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Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.

State of Emergency: As another strong storm blows in from the Pacific, half a dozen Southern California counties are in a state of emergency.

Wolf Return?: An environmental group plans to sue the Obama administration to force the return of gray wolves across the lower 48 states.

Flesh-Eating Fungus: As tens of thousands of bats fly into caves and mines to hibernate, many won't fly back out because of a flesh-eating fungus that is decimating bat populations.

Peak La Nina: This year's unusually strong La Nina weather phenomenon may have hit its peak.

Polar Bear Suit: Alaskan officials will sue the federal government over the designation of a critical Arctic habitat for polar bears faced with the effects of climate change.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Los Angeles Storms and Iran's Earthquake

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