Environment News

Broken Pumps Lead to 175 Endangered Steelhead Deaths

In the past year, 175 endangered steelhead trout reportedly died in Hilton Creek, a tributary of the Santa Ynez River, when pumps operated by the federal Bureau of Reclamation failed to function properly. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Fukushima Fallout

We investigate the facts and fiction surrounding the Fukushima nuclear disaster and what they mean for Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Suit Filed Over Gaviota Coast Project

Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Surfrider Foundation sue developer, County of Santa Barbara over Paradiso del Mare. Read story.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Questions Remain Over Offshore Acidizing

Differing definitions of technical drilling terms may explain why Platform Holly dispute exists. Read story.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Elizabeth Kolbert on the End of the World

The Sixth Extinction author comes to Santa Barbara this weekend. Read story.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gaviota Homes Approved

Supervisors give green light to controversial Paradiso del Mare project. Read story.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pollution Rules Watered Down?

Environmental groups sue the California Water Resources Control Board. Read story.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gaviota Coast Plan Clears Planning Commission

The road map that will dictate how the Gaviota Coast is visited, inhabited, preserved, and developed for decades to come cleared a major stepping stone last month as the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission finished hammering out the revised plan and will send it to the Board of Supervisors so the county can initiate environmental review. Read story.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Conservationist's Lompoc Land Deal Goes Awry

County sees eminent domain as only option in tiger salamander habitat case. Read story.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

110 New Oil Wells On the Way?

County gives Santa Maria Energy permission to start drilling, but an appeal is likely. Read story.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gaviota Natural and Cultural Stewardship Discussed

Planning commission begins review of GavPac resource issues. Read story.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Scientists Find Unique Bacteria at Gaviota State Beach

San Diego researchers discover new species that could cure deadly human infections. Read story.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Schools Getting Money for Energy Efficiency

Schools in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties will split up $8.5 million to spend on energy efficiency, according to State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson. Read story.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ocean 101 for Kids

NOAA's “Ocean for Life” program changes attitudes and the environment. Read story.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Potential Naples Buyer Heading Before Supes

All parties involved in the tentative sale of Naples will be at the Santa Barbara County supervisors' meeting on 7/2. Read story.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
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