News Archive


Bren collaborates to improve disaster preparedness.
October 3, 2018

Bren research predicts coral community recovery.
June 29, 2018

Andrew Plantinga finds that California Coastal Act increases property values.
September 11, 2018

Naomi Tague co-author of CA Central Coast Climate Change Assessment.
September 3, 2018

Roland Geyer and Trevor Zink win 2017 Graedel Prize.
August 29, 2018

Bren research shows preemptive overfishing in announced reserves.
August 27. 2018

Bren researchers write about living with inevitable wildfires.
August 14, 2018

Roland Geyer on the fate of our plastic waste.
August 5, 2018

SERI-FIRES: Our responses to disasters can leave us worse off.
June 20, 2018

Bren alum Heather Hochrein selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow.
Juen 13, 2018

Ben Halpern wins Boat International's Ocean Science Award.
May 10, 2018

Bren PhD student wins UCSB Grad Slam, MESM student is runner-up.
April 21, 2018

Bren, SFG research: Rebuilding fish stocks can also reduce bycatch.
March 25, 2018

Bren, SFG research finds that fighting illegal fishing can kickstart fishery recovery.
March 19, 2018

First peer-reviewed study of global market for ecosystem services led by Bren professor.
March 15, 2018

Bren research finds bipartisan disapproval of how Congress makes decisions.
February 23, 2018

Bren Hall's 2017 LEED Platinum score is highest in California and the US.
February 12, 2018

Bren researchers identify composition of Thomas Fire residue.
February 1, 2018

Mapping a cross-sector solution to microfiber pollution.
January 11, 2018


Robert Heilmayr finds palm oil certification can reduce deforestation.
December 11, 2017

Bren Hall earns triple LEED Platinum Certification.
November 28, 2017

Roland Geyer publishes global study on plastics.
July 19, 2017

Kyle Meng appointed to CA Climate-Safe Infrastructure Group.
June 2017

New international organization for fisheries management.
June 5, 2017

Sangwon Suh: How CA has led climate efforts without federal regulations.
June 2, 2017

Sangwon Suh launches UN Environment Report in Vienna.
May 12, 2017

Counting sharks on Palmyra to solve a trophic mystery.
February 21, 2017

Teaching and research meet in UCSB's interdisciplinary Crossroads program.
February 8, 2017

Honda launches conservation foundation with support for oyster Group Project.
February 7, 2107

Article cites Bren Group Project on microfibers pollution.
January 9, 2017

How China sustains large catches while fishing intensively.
January 5, 2017


Tom Dunne Receives 2016 Robert E. Horton Medal
December 22, 2016

Sangwon Suh: Trump, climate change, and the investment community.
December 19, 2016

Jim Salzman, others join Environmental Defense Center board.
December 6, 2016

Group Project on marine spatial planning published in journal.
November 2016

Study shows varied responses to new marine protected areas.
November 29, 2016

Kyle Meng in Slate: Could Trump be good for climate action?
November 18, 2016

New wolves spotted in California; article cites Bren Group Project.
November 17, 2016

Emeritus Professor Charles Kolstad, others on Trump, environment.
November 11, 2016

Sangwon Suh: Is international trade bad for climate change?
October 18, 2016

Using uncertainty to make better resource-management decisions.
October 14, 2016

James Frew: bringing academic citation into the database age.
October 13, 2016

Fishing to reduce the effects of shifts in ocean temperature.

October 12, 2016

After 7 years at Bren, "Yemi" Adeleye heads east for a fellowship.
September 23, 2016

PhD alum blogs on the dynamics of marine resource management.
September, 2016

$46,000 Sea Grant Fellowship for PhD student Dan Ovando.

September 12, 2016

Bren professor, NCEAS director, Ben Halpern, receives major award.

September 1, 2016

Watch Dean Gaines discuss climate impacts on seafood production.

August 17, 2016

Fellowships for first-generation Bren MESM students.
August 1, 2016

"Ocean optimist" Ben Halpern has hope for the world's oceans.
July 14, 2016

Wall Street Journal covers fisheries restoration work.

July 10, 2016

New PhD grad receives high honor for Chinese students abroad.
July 7, 2016

Bren research on fish-based protein cited by Sustainable Brands.

July 1, 2016

Professor Christopher Costello discusses global fishery futures in Spain.

