Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
BP's Billion-Dollar Payment: BP will fork over $1 billion to restore ecosystems damaged by last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Wildfires Video: An amazing video of the wildfires in Hardin County, Texas, shows a close call where people were surrounded by fire.
Free Climbers: Check out the death-defying climbers of Yosemite National Park, who use little more than their own hands to scale the rock. [See images of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks ]
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Inside Japan's Nuclear Hot Zone and Indiana Tornadoes