Wednesday, June 20th 2018

U.N. Slaps Cargo Ship Companies with Emissions Reduction Order

Carolina Watts Staff Writer Delegates from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently established a aggressive plan of action to reduce pollution from international shipping by mandating...

Appreciating Preserved Wildlife at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Conservation

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Algae, raptors, and bears are only three of the many specimens that eventually find their way to collections of The Cheadle Center...

UCSB Researcher Tries to Understand Massive Sea Star Population Declines

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Carol Blanchette, a faculty member at UCSB, researches marine and community ecology, as well as balancing leadership roles in the Partnership for...

A Crisis in the Chesapeake Bay

Victoria Penate Environmental scientists have found compelling evidence to show that the Chesapeake Bay is recovering from the damage it has sustained from after over...

The Plastic Plight of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Annette Ding Staff Writer The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a 79,000 ton mass of debris floating in the North Pacific Ocean. An international team...

Groundbreaking Study Maps Global Fishing Patterns

Dylan Goldman Staff Writer Scientists at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management recently published a first-of-its-kind study about their four-year project that tracked most...

UCSB Helps Advance the Field of Aquaculture

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer A team of researchers, including fellows and faculty at the UC Santa Barbara National Center for Ecological Analysis and the Bren School...

Severe Drought Grips Santa Barbara County, Again

Victoria Penate A large portion of California is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions, which could potentially lead to another statewide drought. There has been a...

“Where’s the Bear?” Project Identifies Animals with Digital Cameras and Machine Learning

Victoria Penante A team of professors and students from the UC Santa Barbara Department of Computer Science has developed a system designed to aid ecological...

Self-Cloning Crayfish Undergoes Population Explosion

Jessica Gang At first glance, it reads like the plotline of a bad horror movie: a ten-legged mutant creature is born with the ability to...