June 21, 2016

Outside Magazine highlight's Bren Group Project with Patagonia.
June 20, 2016

NATURE article predicts decreasing fish counts will result in malnutrition.
June 16, 2016

University of California announces carbon neutrality project with support from the TomKat Foundation.

June 14, 2016

Bren Student writes about members of the waterfront community for the Santa Barbara Independent.

May 26, 2016

UCSB ranked among the top 10 research universities in the world.

May 19, 2016

Two Eco-E teams reach finals of University of California new venture competitions.

May 12, 2016

Bren alumnus integrates life-cycle assessment thinking and learning-curve theory.
May 4, 2016

Professor Suh on understanding impacts of low-carbon technologies.
April 25, 2016

In Science: Professor
Halpern's call for better data to aid biodiversity conservation.
April 21, 2016

Loss of Nobel Prize-winning physcisist, Walter Kohn.

April 21, 2016

Rights-based management of the world's fisheries could lead to more fish, food and income.

March 29, 2016

A Bren graduate finds a novel way to address the health of the ocean - by sailing accross one.

March 28, 2016

Selective fishing of Southern California's Red Abalone can help populations rebound.
March 21, 2016

Lasting effect: article traces CAFE standards to Bren class project.

March 17, 2016

UCSB PhD students met with lawmakers on why graduate research matters.
March 16, 2016

Two Eco-E Teams head for major business competition.
February 29, 2016

Not-so-simple green: Two Bren Scholars examine the dark side of "green" products.
February 24, 2016

Three Alumni, one PhD candidate receives California Sea Grant Fellowship.
February 24, 2016

In Science: Salty Girl Seafood shares their tips for success.
February 16, 2016

LAFF Fellows head to Laz Paz for workshop.

February 11, 2016

Eco-E alumni tap into Santa Barbara craft beer market.

February 1, 2016

Dean Gaines delivered keynote speech at green-enterprise forum.
January 20, 2016

Christopher Costello recieves prestigious Peter Benchley Ocean Award.
January 12, 2016

Bren School Group Project recognized for interdisiciplinary approach to watershed restoration.
January 11, 2016

Bren professor Kyle Meng on the inequality of El Niño.
January 5, 2016

No, bacon is not better for the environment than lettuce is.
January 5, 2016


Prof. Hunter Lenihan, others, weigh in on expanding aquaculture.
December 23, 2015

UCSB scientists seek to reverse decline of California frog species.
December 23, 2015

Steve Gaines at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: the sea is where the food will be.
December 11, 2015

A friend of Bren remembered. Henry Wheeler: 1927-2015.
November 3, 2015

New faculty research: The social equity of conservation actions.
October 30, 2015

CBS TV news coverage for Bren alums' Salty Girl Eco-E business.
October 9, 2015

Bren prof and alum use LCA to study dynamic impacts of agriculture.
October 8, 2015

Gains for sustainable fisheries in Philippines.
September 24, 2015

Bren professor Kyle Meng: Bracing for El Nino's global impact.
September 21, 2015

The "clickish" culture of sperm whales.
September 18, 2015

Radio: Climate change and reshuffling of marine biodiversity.
September 2, 2015

Wildlight: A Master's Group Project in the Governor's Office.
August 12, 2015

5 Nobel prizes since 2000 places UCSB at #7 in the world.
August 6, 2015

In case you missed it: $3.5 million for NCEAS LTER communication.
August 4, 2015

City living got you down? Time for a walk in the park.
July 22, 2015

Post-doc questions validity of "balanced harvesting" as a valid approach to fisheries management.
July 13, 2015

Paper tracks trends in humans’ increasing impact on the world's oceans.
July 13, 2015

The demise of the drinking fountain.
July 13, 2015

Prevention: protecting the deep seas from mining misadventures.
July 8, 2015

Lake Mead "Bathtub Ring" Group Project receives media attention.
June 30, 2015

Arturo Keller Receives Agilent Though Leader Award
June 18, 2015

Entrepreneur has high praise for Bren students at Sustainatopia.
June 15, 2015

Bren student boards research ship S/V Nautilus bound for Galápagos.
June 12, 2015

Bren School PhD student Karly Miller featured in UCSB GradPost.
June 5, 2015

Professor Chris Costello to speak at The Economist's 2015 World Ocean Summit in Portugal.
June 2, 2015

