Thursday, April 24, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 7
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Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

The living laboratory: Santa Cruz island offers educators and researchers a living model

The North America of the Pleistocene Epoch—a geological time period that spanned from about 2.5 million years ago to 11,000 years ago—was a continent of tumultuous change. During that time, several glacier-heavy cycles shaped the landscape and even lowered sea levels hundreds of feet, exposing the continental shelf that lies under water again today. Also during that time, several large, connected landmasses were separated from the mainland—what’s now known as the coast of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles c... [ Read Article ]

 

Santa Maria Sun / Opinion

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I'll take Andy Caldwell's challenge

On April 6, in the Santa Barbara News-Press, Andy Caldwell challenged the proponents of the Safe Air and Water Initiative to Ban Fracking to a debate. As one of the initiative’s signatories, I am pleased to accept. Here’s how we’ll do it: Santa Barbara News-Press will sponsor the debate in a mutually acceptable forum in Santa Barbara moderated by a neutral third party and open to the public at no charg... [ Read More ]