Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
Winter Solstice: People around the world will celebrate the winter solstice tomorrow. So just what is the winter solstice anyway?
Lunar Eclipse Tonight: If the weather cooperates, a total lunar eclipse will be visible tonight. Those in North and Central America will have ringside seats.
Illegal Trade Rises: As wealth increases across Asia, so does illegal wildlife trade, according to the wildlife trade monitoring group Traffic.
Green Alps: The Alps may be going green, and that's not a good thing.
Bald Eagle Comeback: Bird-watchers in eastern Pennsylvania spotted a record number of migrating bald eagles this fall.
Frozen Travel: Snow and cold weather have put the freeze on holiday travel across much of Europe.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Golden Snowball Award and Christmas Bird Count