Here are the top environmental links folks are Digging today:

• LiveScience: "2008 Will Be Just a Second Longer"

NYT: "How Tiny Insects, With a Little Help, Survive on Plant Sap"

NYT [video]: "America's Disappearing Forests"

• LiveScience: "5 Ways To Green Your Christmas Tree"

• Planetsave: "Japan Plans to Arrest Sea Shepherd Crew"

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

The Noon Digg: 12/9
Can you stand one more second of 2008?; aphids are no saps; pine beetles' appetite for destruction; greening your Christmas tree; Japan vs. "Whale Wars" crew