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Our Daily Planet: Baseball Rain-Outs and Must-Run Marathons

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

Rain Delay: Mother Nature must not be a baseball fan. There have been 26 games postponed by rain, snow and cold this year, which is five more than all of last year.

National Forests Controversy: The federal government is nearing an agreement on the first major overhaul of the planning for the nation's 193 million acres of parks and grasslands. Of course, there's plenty of bickering over what should be protected under the new plan.

Tiny Quakes: A pair of small earthquakes hit off the southeastern Massachusetts coast this past weekend. [Related: Maine's Tiny Earthquakes Explained ]

How to Close a State Park: California Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to close 70 of the state's parks, but how exactly does one shut-down a park?

Must-Run Marathons: From the California coast to Athens, Greece, this marathon bucket list is a great way to tour some of the planet's most amazing locales. [Related: 9 Stunning Scenic Races ]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch Forecast and the Morganza Spillway Opens

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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.