Sunday, September 22nd 2019

North Campus Opens Space Restoration

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer After a $7 million land purchase, the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) is beginning to see progress in restoring the...

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...

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...

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...

Earth Day is Every Day at UCSB

Anais Tournier Staff Writer Situated near the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Santa Barbara Channel, UCSB is located in one of the most beautiful regions of...

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...

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...

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...

Rebuilding and Regeneration One Month After the Whittier Fire

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer After burning through 18,430 acres of land in three months, the Whittier Fire was declared 100 percent contained on Thursday, Oct. 5....

Sprague Butterfly Pavilion Presents “Butterflies Alive!” Exhibit

Kyle Dent Incoming A.S. Beat Reporter The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has brought back its “Butterflies Alive!” exhibit, where visitors can explore a garden...