News

15 June 2011
  Caroline Roy has plans, and she won't let a little thing like life-threatening illness get in her way. The 17-year-old high school student from Baton Rouge, La., wants to study marine biology, and after much research decided the place where she wants to do it is UC Santa Barbara. Despite a...
11 March 2011
  Today's Tsunami warning from the Honshu earthquake extends only to Pt Conception, but the amplitudes could be up to about 1 meter. SBC's Stearns Wharf website today:http://sbc.lternet.edu/data/stearns_wharf/index.phpETA for Santa Barbara is 0817 PST. Moorea is also under Tsunami warning, and the...
3 March 2011
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Tipton Meeting House at the University of California Sedgwick Natural Reserve has been designated one of the "greenest" buildings in the nation, earning LEED Platinum certification –– the highest sustainability rating possible –– from the U.S. Green Building Council...
2 March 2011
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Simply by eating the leaves of an invasive tree that soaks up river water, an Asian beetle may help to slow down water loss in the Southwestern United States. Two scientists from UC Santa Barbara, working with colleagues from the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S....
16 February 2011
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's oldest, deepest, and largest freshwater lake, has provided scientists with insight into the ways that climate change affects water temperature, which in turn affects life in the lake. The study is published in the journal PLoS ONE...
3 February 2011
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The water flea –– Daphnia pulex –– has the largest inventory of genes ever recorded for a sequenced animal, according to a new study in the journal Science by 69 co-authors. An international team effort to sequence the genome of the water flea included work by UC Santa...
26 January 2011
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) ––To combat last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, nearly 800,000 gallons of chemical dispersant were injected directly into the oil and gas flow coming out of the wellhead nearly one mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, as scientists begin to assess how well the...
20 January 2011
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara's Marine Science Research Building has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Marine Science building, also known as MSRB, received the LEED Gold certification...
6 January 2011
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Calling the results "extremely surprising," researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Texas A&M University report that methane gas concentrations in the Gulf of Mexico have returned to near normal levels only months after a massive release...
5 January 2011
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A memorial service honoring William R. Freudenburg, the Dehlsen Professor of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara, will take place at the UCSB Faculty Club at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 22. Freudenburg, 59, died December 28 after a long battle with bile duct...

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