Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
Chesapeake Bay Rebound: The blue crab population is growing in the Chesapeake Bay, but the system's bays, marshes and rivers are still threatened by pollution.
San Francisco Bay Bill: A $1 billion bill to restore the San Francisco Bay wetlands died in Congress, but locals say they'll revive it next year.
Salmon Run Record: More than 2,300 chinook salmon, a threatened species, finished their fall run in one California river, up from 500 salmon last year.
Australia Floods: Rising rivers in parts of Australia's southern Queensland state have prompted mass evacuations.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: East Coast Blizzard and South Florida Freeze