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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.

Colorado Bike Race: A professional bicycle race through Colorado National Monument has the National Park Service battling powerful politicians over the controversial route.

Heatwaves on Deck: Deadly heatwaves could become more common in the coming decades, a new study suggests.

Spring time: Spring's official start is just a few days from today. Read about the science behind the start of spring.

Hawaii Tourism Takes Hit: Hawaii suffered millions of dollars in damage when the tsunami generated by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan. Now it faces a loss in tourism dollars with fewer Japanese visitors -- the Aloha State is the top U.S. destination for Japanese tourists.

Tropical Storm Cherono: With winds of up to 50 mph (80 kph), Tropical Storm Cherono is swirling over the south Indian Ocean.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Chile Earthquake and Minnesota's New Baby Camel

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at bisrael@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @btisrael.

Our Daily Planet: Chile Earthquake and Minnesota's New Baby Camel