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Massive Thomas fire plume emitted a lot of carbon dioxide

By   /  Friday, March 2nd, 2018  /  Columns, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Massive Thomas fire plume emitted a lot of carbon dioxide

Henry Dubroff

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Hansen ag research center searching for next big crop

By   /  Friday, August 25th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Education, Latest news, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Hansen ag research center searching for next big crop

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Botanic gardens at forefront of scientific research

By   /  Friday, June 9th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits, Technology  /  Comments Off on Botanic gardens at forefront of scientific research

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La Kretz family donates $6 million to UCSB for research center

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on La Kretz family donates $6 million to UCSB for research center

UC Santa Barbara received a $6 million gift to establish a research center at its Santa Ynez Sedgwick Reserve from Linda La Kretz Duttenhaver and her father, Morton La Kretz. A graduate of the school, La Kretz Duttenhaver has formerly provided funds to renovate a ranch house and barn on the 6,000-acre property the university Read More →

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Patagonia weighs in on climate change policies

By   /  Friday, October 7th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Patagonia weighs in on climate change policies

In a widely circulated New Yorker magazine profile, Patagonia co-founder Yvon Chouinard fumed this summer about Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic Party convention — complaining that including just one sentence about climate change fell far short of the mark. Apparently, we haven’t heard Patagonia’s last words on the matter of politics and climate Read More →

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Dubroff: Brown’s bid to fight climate change will be his legacy

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Brown’s bid to fight climate change will be his legacy

Henry Dubroff

Gov. Jerry Brown has doubled down on his bet that climate change is the biggest issue facing California for the long run. That’s the message from a just-ended legislative session that extended the state’s greenhouse gas emission rules to include a reduction that’s 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The state already is on Read More →

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Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

The climate change accords signed in Paris this month have been a vindication of Gov. Jerry Brown’s view of a less carbon intensive economy. That is no small accomplishment, which vindicates San Luis Obispo County’s decision to embrace “Big Solar” and efforts in Ventura County to combine industrial-scale solar with waste recycling to reduce carbon Read More →

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