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Our Daily Planet: Deforestation Tracking and Kizimen Erupts

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

Snow Plains: Oklahoma and north Texas are becoming well acquainted with snow this year. Yet another winter storm is headed their way. [Related: Texas and Oklahoma Snow Lingers .]

Monitoring Deforestation: The world's best deforestation tracking system is found in the country with the most rainforest, Brazil.

Kizimen Erupts: Russa's Kizimen volcano has begun erupting, shooting ash up to 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) high. The BBC has some incredible video of the eruption.

Climate Migration: Floods, storms and other impacts of climate change could chase unprecedented numbers of people from the Asia-Pacific region.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Australia Wildfires and Cold Super Bowls

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.