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In the late 1980s, California was experiencing one of the most widespread, severe droughts in its history – and Santa Barbara wasn’t spared. Lake Cachuma, the city’s main water supply was down to 50% capacity; the city enacted draconian water consumption laws, invested in a desalination plant, and signed on for “state water; and some residents even resorted to radical alternatives to green lawns, such as...

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Geography Graduate students fill their summers with unique experiences and educational opportunities. Read of some of the adventures the students shared during the Summer of 2016. David Miller During the summer of 2016 I was a research mentor for the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP), with Professor Dar Roberts of UCSB Geography as the faculty advisor for my group. SARP is an eight-week summer program that allows rising...

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There have been many expeditions in search of the Yeti or “Abominable Snowman” in the last two centuries, and many more supposed sightings of the legendary creature, but no credible physical evidence of its existence has been found to date. Not to be deterred, a team of Russian and American scientists are embarking on yet another expedition to affirm the ape-like creature’s existence. “An expedition and...

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