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Thursday, June 4th 2020

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

U.S. Forest Service Cancels Gaviota Fuel Break Plans

Rishika Kenkre Staff Writer The U.S. Forest Service has thrown out the plan for the construction of a six mile and 300 feet-wide fuel break going...

A Guide for a Sustainable Valentine’s Day

Carmiya Baskin Staff Writer On Feb. 14, numerous couples will express their love for one another with mass-produced gifts and excessive public displays of affection (PDA)....

Approaching Zero Waste: How Composting Can Accelerate Green Progress

Annette Ding Co-News Editor Last Saturday at noon, the A.S. Department of Public Worms (DPW) and the Santa Barbara County Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division...

Dive Into Plant-Based Sustainability With These Easy Recipes

Raymond Matthews Staff Writer Odds are that at some point you’ve had the misfortune of meeting the fearsome, self-righteous, super vegan that you thought only existed...

Mega Moon Reveal Tomorrow Morning

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor Early Wednesday morning, a rare combination of lunar events will cause Earth’s moon to glow unlike it has since 1866....