Bio-Based Oils Come to Campus

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Written by Angeline Foshay In an effort to increase campus sustainability and decrease environmental health impacts, UCSB has switched from using petro-chemical oils in small equipment to the use of environmentally friendly and safety enhanced bio-oil. The choice to make … Continued

Testing the Toxicity of Nanomaterials

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Written by Jalia Carlton-Carew Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are among the most remarkable innovations in science. Sized from 1 to 100 nanometers in mass, these chemical materials can capture and transmit light through electromagnetic fields. ENMs can also manipulate the chemical … Continued

Intense South American Monsoons

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Written by Jalia Carlton-Carew In politics, the legitimacy of climate change is frequently debated among politicians though scientific research proves the phenomenon to be very real. Dr. Leila Carvalho, a professor in the Department of Geography at UCSB, researches climate … Continued