Alumna choses as 2015 Bren School Commencement keynote speaker.
May 20, 2015

Bren School PhD student Jessica Perkins takes second place in 2015 UCSB Grad Slam.
April 27, 2015

UCSB ranked No. 1 Greenest Public University, No. 3 overall.
April 16, 2015

Naomi Tague science podcast: meet the woman behind the hydrological science.
April 10, 2015

Droughts resulting from climate change may increase forest death.
April 8, 2015

Santa Barbara Independent features Hunter Lenihan in the tale of a local mussel farmer misadventures with bureaucracy and regulations.
April 2, 2015

Jeff Dozier remembers former UC President Jack Pattason as a friend of UCSB and the Bren School.
March 25, 2015

Bren alum and partner in adventure become first to complete Pacific Crest Trail in winter.
March 7, 2015

Bren professor David Tilman receives €400,000 prize for groundbreaking ecological research.
Februrary 24, 2015

Bren faculty participate in UCSB Food from Sea Summit.
February 19, 2015

New in Science: paper co-authored by Professor Roland Geyer describes plague of plastic in oceans.
February 12, 2015

Charborn Eco-Entrepreneurship team wins $75,000 in national business competition.
February 12, 2015

PhD student receives distinguished environmental-chemistry award.
February 3, 2015

Bren professor Arturo Keller shares major award for Ohio River water-quality wrk.
February 3, 2015

Tales from lab and field: the Bren School Research Blog is live.
January 22, 2015

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UC Santa Barbara named nation’s No. 3 greenest university by U.S. News & World Report.
January 16, 2015

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Jeff Dozier on solving a glacial mystery in the Himalaya.
Oct 22, 2014

Alumnus Das Williams authors bill to close landfill loophole.
Oct 16, 2014

Shuji Nakamura becomes UCSB's sixth Nobel Prize winner.
Oct 6, 2014

Public comment sought on proposal to close high seas to fishing.
Sept 16, 2014

Bren professor wins prestigious European science award.
Sept 11, 2014

Bren School ranked #1 for environmental sustainability.
Sept 10, 2014

Bren professor in D.C. seeking amendment to primary U.S. fisheries law.
Sept 5, 2014

Whales, pollution and ships to be topic of Sept. 10 public forum.
Sept 3, 2014

On radio and TV, MESM student discusses food, water, and drought.
August 26, 2014

UCSB ranked among nation's top 10 public universities.
August 25, 2014

PhD student meeting Nobel Laureates, top economists.
August 21, 2014

Bren lecturers lead Blue Horizons documentary filmmaking class.
July 23, 2014

Good news for Bren students: Comm skills and teamwork matter.
July 21, 2014

MESM grad Casey O'Hara uses Bren media training as AAAS fellow.
July 9, 2014

Steve Gaines at NCEAS: aquaculture and the protein challenge.
July 1, 2014

Professor Ben Halpern at State Department's ocean conference.
June 26, 2014

Ben Halpern talks ocean sanctuaries on NPR's "On Point" radio show.
June 19, 2014

Bren professors listed among world's most influential scientists.
June 18, 2014

Bren Commencement includes celebration for thousandth graduate.
June 16, 2014

Alumna to deliver Bren School Commencement keynote address.
May 30, 2014

Ecosystem services: policy and incentives into mid-century.
May 28, 2014

Bren teams take home cash awards at new venture competition.
May 23, 2014

Two Eco-E teams are finalists in UCSB New Venture Competition.
May 22, 2014

Bren Hall to host three-part community lecture series on water.
May 15, 2014

Discussion about Fukushima radiation at UCSB.
May 12, 2014

Bren faculty panel to address water and drought in California.
May 5, 2014

Professor co-authors road map to California's water future.
May 1, 2014  

First-place awards for bren students at DOE buildings competition.
April 27, 2014

2014 TGIF grant provides funding for Breen group project.
April 24, 2014

UCSB water action plan designed by Bren students lauded during drought.
April 18, 2014

PhD student reaches semi-finals of UCSB Grand Slam competition.
April 11,2014

Lara Meeker (MESM 2010) tracks pollutants in L.A. storm runoff.
April 8, 2014

Mammoth Times ink for Jeff Dozier's mountain snowpack class.
March 31, 2014

Washington Post tells readers about Fish Forever collaboration.
March 13, 2014

Study examines the value of closing the high seas to fishing.
March 25, 2014

NCEAS team leads international workshop on Arctic ship safety.
March 3, 2014

In focus: ornamental coral reef wildlife management.
March 3, 2014

Governor appoints Bren alumnus zero emission vehicle infrastructure project manager.
February 24, 2014

