Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
New York Forests: New York state bought 89,000 acres in the Adirondacks for $30 million, with plans to conserve the land.
Western Snow: On the heels of the East Coast's Christmas Blizzard, western residents got their own winter storm yesterday, with some areas getting 2 feet snow.
Gulf Coastline: Oil from the massive BP Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to mar 168 miles of Louisiana coastline.
Cleaner Rivers: Rivers in England and Wales are the cleanest they've been since the Industrial Revolution. Many species of wildlife are back in the waters in record numbers.
Australia Flooding: A flooded area in northwestern Australia bigger than the state of Texas has affected 200,000 people.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Indiana Earthquake and Polar Bear Spy Cams