Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
Methane Diet: The massive amount of methane released during the BP oil spill was almost entirely gobbled up by microbes.
Dalai Lama Seeing Green: The Tibetan spiritual leader wants to focus on combating climate change's impact on the Himalayas.
Louisiana Land Loss: The Bayou State lost 2,300 square miles of coastal wetland and shoreline property over the past 70 years. [Related: 5 Years After Katrina, Louisiana Ecosystems On the Ropes .]
Oh, Snow: Snow is falling across the Northeast today. [Related: Blow-by-Blow: Smowmageddon vs. Christmas Blizzard of 2010 .]
Blame La Nina: The floods in Australia and other recent severe weather can be blamed on a strong La Nina. But is it linked to climate change?
Bird Deaths: Mass bird and fish deaths actually occur quite regularly, say scientists.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: China's National Parks and Disappearing Lakes