University of California - Santa Barbara

Panel issues report on gray wolf science

As the Endangered Species Act (ESA) celebrated its 40th anniversary at the end of 2013, its administrative agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), was mired in controversy. At issue was a proposal to remove the ...

Feb 07, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

One-two punch of drought, global warming

California being in the clutches of drought—as it is today—is nothing new. From prehistoric droughts to so-called "megadroughts" that strangled the state some 1,000 years ago, to more recent extreme dry periods in the ...

Jan 29, 2014 3.9 / 5 (10) 0

High-tech research in the high Sierra

As the legend holds, a violent escape from Nevada State Prison in 1871 concluded in a true-life Wild West shootout in California, not far from Mammoth Mountain. The immediate surroundings were renamed accordingly—Convict ...

Oct 10, 2013 1 / 5 (1) 1