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Environmental Studies

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white man with blue polo shirt
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Debra Herrick
Andrew Smith '24
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Waves crash on a revetment protecting houses along Broad Beach, Malibu.
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Charles Lester
The ocean is advancing on California, and we need to determine how we will respond.
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photograph of UCSB student Matthew Schoen with a pair of sneakers
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Matt Perko
Second-year environmental sciences major Matthew Schoen, March 2024
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Wind turbines behind solar panels at sunset
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iStock \ hrui
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Power pylons at sunset.
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Matthew Henry via Unsplash
Decarbonizing the grid is the dawn of a new era of electricity.
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A whitebark pine growing on the rock overlooking Big Pine Creek in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.
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Joan Dudney
Whitebark pines growing in cold, high elevation regions grew more during droughts, which lengthened their growing season.
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A pumpjack nestled between trees and luxury homes.
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iStock
California currently has no setback restrictions, so oil production can occur in the middle of neighborhoods like Signal Hill, in Los Angeles.
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Hillside daisy blankets hills in yellow, with splashes of pink, orange and blue.
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Joan Dudney
California’s wildflowers have painted parts of the state in a dazzling array of colors.