Science & Tech

New Bren School Lab Targets Solutions Through Markets

Environmental initiative works to find conservation improvements with positive economic benefits. Read story.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Plastic Bags? Throw ’Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards. Read story.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Spot the Fish Project Searches for Citizen Volunteers

Giant sea bass project recruits divers to identify individuals and territory. Read story.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Santa Barbara Drone Club Now Meeting

The new group is all about education and connecting pilots. Read story.

Monday, June 18, 2018

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
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