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Fight over Sriracha Factory Simmers Down

Sriracha fans, you can breathe easy (and stop hoarding bottles of chili sauce)—the #srirachapocalypse has definitively ended. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported yesterday that the city of Irwindale, Calif.

May 29, 2014 — Annie Sneed

Endangered Manatees Face a New Threat: Lawsuits

What do manatees and bureaucracy have in common? They both have a tendency to move slowly—sometimes painfully slowly. In Florida manatees’ own lethargy puts the animals at risk of being killed or injured by the speedboats that zip through the state’s waterways.

July 8, 2014 — John R. Platt
Lawsuit to Remove Plant from Endangered Species List Completely Backfires

Lawsuit to Remove Plant from Endangered Species List Completely Backfires

Oh what a difference a few years makes. Just four years ago, the rare California shrub known as the Indian Knob mountain balm (Eriodictyon altissimum) was poised to drop off the endangered species list after the threats to its existence had mostly been abated.

December 12, 2013 — John R. Platt
The Long, Strange Saga of the Endangered Hawaiian Hawk

The Long, Strange Saga of the Endangered Hawaiian Hawk

The National Wilderness Institute no longer exists. Its Web site has disappeared, its phone number has been disconnected and the founder has moved on to become a senior advisor for the conservative Heritage Foundation.

February 21, 2014 — John R. Platt

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