunset at Lake Waurika in Oklahoma, USA"

— An Oklahoman photog with an eye for weather shots saw the silver lining in this imposing thunderstorm.

• MSNBC: "Billion-gallon sludge flood could change utility"

— The story of Kingston, Tenn., being buried in a billion gallons of coal slurry just in time for Christmas got a bit lost amid the holiday hubbub, but the flood's vast scale — larger than the Exxon Valdez spill — and a growing concern about the toxins it spread are helping keep it in the headlines. 

The Daily Telegraph: "Global warming: Reasons why it might not actually exist"

— Pointing out that it's cold has been a hot topic among climate-change deniers the last few weeks, and London's Daily Telegraph apparently isn't above capitalizing on this niche market. A day after letting Christopher Booker opine that manmade global warming was "disproved" in 2008, the paper has now compiled a selective list of arguments against human culpability in climate change. Digg readers have reported this story as "possibly inaccurate." 

U.S. News & World Report: "The Top 5 Environmental Newsmakers of 2008"

U.S. News' Maura Judkis lists 2008's top five folks who made eco-news, a roundup that seems even more sane and objective when compared with The Telegraph's reflections on the past year. 

Russell McLendon

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