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Our Daily Planet: Hillary Visits the Arctic and Europe's Ticking TIme Bomb

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

Europe's Ticking Time Bomb: Mount Vesuvius, one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, is more active than previously thought. Is Europe prepared for an eruption? [The World's 5 Most Active Volcanoes ]

Spain Earthquake: The magnitude 5.2 earthquake yesterday in Spain was the country's biggest since 1954. [Related: Spain's Surprisingly Deadly Earthquakes Were Small But Shallow ]

Hillary Visits the Arctic: The Secretary of State touched down in Greenland on her way to a meeting about global warming's impact on the Arctic.

Mount Etna Erupts: New eruptions began yesterday, pumping steam and ash into the sky. Check out the photos.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Mississippi River Photos and Maine Microquakes

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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.