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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.

Tornadoes Strike: Severe storms hit the Midwest yesterday, uprooting trees and tossing cars, yet no injuries were reported. Some brave storm chasers captured a vicious tornado in Bowling Green, Missouri. [Infographic: Tornado! An Inside Look at Tornado Season ]

Oil Spill Anniversary: One year ago today, BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded and sank. How is the damage and response today?

Frozen Tundra: Nearly 9 inches (23 centimeters) of snow fell in Green Bay, Wis. That's the city's greatest snowfall this late in the season.

Terrible Texas Wildfires: Firefighters don't see an end to the raging wildfires that have burned a million acres in Texas. [Related: Wild Images of Texas Wildfires ]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: North Carolina Tornado Photos and Earthquake Drill

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