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Pure DDT — the toxic insecticide banned in the U.S. in 1972 (but still in use in other parts of the world) — is poisoning the marine environment off the Los Angeles coastline near Catalina Island.

As part of a historic partnership between the University of California and the state of California, the University awarded over $80 million in climate action grants.

"You don’t have to be a scientist to love and protect the ocean,” says marine biologist Scott Simon.

Scientists Darcy Bradley and Cori Lopazanski led a study investigating the management plans for 555 marine protected areas to clarify how the documents incorporated recommendations for climate resilience.

Nuisance vegetation removal in Senegalese waterways reduces the overall prevalence of parasitic infections and increases local food production; all while generating more feed and compost for local farmers.

Over the last several years, the residents of Santa Monica, a coastal city on the edge of Los Angeles, saw something neither they, their parents, or perhaps even their grandparents had ever seen before: a three-foot-tall dune system rising gently from the flat, groomed expanse of one of the world’s most famous urban beaches.

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara are evaluating the effects of one such proposal that involves increasing the ocean’s alkalinity to boost carbon sequestration.

Rising ocean temperatures are sweeping the seas, breaking records and creating problematic conditions for marine life.

America’s forests have a tough time in store for them. Climate change is increasing temperatures and decreasing moisture levels across the country, not a winning combination for trees.

Flames torched the hillside, igniting the dry chaparral at Sedgwick Reserve in California’s Santa Ynez Valley. Sagebrush and yucca caught fire like tinder as the flame front advanced, leaving charred snags and smoldering yucca stumps in its wake.

In early 2014, a great anomaly descended upon the seas: A patch of warm water that manifested in the Gulf of Alaska. Scientists called it “The Blob.

Researchers investigated the carbon emissions, labor and health implications of several policies to reduce oil extraction, with a special focus on how the effects vary across different communities in California.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has conferred Holly Moeller with a CAREER award to study how mixotrophs function and how they are impacted by environmental change.

A study published in the journal Ecology Letters reminds us that wildfires are also generative forces, spurring biodiversity in their wakes.

study by biologist David Herbst of UC Santa Barbara shows that the increasing salinity of salt lakes poses a physiological threat to the quantity and quality of brine flies, their aquatic larvae and pupae life stages — thereby posing a similar threat to the birds who visit such lakes.

The Marine Science Institute DIVErsity in Diving Program was among the eight projects selected to receive Sea Grant funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

UC Santa Barbara scientists investigated how these two kinds of disturbances might affect coral reefs.

The New Phytologist Foundation has awarded Leander Anderegg the Tansley Medal given in recognition of an outstanding contribution to research in plant science by an individual in the early stages of their career.

UCSB Marine scientists have compiled the first detailed description of the animal communities that live in the asphalt volcanoes about 10 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara.

A team of researchers, led by scientists at UC Santa Barbara, investigated how ramping up monitoring efforts can be particularly valuable when resources are close to depleted.

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara focused on a particularly troublesome issue for sharks: tangles with the longline tuna fishery.

After 39 years of broadcasting KCBX public radio has been taken off the air because changes in Earth’s atmosphere have been interfering with  radio waves.

Marine biologists at UC Santa Barbara investigated the effect of elevated temperatures on Kellet’s whelk larvae, a common Southern California sea snail and the target of an emerging local fishery.