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Our Daily Planet: Fargo Flood Watch and a Gruesome Gulf Coast

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

Gruesome Gulf: Dead dolphins, and now sea turtles, continue to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast. Scientists have found more evidence that oil from last year's spill may be to blame.

Flood Fight: The Red River threatens to flood the city of Fargo, N.D. Residents think they are ready.

Name that Snake: Voters have chosen a name for the Bronx Zoo's famous runaway Egyptian cobra -- Mia. That's right, as in "missing in action."

Coastal Canal Controversy: To fix the environmental damage caused by canals along the Mississippi River, engineers want to dig yet another canal.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Baby Eagle Watch and the Hurricane Forecast

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.