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Saturday, July 11th 2020

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...

Seals Die from Harmful Algae Bloom

The Bottom Line Staff Report Spring brings about flourishing plant life in the ocean as well as on land. Phytoplankton blooms off the coast of...

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...

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...

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...

Car Companies Under Fire for Animal Testing

Ziqiang Zhao Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler received widespread condemnation for testing diesel fumes on monkeys and humans after a New York Times article published Jan....

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...

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...

The Struggle Against Styrofoam Use in Isla Vista

Zara Furtado-Quesenberry Staff Writer Have you ever wondered what personal impact you could have on your local environment? In areas where structural change and policy are...

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...