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Our Daily Planet: Shipwreck Festival and Iron Horse Fire

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

Shipwreck Festival: The 30th Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival is Saturday (March 5) in Ann Arbor, Mich. Highlights include Lady Elgin, a sidewheel steamer that sank in Lake Michigan in 1860, and the Marion Egan, a Civil War-era two-masted schooner that sank in 1875 and was recently found intact in Lake Huron. [Related: Journey of North Carolina's Oldest Shipwreck ]

Iron Horse Fire: Firefighters in eastern Florida are battling the state's largest wildfire. A NASA satellite captured an images of the fires from space.

Wild Lands: The Bureau of Land Management will take a look at allowing development in so-called wilderness areas. The developments could include rangeland upgrades, wildlife-habitat enhancements or mountain biking trails.

Arkansas Earthquakes: Two injection wells in Arkansas may be shut down due to suspicion that they are causing the swarm of earthquakes in the state. [Related: Texas Earthquakes Maybe Triggered by Mining Process ]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Shipwreck Ghost Hunters and Arkansas Earthquakes

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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.