Thursday, February 22nd 2018

Mudslide Outlook for 2018 in Santa Barbara County

Ethan Jones Staff Writer Nearly two weeks after a rain-induced mudslide swept through Montecito, officials have confirmed over 20 deaths and 127 homes destroyed. The damages...

Santa Barbara County Files Lawsuit Against Plains All-American Over 2015 Refugio Oil Spill

Jessica Gang Almost two and a half years after the Refugio oil spill, the County of Santa Barbara has filed a lawsuit against the...

Good Dog Finds Bad Ants on Santa Cruz Island

Carolina Watts Staff Writer A labrador retriever named Tobias is one of the lead conservationists fighting against a potentially-disastrous Argentine ant infestation on Santa Cruz island....

USDA Pulls Back Regulations of Biotechnology Products, GMOs

Jacob Wong The USDA announced Monday, Nov. 6 that it was pulling back proposed guidelines on the regulatory process for biotechnology products such as genetically...

Reducing Greenhouse Gases Could Improve Human Health and Economic Equality

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has the power to improve human and environmental health as well as increase global equity....

Rebuilding and Regeneration One Month After the Whittier Fire

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer After burning through 18,430 acres of land in three months, the Whittier Fire was declared 100 percent contained on Thursday, Oct. 5....

Global CO2 Emissions Have Stalled for a Third Consecutive Year

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor The European Union’s Joint Research Council and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency released findings from their 2016 analysis on Oct. 20...

Summit Held at UCSB to Prevent Ships Colliding with Whales

Hannah Maerowitz A ship crew coasts into port, suddenly realizing that they’ve brought something else on shore aside from their intended cargo: remnants of a...

Monarch Butterfly Species is at Risk

Carolina Watts A massive 70-mile blob flew over Denver, Colorado and baffled the National Weather Service (NWS); originally, many people thought that it was an unknown...

The Future of Community Choice Energy in Santa Barbara

Hannah Maerowitz A recent study found that a Community Choice Energy (CCE) plan would not be economically worthwhile in Santa Barbara county. However, the Board...