Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
California Endangered: California's deserts, the Sierra Nevada and the San Francisco Bay Delta are three of the ten most vulnerable ecosystems to climate change in the United States, according to a new report.
Snowy Weekend: Just as the snow from the Christmas Blizzard of 2010 has mostly melted (and all the leftover garbage mostly collected) more snow may be on the way this weekend. [Related: Blow-by-Blow: Smowmageddon vs. Christmas Blizzard of 2010 .]
Disappearing Lakes: Glacial lakes are bursting and flooding, causing the lakes to disappear. Climate change isn't necessarily to blame, but it's not making it easier for the glacial ponds.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: China's Freezing Weather and California's Salmon Runs