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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.

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

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