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  • Cal Poly students plant trees for Earth Day

    April 22, 2011 9:47 PM

    Cal Poly students celebrated Earth Day by planting trees today on campus. It is just one of several student-led events that have been taking place all week long as part of the university's Earth Week Celebration. The goal, of course, to focus on how we can all be more... more »
  • California getting rid of 100 watt light bulbs

    March 3, 2011 10:26 PM

    California is the first state in the nation to begin phasing out standard 100 watt light bulbs in favor of more energy efficient ones. The new rules are part of a nationwide effort to become more environmentally friendly. New incandescent bulbs use less energy, but burn just as brightly.... more »
  • Group to unveil new local "go green" website

    April 12, 2010 11:54 AM

    Local officials are gathering on the south coast Monday morning to announce a new public website resource they hope will help residents and businesses to "go green." Members of the Santa Barbara County Green Landscape Consortium say they've been working to reduce or eliminate pesticide use and advocate for... more »
  • Big California solar project gets tentative OK from US

    February 23, 2010 11:40 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Obama administration has given preliminary approval for $1.4 billion in loan guarantees for a massive solar-energy project in California's Mojave Desert. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Monday that BrightSource Energy was in line for the financing help to build solar-energy plants to power... more »
  • Westmont College takes on large-scale solar panel project

    February 16, 2010 2:40 PM

    Westmont College has taken on what's become the largest solar residential project in Santa Barbara County. Workers from Santa Barbara-based Planet Solar Inc. are installing solar panels on the roofs of 40 Westmont faculty homes in the Las Barrancas neighborhood. The panels are expected to generate more than 157,000... more »
  • Vehicle emissions drop 68% in Santa Barbara County

    December 29, 2009 2:18 PM

    A recent report shows emissions from vehicles dropped nearly 70 percent in 15 years in Santa Barbara County. The study was conducted by the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, using information from the California Department of Transportation and the California Air Resources Board. It shows emissions of smog-forming... more »
  • Montana de Oro gets solar panels for "Cool Parks" initiative

    December 5, 2009 6:42 PM

    One state park is going high-tech to save some big bucks, and help the environment. Saturday, state officials celebrated the final installation of 31 solar panels in three areas of Montana de Oro State Park. The initiative is called "Cool Parks." It's an effort to reduce the parks' carbon... more »
  • Giant jellyfish causing problems in Japan

    November 30, 2009 8:34 PM

    Japan's fishing industry is under threat by something that looks like it came out of a monster movie, and some say climate change is to blame. Vast numbers of giant jellyfish have appeared off Japan's Pacific Coast over the last several years. Just one of the huge creatures... more »
  • Town in China testing environmentally-friendly vehicles

    November 27, 2009 11:29 PM

    A town in China is serving as a testing ground for environmentally-friendly vehicles. The cars, called "Electromobiles", are the first step in a long-term clean-energy program in China. They have a maximum speed of about 30 miles per hour. The cars have not yet passed official safety... more »
  • San Diego Zoo's endangered panda cub, Yun Zi, continues to thrive

    November 25, 2009 11:47 PM

    Zookeepers in San Diego say their endangered giant panda cub is thriving. Yun Zi which means "Son of Cloud" in Chinese, had his 13th checkup Monday. Veterinarians counted 12 teeth as they took measurements and gave him his third and final distemper vaccination. Yun Zi seems to... more »
  • NASA research plane scouring Antartica for clues on climate change

    November 24, 2009 11:31 PM

    A NASA research plane is being used in Antartica to analyze the impact of climate change. Researchers on the survey crew use laser technology to map the surface area and depth of the continent's changing ice shelves. One researcher says the lasers allow them to see right through... more »
  • WMO says greenhouse gases at highest level since industrialization began

    November 24, 2009 10:19 PM

    The World Meteorological Organization says greenhouse gases are at their highest level since industrialization began. The WMO made the announcement at a press conference on climate change in Geneva Tuesday. It comes ahead of the International Conference on climate change in Copenhagen next month. Greenhouse gas emissions... more »
  • New organization urges you to go car-free

    November 19, 2009 7:10 AM

    A new organization wants to get you to lay off the gas pedal. Thursday night is the official launch party for "SLO Car Free." It's a new organization that encourages people to go car-free to help better the air quality on the Central Coast. Organizers say just one trip... more »
  • California bans power-hungry televisions

    November 18, 2009 9:05 PM

    Pushing power on your remote draws more power than you might think. "I don't pay attention to this green stuff," said Eddie Camacho of Santa Maria. Now, state energy officials say it's time to think about it. Starting in 2011, all TVs sold in the state that are... more »

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