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

Return of the Buzzards: In an annual tradition, the first buzzard of the year was spotted at 8:28 a.m. in Hinckley, Ohio, followed by dozens more. That's a sign that spring is near, say locals.

Bear Relocated: Having a bear hibernate and give birth under the deck of a high-end vacation home isn't the best way to attract guests. So biologists moved the momma bear and her cubs to a custom-built, camo-covered den with wall-to-wall straw on a ridge overlooking a lake.

Flood Fears: Despite heavy rain, the threat of major flooding in northern New Jersey has waned. The Ohio River is also rapidly receding. [Related: Flood Watch: Where Did All This Water Come From?]

Whale Shark Tagged: For the first time, a whale shark has been satellite-tagged. Scientists will follow the shark, tagged off the coast of India, on its migration.

Tsunami Cleanup: The South Kona reef in Hawaii was hit hard by the tsunami. Scuba divers are working to remove the debris littered throughout the water. [In Images: Midway Atoll Socked by Japan Tsunami ]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Kilauea Wildfire and New Tsunami Warning Center Our Daily Planet: Po the Panda and Oil Spill's Air Pollution

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