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Go Blue & Green in 2018

The “Santa Barbara Independent” annual adventure guide to the great outdoors. Read story.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Southern California Is Losing Its Clouds

New study reveals a significant decline since the 1970s. Read story.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Watch This Live Stream of Some Condor Chicks

Live video of the baby condors is streaming from Hopper Mountain in Ventura County. Read story.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Amazing Ability of Pasture Grass to Sequester Carbon

The century-old Chamberlin Ranch turns to new techniques that improve rangeland and so much more. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Talk Reveals Lone Woman of San Nicolas May Not Have Been Alone

Research by historian Susan Morris locates records of contemporaneous visits to the island. Read story.

Originally published 10:35 a.m., April 11, 2018
Updated 1:06 p.m., April 17, 2018

Free ‘Nature Therapy’ at Cachuma Lake

Residents impacted by natural disasters can visit without paying day-use fee. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Uncertain Future of Montecito’s Trails

Favorite hikes in Santa Barbara front country have been ravaged by fire and flood. Read story.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Big Nature in Lone Pine

This Owens Valley hub offers grand vistas and movie-set nostalgia. Read story.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

How the Thomas Fire Quickly Became the Fourth Largest Wildfire to Burn in California

The Thomas Fire burns 242,500 acres across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., December 14, 2017
Updated 12:24 p.m., December 14, 2017

Birds of Prey on Display at Mission Rose Garden

Injured birds of prey find daily care with Eyes in the Sky. Read story.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Welcome to the Jungle

Filmmaker Morgan Maassen goes around the world in 17 minutes. Read story.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Congressman Salud Carbajal and Senator Kamala Harris Introduce Central Coast Heritage Act

Seeks wilderness designation for 250,000 acres of public land. Read story.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bodysurfer Defends World Title in Oceanside

Former lifeguard finds competitive fun at annual championships. Read story.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Striped Bass in Southern California

The fish was spotted in the shallows chasing a one-ounce lure. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Gear Guide: Patagonia Sleeping Bag and Cinch Pack

New offerings from the outdoor giant emphasize comfort and durability. Read story.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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