Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
Spring Snow: From Fargo To New York City, winter isn't fading without a fight. A late March snowstorm is sweeping across the Midwest and Northeast.
Iowa Tornadoes: At least two tornadoes hit central Iowa yesterday. No injuries were reported, but the twisters snapped trees and knocked down farm buildings. [Related: California Tornadoes: Strange But True .]
Oil-Covered Penguins: Oil from a wrecked freighter has covered 20,000 endangered penguins in the South Atlantic.
Malibu Mudslides: Record rainfall triggered flooding, mudslides and power outages in the Los Angeles area.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: California Tornado and Color Photos of 1914 Antarctica