Bren school dean to receive Peter Benchley Ocean Award.
February 24, 2014

Taylor Guitars and Bren graduate honored by Secretary of State John Kerry.
February 6, 2014

Santa Cruz Island video, with professor Patricia Holden.
February 4, 2014

Faculty on California's one-two punch: drought and climate change.
January 29, 2014

Bren Students' to screen at Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
January 27, 2014

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You'll be surprised by which party cuts more and why.
December 19, 2013

Marine policy students take a hot seat at mock council meeting.
December 12, 2013

TURFs Group Project featured on ocean-related websites.
December 5, 2013

UCTV features Bren talk on severe weather and climate change.
December 2, 2013

Emeritus professor: international efforts still key to GHG reduction.
November 22, 2013

"UCSB Reads" title tracks with Bren School research initiative.
November 19, 2013

Bren School makes a big showing at local nanotech conference.
November 18, 2013

National recognition for Group Project's UCSB Water Action Plan.
November 15, 2013

Scholar-athlete alumna is named Rhodes Scholarship finalist.
November 13, 201

Science-management disconnects explored in student-faculty paper.
November 1, 2013

Index provides complex look at the state of the world's oceans.
October 21, 2013

The latest issue of Bren News is out now and available online.

Bren MESM students earn prestigious Switzer fellowships.
September 27, 2013

NCEAS launches new initiative linking nature and people.
September 24, 2013

Study questions decoupling of wealth and resource use.
September 9, 2013

Visiting faculty member to receive national award.
September 3, 2013

American Geophysical Union honors affiliated faculty member.
August 15, 2013

MESM student is "Alumnus of Year" at San Diego architectural school.
July 26, 2013

Eco-Entrepreneurship presenter Sarah Stark takes third place in UCSB Grad Slam preliminary round.
July 22, 2013

Alumna wins major international award...and $25,000.
July 9, 2013

Nitrogen, biodiversity, productivity linked in paper co-authored by Bren professor David Tilman.
July 8, 2013

CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference at UCSB.
June 17, 2013

Former NOAA leader to deliver keynote address at Bren School's 2013 Commencement.
June 13, 2013

Distinguished visitor on what it means to reach 400 parts per million of CO2.
May 17, 2013

Communications lecturer Janet Kayfetz wins UCSB's top teaching award.
April 25, 2013

Career Development staffer Kristen Robinson receives UCSB Citation of Excellence.
April 23, 2013

Eco-Entrepreneurship team set to compete for cash at Harvard University.
April 17, 2013

Bren students' water conservation plan wins UC best-practices award.
April 11, 2013

Bren Group Project generates first long-term water plan for UCSB.
April 9, 2013

Naomi Tague joins hydrologists in Hawaii to synthesize approaches to research.
April 9, 2013

Climate change, wine production and wildlife conservation.
April 8, 2013

Bren School and UCSB make a splash at DOE competition in D.C.
March 18, 2013

Eco-Entrepreneurship project advances to semifinals of national business competition.
Feb. 25, 2013

Arturo Keller seeks solutions to nutrient loading of rivers.
Feb. 8, 2013

Bren staff Researcher completes ultra-marathon in Hawaii.
Feb. 4, 2013

Eco-E project advances to regionals of Walmart business-plan challenge.
Jan. 31, 2013

Nanotechnology center receives California???s highest environmental honor.
March 7, 2013

Bren professor Roland Geyer says photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun???s energy to miles driven.
Jan. 17, 2013

New curricular focus expands communication skills.
Jan 4, 2013

Whale songs are subject of paper co-authored by Bren PhD student.
Jan. 3, 2013

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City of SB's creeks pollution brochure incorporates Holden Lab research.
Dec 6, 2012

PhD student's poster prized by American Chemical Society.
Dec. 3, 2012

Santa Barbara sea level rise is subject of Nov. 9 panel discussion.
Nov. 9, 2012

Bren alumnus Das Williams re-elected to California Assembly
Nov. 6, 2012

Nov. 2: Bren School Open House for master's students.
Nov. 2, 2012

Keller lab oil skimmer wins Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award.
Oct. 30, 2012

