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Southern California Is Losing Its Clouds

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

Wednesday, June 13, 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

Remapping Montecito

FEMA is establishing new 'hazard zones' and 100-year-flood elevations. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thomas Fire Ash Sampled in the Santa Barbara Channel

UCSB grad students take the 'Sally Ride' on a channel cruise. Read story.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ancient Sirenians of the Channel Islands

Geologists find sea cow fossil on Santa Rosa. Read story.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Santa Barbara's Raw Science Film Festival

The three-day event consists of movies, exhibits, and educational workshops that mingle science and pop culture. Read story.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

In Your Bag, Not Your Bra, Says California Cell Phone Advisory

Possible health effects of radiofrequency energy prompts warning. Read story.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Understanding Power Outages During the Thomas Fire

Why did Santa Barbara lose power during the Thomas Fire? Is everything fixed? Read story.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

When Evacuation Orders Go Wrong

Behind the 2:19 a.m. alert that freaked out Santa Barbara County during the Thomas Fire Read story.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New Study Counts Fracked Wells’ Proximity to Private Water Wells

Analysis by UCSB researchers Scott Jasechko and Debra Perrone furthers 2016 EPA study on public water wells. Read story.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Brown Boobies Nesting off Santa Barbara Island

It’s the first record of the seabirds multiplying on the Channel Islands. Read story.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Giant Sea Bass: For Lunch or Dive Buddy?

UCSB study examines alternate values of big fish species. Read story.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Study Finds Two-Thirds of Local Beaches Will Be Lost to Sea-Level Rise by 2100

The recent study looks at how coastal wetlands, beaches, and shore species will be affected. Read story.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sea-Level Rise and Its Effects on Carpinteria

A meeting has been set for Monday at Carp City Hall, 5:30 p.m. Read story.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Beware of Eclipse Eye Protection

Only certain equipment will protect you from the sun. Read story.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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