Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
Indiana Earthquake: A magnitude-4.2 earthquake struck Indiana this morning, according to the USGS.
Population 7 Billion: Our amazing planet will be populated by 7 billion people sometime in 2011 (opens in new tab). How will the planet handle all of us?
Forest Protection in China: In an effort to preserve biodiversity and tackle climate change, China announced plans to expand protection of its forests over the next decade.
Polar Bear Spy Cams: High-tech cameras that look more like droids from "Star Wars" are spying on polar bears in the Arctic islands of Norway.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Denver Snow and Australia Floods