Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
Texas Fish Freeze: The recent winter storms that hit the South didn't damage Texas fisheries as much as feared, yet hundreds of turtles have died, according to preliminary aerial surveys.
Forest Service Logjam: The U.S. Forest Service has been caught in a legal bind, which has prevented both logging and conservation. It said Thursday it was revising its planning rules to take more control over national forests to help find common ground.
Barrier Reef Blasted: Cyclone Yasi and ongoing flooding have socked Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The wet weather has forced polluted water into the fragile ecosystem. [Related: Great Barrier Reef Clouded by Sediments Stirred by Storm ]
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Arroyo Toads and Bald Eagles