Our Daily Planet: Arkansas Tornado Video and Poplar Bluff Flooding

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Arkansas Tornadoes: For the second straight day, deadly storms, including reported tornadoes, hit Arkansas. Raw video footage shows the devastation in Vilonia. [Related: Arkansas Tornadoes Add to Possible April Record ]

Poplar Bluff, Mo., Flooding: More than 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain in 5 days has residents in Poplar Bluff, Mo., scrambling for higher ground as the Black River pours over levees.

Explosive Storms: The weather is reloading for another round of severe weather in the eastern third of the country.

Wolverine Photos: A bait camera snapped photos of two threatened wolverines in Northern Oregon.

Lion Dies: A 23-year old resident at the Los Angeles Zoo, Lionel the Lion, has died, officials said Tuesday.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Arkansas Deadly Storms and Midwest Flooding

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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.