Environment News

Supes Show Heightened Scrutiny of Potential Naples Developers

The supervisors sent a message to potential Naples property investors this week, effectively telling them that any efforts toward developing the land will be met by extreme scrutiny. Read story.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Things to Know with Jean-Michel Cousteau

Ocean preservationist talks about chemicals in our waters, fish bones neutralizing lead, and his upcoming fundraiser at Cate School. Read story.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Trailblazing Gaviota the Slow Way

Planning committee grinding out details of public trail access. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Owners at Naples?

Boston investment firm ready to write check for Gaviota property. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Big Boats Banned from Dumping Waste Close to Shore

EPA creates the largest “No Discharge Zone” in the country. Read story.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Much Ado About Jellyfish

Experts question claims about surging populations. Read story.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

California Tide Pools? There’s an App for That

Now available for free at the Apple Store. Read story.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

County Waits to Weigh In On Naples

The county is sitting back see what happens in the fraternal battle between developer Matt Osgood and First National Bank over who owns the right to develop Naples. Read story.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Otter Comment Period Extended

Those interested in supporting or fighting the plan to end the 24-year-old translocation program now have until November 21. Read story.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Water Watchdogs with a Camera

A first look at Santa Barbara ChannelKeeper's new video series that's aimed at catching polluters on tape. Read story.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Naples, Au Naturel

This week’s guided kayak tour of the Gaviota Coast will benefit the Naples Coalition. Read story.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Starting a Swamp

On Monday, the hard work to restore the Channel Islands' biggest coastal wetland started at Prisoner's Harbor on Santa Cruz Island. Read story.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bixby Being Bad?

Coastal Commission staff hits Gaviota Ranch with notice of violations. Read story.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Solarize Santa Barbara Extended

The deal-cutting program to put more solar panels on Santa Barbara roofs gets extended but near end. Read story.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hibbits Ranch Goes Ag for Good

Hibbits Ranch in east Lompoc made it official this week—it is going to be in agriculture forever. Read story.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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