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

Record Snow: Another winter storm slammed the northeastern United States overnight. The latest snowfall makes this January the snowiest in history for New York City.

Deadly Time for Sea Turtles: More sea turtles were killed in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill than at any similar period over the last two decades.

Sharking Pledges: Countries that fish large numbers of sharks have failed to meet a 10-year-old pledge to conserve the species.

Lion Meat Tacos: A restaurant in Arizona had planned to serve lion meat tacos in February. That's not going to happen now. Violent threats prompted the restaurant's owner to call off the stunt.

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

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