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We all need to do our part in keeping plastic out of the oceans

Madeleine Sydkvist, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

You might imagine what beauty lies beneath the surface while gazing at the waves crashing onto the beach, but the truth is that our oceans are turning into a landfill. It’s not news that plastic has taken over our world. ...

The oil and plastic pollution in Santa Barbara break my heart

Valerie van den Broek, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

The first time I arrived in Santa Barbara I was amazed by its beauty and relaxed lifestyle. But, it’s not as clean as you think. While walking on the beach last year, I immediately noticed black oil sticking to my feet and I ...

Big cruise ships quietly leave destruction in their wake


October 9, 2015

Cruise ships are a menace to this community. The ships have been increasingly docking in Santa Barbara since 2010. There have been six ships in already this season and eight more are coming to dock off of Leadbetter Beach bef...

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