Visiting law professor's book presents narrative tales of water.
Oct. 24, 2012

Bren scholar-athlete featured in UCSB video celebrating Title IX.
Oct 19, 2012

More awards for Eco-E birders' app, now at iPhone app store
Oct. 16, 2012

IGERT grant supports PhD student's research on photovoltaics.
Oct. 15, 2012

Andy Revkin posts Bren lecture on NY Times dotearth blog.
Oct. 10, 2012

Washington Post covers sustainable fisheries work.
Oct. 5, 2012

Nano research by scientists at UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology is covered in journal Small.
Oct. 4, 2012

Bren School is stop on Toyota's electric-car tour of California.
Oct. 4, 2012

Bren-led study in Science says it's not too late for fisheries.
Sept. 26, 2012

Assistant Professor Sarah Anderson on National Forest Service fire suppression.
Sept. 15, 2012

Population ecology projects lead Professor Bruce Keller to Australia.
Sept. 6, 2012

Voluminous media coverage for study on effects of engineered nanoparticles on plants.
Aug. 30, 2012

Tom Dunne speaks on floodplain complexity at meeting on hydrologic science and engineering.
Aug. 23, 2012

Arturo Keller shares nano-risk findings with D.C. audience.
Aug. 23, 2012

Professor???s essay is one of ten in special issue of Daedalus.
Aug. 3, 2012

Student's smartphone app wins top prize, $5,000 at UCSB New Business Venture Competition.
July 24, 2012

$1.25 million gift supports urban water-quality research.
July 1 9, 2012

Davis lab seeks optimal desert sites for solar-power facilities.
July 17, 2012

Refining the tool kit for sustainable fisheries.
July 16, 2012

New projects lend international flavor to collaborative-fisheries research.
June 29, 2012

Seeking solutions to nutrient loading of rivers.
June 25, 2012

The Bren School will miss longtime friend and supporter Naomi Schwartz.
June 6, 2012

Jeff Dozier discusses snow hydrology in Earth magazine article.
June 2012

Santa Barbara Independent cover story: Bren alumni lead Chumash eco efforts.
May 24, 2012

PhD students and the Web: crowdsourcing for science.
May 17, 2012

PhD student featured in Gradpost.
May 7, 2012

Bren PhD student among delegation urging legislators to support graduate student research.
May 1, 2012

Despite flaws, says professor, American Clean Energy & Security Act is a big step forward.
April 23, 2012

Bren professor delivers talk at international media gathering.
April 23, 2012

Governor appoints Bren alumna Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy.
April 17, 2012

Bren School to receive two grants from UCSB "Green Initiative Fund."
April 6, 2012

Workshop aims at measuring economic performance of AB 32.
April 5, 2012

Student-designed tool enables comparison shopping for fuel-efficient cars.
March 15, 2012

Bren student named MVP as Gauchos win Big West tournament.
March 13, 2012

Master's Group Project leads to scholarly paper on nanotechnology industry safety practices.
March 3, 2012

Bren students win regional finals of national entrepreneurship competition.
March 2, 2012

Economist cites fish population study by Bren professors.
March 1, 2012

Bren School mentioned in New York Times and Huffington Post.
Feb. 15, 2012

Alumna named executive director of the League to Save Lake Tahoe.
Feb. 8, 2012

Solar vehicle on round-the-world tour to visit Bren School Feb. 3.
Feb. 3. 2012

Bren grad students reach semi-finals of entrepreneurship competition.
Feb. 1, 2012

Forbes article covers Bren alum, Corporate Partner collaboration.
Jan. 31, 2012

Study: nano form of titanium dioxide can be toxic to marine life.
Jan. 20, 2012

In NATURE, profs ask: can a quota system save the whales?
Jan. 12, 2012

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Alum's mapping of Goleta wildlife corridors covered in SB Independent.
Dec. 19, 2011

UCSB ranked No. 7 of top 500 schools for impact of science research.
Dec. 14, 2011

Students earn Young Innovator Scholarships worth $2,500 each.
Nov. 28, 2011

SB Independent names Bren School a "Local Hero" for 2011.
Nov. 23, 2011

Winner of $1 million X Challenge has roots at Bren.
Nov. 1, 2011

Christina (Naomi) Tague part of collaboration to create nitrogen-tracking "super-model."
November 2011

