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    • Plastic in ocean

    A new study estimates the input of plastic waste from land into the ocean at 8 million metric tons — equal to 1.5 million cars

  • Outage is scheduled for 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 3

  • New graduates can expect to earn $45,000 to $60,000 to start, with a bachelor's degree in a new major that combines engineering with computer science, according to faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Nowhere is an island -- at least not as far as science is concerned. So forget isolation.

  • In the world of industry it is called the clash of the Coats and the Suits.

    In one corner, creativity-driven scientists and engineers designing consumer-friendly, problem-solving products.

  • According to researchers, the same patterns that led to the collapse of wildlife populations on land are now occurring in the sea

  • A study of the world's highest geological feature, the Tibetan Plateau, sometimes called the "roof of the world," has determined that the plateau rose to its current height much earlier than previously thought, according to a paper in the August 9

  • Oil well

    Hydraulic fracturing is a polarizing issue, one that will be addressed at the polls in several California counties

  • We become more aware each day of all that information technologycan do for us.

    What we don't know yet is what information technology is doing to us.

  • The San Nicolas wetland restoration project

    UC Santa Barbara has received a Best Practice Award in the annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Awards competition sponsored by the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.