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

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

The Wet Coast: Los Angeles is reeling from its storm of the decade, which brought floods, landslides and record rainfall, with more on the way. Forecasters are puzzled by what could be L.A.'s wettest December in history.

Heathrow Frozen: A few inches of snow has shut down London's Heathrow airport, leaving passengers fuming.

Earthquake in Iran: A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Iran yesterday, killing 7 and injuring 33.

What's the Catch?: The fishing industry's explosive growth has affected ocean ecosystems, but how much this growth has depleted biodiversity is under debate.

Nature Newsmaker: Jane Lubchenco is the journal Nature's Newsmaker of the Year (opens in new tab). Read about how she faced the Gulf oil spill, and about her goal to revolutionize U.S. ocean management.

Lunar Eclipse: Miss last night's lunar eclipse? Here's the video.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Lunar Eclipse and Holiday Travel

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

Brett Israel was a staff writer for Live Science with a focus on environmental issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Georgia, a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, and has studied doctorate-level biochemistry at Emory University.