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Our Daily Planet: Northeastern Blizzard

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

Big Blizzard: The northeastern United States is buried under snow. Holiday travel is a mess in the New York City region, and the National Football League was forced to cancel its Sunday night game in Philadelphia. [Related: What Are the Chances of a White Christmas Across the Globe?]

Snow Day: There's not much other news today, but there are plenty of pictures of the snow. Check the snowfall totals on the interactive map at Weather.com.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Wilderness Preservation and White Christmas

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at bisrael@techmedianetwork.com. 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.