Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Climate Change Will Reshape Isla Vista

Jackie Caldwell If trends of rising sea levels continue, coastlines could look radically different, even within our lifetimes. Due to melting land ice and the expansion...

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...

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....

Can Students Keep Living on the Edge in I.V.?

Anais Tournier For UCSB students, cliff and beach erosion have become problems too large to ignore. The California Coastal Commission estimated that over just the...

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...

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....

The Plight of the Western Snowy Plover

Tanner Walker Staff Writer The Western Snowy Plover returned to its beachfront home in Los Angeles this spring after nearly 70 years of absence. The small...

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...

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...

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...