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Our Daily Planet: Tropical Cyclone Dianne and California's King Tides

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

Australia Cyclone: As Western Australia begins to clean up after Tropical Cyclone Carlos, eyes are already shifting offshore to looming Tropical Cyclone Dianne.

Extreme Rain and Snow: A new study links heavy rainfall and snowfall to man-made climate change. The extreme weather from 2010 was not included in their analysis. The scientists studied climate trends from 1951 to 1999. [Related: The Biggest Natural Disasters of 2010 .]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Cyclone Carlos and a Vanishing Volcano Glacier

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.