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Our Daily Planet: Australia Wildfires and Cold Super Bowls

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

Australia Wildfires: First it was the flooding, then a cyclone, and now wildfires have hit Australia. Forty-one homes around Perth in Western Australia have already been destroyed. [Related: Cylcone Yasi Pounds Flood-Ravaged Australia .]

Cave Rock: A proposed bike path around Cave Rock near Lake Tahoe, considered to be a sacred site by the Washoe Tribe, has created controversy.

Climate Scientist Dies: Danish paleoclimatologist Willi Dansgaard, the first person to recognize the climate history in Greenland's ice cap, died at 88.

Bushmeat Deadly: Hunters in Tanzania's Uzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve are pushing species toward extinction.

Cold Super Bowls: The cold, snowy weather leading up to Super Bowl XLV may be a common scene the next few years. Super Bowl XLVI will be played in Indianapolis. In 2014, the Super Bowl will be played outdoors near New York City. [Related: Super Freeze Hits Before Super Bowl .]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Super Bowl Storm and a Yasi Baby Born

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at 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.