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Our Daily Planet: SoCal Snow and South Pole Tragedy

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

Snowy SoCal: A rare dusting of snow hit several cities in Southern California this past weekend, including Burbank, Glendale and Studio City. [Related: World's Snow Cover Seen from Space .]

Bolivia Landslides: Intense rains triggered landslides in Bolivia, destroying more than 300 homes.

Wild Mustang Roundup Halted: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management halted a controversial gather of wild mustangs in northeastern Nevada.

Arkansas Earthquake: The biggest earthquake to hit Arkansas since 1969 struck Sunday night. The magnitude 4.7 quake stuck near Greenbrier, just north of Little Rock. There are no reports of damage or injuries.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Christchurch Earthquake Witness and Severe Weather

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.