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The Choice

<b>By Nancy Gibbs</b><p><i>Not the glittering weapon fights the fight</i>, says the proverb, <i>but rather the hero’s heart</i>.<p>Maybe this is true in any battle; it is surely …

Ebola Is Going Global. Or Not.

West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has already claimed about 2,000 victims, could get a lot worse before it gets better -- particularly in the …

Why California's Plastic Bag Ban Might Backfire

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Lightweight, ubiquitous and much maligned, the plastic bag is under fire.<p>Its role in pollution has sparked a statewide ban in California, but this good-intentioned measure could have unforeseen consequences.<p>As part of the ban, grocers and pharmacies can no …

Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attempt

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

The Last Spring: Protecting Florida’s Manatees

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic News Watch blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Text by iLCP Fellow and Founder Cristina Goettsch …

Invasive apple snail threatens Florida Everglades clean up

MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida wildlife and water managers are worried about an invasive snail that is wreaking havoc on the state’s billion-dollar effort to remove chemicals from the fragile Everglades.<p>A Snail Kite, one of Florida’s iconic breeding bird species, perches on a branch at J. W. Corbett …