Our Daily Planet: Colorado Wildlife Crossing and Deep Sea Diving in Brazil

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

Wildlife Crossing: A highway overpass for wildlife will be built in Colorado. The design will resemble a forest, complete with shrubs and meadows.

Brazil Deep Diving: Researchers are diving deep off the coast of Brazil to explore unique coral reefs. Follow their expedition on one team member's blog, or by searching #Abrolhos2011 on twitter. [Related: 'Sobering Sight' Spotted on Brazilian Sea Floor .]

Arctic Probe: An expedition to discover how Arctic sea ice melts will embark in early March.

"Gasland" Oscar Nod: The film "Gasland" spotlighted the perils of natural gas drilling. Now it's up for an Academy Award for best documentary.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Mount McKinley Solo Climber and Sydney's New Baby Gorilla

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.