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Thousands of Plaintiffs Added to Refugio Oil Spill Case

Litigation follows footsteps of 1969 Union Oil spill attorneys. Read story.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lawmakers Move to Impede Offshore Oil Leases

A pair of bills aim to counter the federal government's new push for production. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Santa Barbara Experiences a Rainy March, but a Dry Year

Water year only 34 percent of normal for precipitation. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

California's Whale Protection Program Expands

The effort to slow tankers off California also helps reduce pollution. Read story.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Summerland's Becker Well Capped

The $1.4-million project has been in the works for three years. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Santa Barbara's Drought Upgraded from ‘Moderate’ to ‘Severe’

Southern California is recording yet another one of its hottest, driest winters ever. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Steelhead Trout in Santa Ynez Are Getting a $1M Bridge

A state grant will help restore more natural conditions along Quiota Creek. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In Symbolic Vote, County Opposes Offshore Drilling

Santa Barbara becomes 27th county to resist Trump's plans. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

SBIFF’s Climate Change Films

Social justice for Mother Earth takes center stage at this year’s festival. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Santa Barbara's Drought Never Left

When bad news is good news. Read story.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Summerland's Becker Well Capping Delayed

Water quality remains poor and there’s bad weather ahead. Read story.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Environmental Defense Center Project Taps Volunteers During Emergencies

Effort receives cash infusion from The Fund for Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Big $550,000 Grant Will Pay for Veronica Meadows Restoration

The state Fish & Wildlife money will be used to remediate badly eroded banks. Read story.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Rincon Island Being Added to California Coastal Sanctuary

The rocky island jutting just south of La Conchita was a Greka Energy holding. Read story.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Santa Barbara Hits Its Seventh Year of Drought

With little left in Cachuma and less precipitation forecasted, things aren't looking up. Read story.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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