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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 (opens in new tab). 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

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Brett Israel
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.