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Our Daily Planet: Mississippi River Flooding and Throat of Fire Eruption Photos

Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.

Before and After River Flooding: Check out images of the Mississippi River, before and after the historic flooding. [Related: What's Behind the Record Mississippi River Flooding? ]

Memphis Flooding: Memphis, Tenn., is the latest bull's eye for flooding along the Mississippi River. The similarities to the great 1937 flood are striking. [Countdown: Mightiest Floods of the Mississippi River. ]

Wolves Well: Wolves in the Northern Rockies have been declared fully recovered after a stint on the endangered species list.

Throat of Fire Erupts: See spectacular images of the Ecuador volcano eruption.

Japan Aftershock: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the island of Honshu. The quake is the 74th aftershock since the deadly March 11 earthquake.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Missouri Flood Photos and Shipwreck Booty

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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.