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WORD: Isla Vista Arts and Culture Magazine is a product of the UCSB course INT 185ST. The seminar is responsible for publishing a free quarterly magazine that is designed, compiled, researched, written, edited, and distributed by students. It explores the burgeoning artistic endeavors in Isla Vista and highlights topical issues uncovered by student editors. Geography Professor Dan Montello was one of three UCSB faculty recently...

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Oleanders (Nerium oleander) are everywhere in southern California; or at least they were. The showy and fragrant flowers come in several colors, and the low maintenance shrubs are drought and frost resistant, making them ideal as landscaping for parks, freeway median plantings, privacy hedges, and ornamentals for home gardens. Despite the fact that all parts of the plant are poisonous, only three deaths due to exposure to oleander...

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“Our ocean is in decline. Habitat destruction, biodiversity loss, overfishing, pollution, climate change, and ocean acidification are pushing the ocean system to the point of collapse. Governance is woefully inadequate, and on the high seas, anarchy rules the waves. Technological advance, combined with a lack of regulation, is widening the gap between rich and poor as those countries that can, exploit dwindling resources while...

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