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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

UC Santa Barbara Targets Zika

Part of six-UC research project to develop effective tactics against virus-carrying mosquito. Read story.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Not All Wrack Is Ruin

Sea wrack, or kelp, keeps the bugs and the birds alive, depending on beach management. Read story.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Rising Tides: Sea Levels in Santa Barbara

The rapidly melting Antarctic Ice Sheet is slowly swelling toward us. Read story.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Invasive Tamarisk Targeted by Forest Service

The weed has spread into Los Padres and poses a fire danger. Read story.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Can Giant Kelp Be Restored Off Goleta Beach?

A surfer-engineer is diving to find out. Read story.

Originally published 7:18 a.m., June 2, 2017
Updated 12:00 p.m., June 6, 2017

Self-Mutating Microbes Discovered

Tiny archaea found to be able to split their genes and target genetic mutation. Read story.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Ocean-Air Carbon Dioxide Chemistry Experiment

UCSB's Tim Devries decodes the variability of CO2 absorption. Read story.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

No Rain, No Beach

Dry El Niño proved devastating to California beaches. Read story.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tiger Salamander Recovery Plan Released

Northern Santa Barbara County endangered species needs vernal pools and squirrel burrows to thrive. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2016
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