Environment News

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

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

Coastal Protection? Nature Does It Best

With fiercer storms and growing challenges from climate change, California can get help from nature’s coastal systems. Read story.

Monday, November 20, 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

ExxonMobil Applies to Truck Crude Oil from Las Flores

Hopes to restart offshore platforms; Plains All American applies to rebuild broken pipe responsible for Refugio Oil Spill. Read story.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Gaviota Fuel Break Faces Legal Challenge

Wildfire prep plans encounter Refugio manzanita protectors. Read story.

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