The Fund for Santa Barbara announced this week that it will pay a two-year grant to Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, a nonprofit that works to prevent environmental degradation of the Santa Barbara Channel. Read story.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Officials and public take hard look at controversial drilling method. Read story.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
According to the results of a long-stewing state-funded research project, certain types of fish off the California coastline are laced with potentially dangerous levels of mercury. Read story.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Annual water quality report card a mix of As and Fs. Read story.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Budget axe swings just wide of Santa Barbara County. Read story.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Can Santa Barbara survive the renewable energy revolution? Read story.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced last week some $3 million worth of grants for various ocean-oriented state conservation projects, many of which will have impacts here on the South Coast. Read story.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Gaviota Coast's Las Varas Ranch project officially closed this week. Read story.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Plans are in full swing to split the Las Varas Ranch on the Gaviota Coast into six subplots, and community members expressed their concern in no uncertain terms at a March 3 meeting of the Santa Barbara Planning Commission. Read story.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper served legal notice that it intends to sue the City of Santa Barbara for violating the Clean Water Act, citing 171 untreated or partially treated sewage discharges that have occurred in the past five years. Read story.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Say state agency has taken too long to implement regulations. Read story.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thresher sharks remain a bone of contention between local conservationists and fishermen. Read story.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Naples Coalition will host educational beach tour this week. Read story.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Controversial Naples plan on the rocks. Read story.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Plaintiffs say EPA approved pesticides injurious to threatened animal species (and also to humans in some cases). Read story.