University of California - Santa Barbara

Tradable harvest quotas may save whales: study

Every year, a group of anti-whaling nonprofit organizations that includes Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, and the World Wildlife Fund spend, by conservative estimates, some $25 million on a variety of activities intended to end ...

Jan 11, 2012
not rated yet 5 | with audio podcast

Parasites help reveal new ecological rules

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara and other institutions say their new research is expected to profoundly affect the field of ecology and can assist the management of ecosystems, including forests, lakes, and ...

Jul 21, 2011
4.3 / 5 (4) 3 | with audio podcast

'Zombie' stars key to measuring dark energy

"Zombie" stars that explode like bombs as they die, only to revive by sucking matter out of other stars. According to an astrophysicist at UC Santa Barbara, this isn't the plot for the latest 3D blockbuster ...

Jun 30, 2011
3.2 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast