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Thursday, July 9th 2020

Seal Pup Washes Up on Anacapa Beach

Kyle Dent A few days ago, a small seal pup washed up on the shore of one of UCSB’s beaches, near the Chi-5 residence cluster....

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...

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...

Carbon Farming Coming to Santa Barbara

Tanner Walker Staff Writer Carbon ranching is coming to Santa Barbara, but farmers aren’t growing carbon — they’re putting it back into the ground. With the help of...

Sustainability at UCSB: A Growing Emphasis

Xander Apicella In the Princeton Review’s 2015 ranking of Green Universities, UCSB was declared first out of public universities and third out of all universities....

COVID-19 Updates: University Action, Health Guidance, and Misinformation

Daniel KuContributing Writer With more than 1.6 million infections and more than 100,000 deaths spread across 213 countries and...

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...

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....

Santa Barbara Celebrates Earth Day

Skyler Melnick Do you find yourself constantly seeking out flower meadows in search of the perfect Instagram picture? Do you ever walk across campus, look...

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...