Our Daily Planet: Texas Wildfire Watch and Korean Volcano Talks

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Wildfire Watch: Texas' governor surveyed the Texas Wildfires May Rank Among State's Worst .]

Iowa Twisters: The Storm Chasers Capture Twin Tornadoes on Video .]

Volcano Talks: North and South Korea are bickering about how to jointly address volcanic activity at Mt. Baekdu.

BP's Next Challenge: Since scientists may need years to sort out exactly how the oil spill has harmed the Gulf, the next phase of the BP cleanup will involve figuring out who, if anyone, should foot the bill.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Civil War Weather and Confused Polar Bears

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.