ENERGY
  • America’s Dangerous Pipelines
    pipelineA new analysis of oil and gas pipeline safety in the United States reveals a troubling history of spills, contamination, injuries and deaths. Watch this time-lapse video shows pipeline incidents from 1986 to 2013, relying on publicly available data from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Only incidents classified as “significant” by the ...

AROUND THE VALLEY
  • Eco Dog’s Beach Guide: Keeping Carpinteria’s Beaches Healthy
    1920x1080 Beach wallpaperDog-friendly Santa Barbara County has 2 miles of off-leash beach and 21 beaches that welcome dogs on-leash. We also share the County’s beautiful beaches with wildlife that depend on it for their survival. This brochure provides helpful information for dog owners visiting Santa Barbara County’s shoreline…

WATER
  • Texan drought sets residents against fracking – video
    droughtIn Mertzon and Barnhart in western Texas, the worst drought in two generations is choking the water supply. Water shortages are raising tensions between locals and the fracking industry. Drilling for shale gas uses up to 8m gallons of water each time a well is fracked.

IN THE NEWS
  • Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities
    seaLevelHow bad is the sea-level rise? Though scientists debate the severity, a new study says at least 316 U.S. cities and towns will be mostly submerged unless pollution can be pulled from the sky. A rise in sea levels threatens the viability of more than 1,400 cities and towns, including Miami, Virginia Beach and Jacksonville, unless ...