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The Pumpkin-Feeding Tradition at American Zoos

Annie Huang Zoos across the nation are capitalizing on the United States' affinity for Halloween by hosting Halloween-themed events. While zoos primarily design these events...

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...

Celebrating Earth Month in Santa Barbara

Victoria Penate As spring quarter continues and natural surroundings continue to bloom, Earth Day (April 22) approaches. This year’s Earth Day festivities will be more...

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...

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....

Orcas: Not Doing So Whale

Shiloh Kluding Although the release of "Blackfish" in 2013 spurred some public concern for orcas in captivity, wild orcas remain threatened by human encroachment. Off...

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 Superfund Site is Not Super Fun

Sophia Tao Casmalia Resources, a Superfund site in Santa Barbara county, was recently placed on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Emphasis List of sites...

The Ongoing Debate Behind Oil Rigs on the Californian Coast

Krystal Chen Staff Writer The existence of oil rigs off the coast of California has been a continuous issue in Santa Barbara over decades. Ever since...

UCSB Environmental Studies Department Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary

Kayla Curtis-Evans Contributing Writer This weekend, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) faculty, staff, and students will be celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the environmental studies department, which...