Van Jones inspires during a conversation with students at Bren.
Oct. 31, 2011

PhD student noticed for work on carbon cycling in an Amazon lake.
October 2011

MESM student wins Switzer Fellowship.
Sept. 30, 2011

Bren assistant professor Sarah Anderson's research cited on Washington Post blog.
Sept. 30, 2011

Alumnus wins 2011 National Ground Water Association Technology Award.
Sept. 29, 2011

Dean Steve Gaines highlighted in UCSB fisheries article.
Sept. 7, 2011

Bren assistant dean of development, Jennifer Deacon, named to key post for UCSB campaign.
September 2011

Patricia Holden to lead UCSB Nature Reserves.
July 1, 2011

NSF awards $5 Million for Frank Davis project to study climate change effects.
July 2011

Frank Davis named new director of UCSB ecological think tank.
July 2011

One day, two awards for Bren professor Sangwon Suh.
June 28, 2011June 14, 2011 Fellowship enables PhD student to extend Bay-Delta research. June 22, 2011 Master's Group Project team attends international conference on the environmental implications of nanotechnology 2011. June 14, 2011 Patagonia makes use of Group Project's tool for assessing company's water footprint. June 9, 2011 Alumna wins Best Paper award in Theoretical category. May 23, 2011

Grand opening of Edison International Visitors Center at Bren Hall.
May 16, 2011
UCSB rated in top 3 among bicycle-friendly universities. May 12, 2011 Lee Hannah publishes new textbook on climate change ecology. May 2, 2011 Southern California Edison gift provides $500,000 for academic support and Visitor Center updates. April 27, 2011

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Nature Blog covers Bren professor Jeff Dozier.
November 30, 2010

Roland Geyer joins Toyota teachers on international journey for science education
November 2010

Study finds additional stresses to abalone from warm ocean water.
October 29, 2010

Bren dean part of team that documents how fishing on coral reefs can alter ecosystems.

Oct. 29, 2010

Bren Hall courtyard named to honor endowment.
Oct. 28, 2010

Interdisciplinary reach links Bren PhD students to world-class departments at UCSB

Oct. 29, 2010

Professor Oran Young's new book: why international environmental agreements work — or don't

Oct. 20, 2010

Distinguished Visitors series line-up set for 2010-2011.

Oct. 13, 2010

Professor Tom Dunne co-authors National Science Council report on Missouri River management and restoration.

Oct. 5, 2010

Professor Frank Davis leads assessment of multi-billion-dollar Everglades restoration project.

Sept. 23, 2010

AECOM and Bren to collaborate on nanotechnology research.

July 20, 2010

Tom Dunne wins honor; enters "Hall of Fame" for professors of water resources.

July 14, 2010

Bren Hall's "cool roof" featured on National Public Radio.

July 8, 2010

Alumna's redesigned oil skimmer was used in BP Gulf oil spill.

June 30, 2010

Bren commencement 2010 set for June 11.

June 11, 2010

Master’s students earn prestigious Doris Duke Conservation Fellowships.

June 10, 2010

MESM grads travel to China for student-to-student collaboration on climate change mitigation.

June 10, 2010

Canines to assist Bren water-quality researchers in tracking Santa Barbara storm drain pollutants.

June 10, 2010

Sustainability imperative: decouple development from environmental degradation.

June 7, 2010

Student brings energy-efficient hand dryers to Bren Hall.

May 18, 2010

Article collection "Year of Biodiversity" includes 2006 Group Project.

May 11, 2010

Bren professor discusses Gulf oil spill on public-radio forum.

May 4, 2010

Wine lovers don't love seeing the word "organic" on the label.
May 4, 2010

Bren students' put their mark on new federal rule.

May 3, 2010

Local TV news features professor's take on Gulf oil spill.

April 30, 2010

Sustainability is topic of 2010 Corporate Partners Summit.

April 30, 2010

New videos on the economics of sustainability innovations.

April 5, 2010

Alumnus filmmaker captures Copenhagen climate summit.

March 15, 2010

Prize for postdoc.

March 11, 2010

Bren scholars named AAAS Fellows.

Feb. 1, 2010

Marine reserves are focus of spcial issue from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Feb. 22, 2010

UCSB ranked third in nation in environmental economics.

February 2010

Bren professor plays key role in coastal wastewater study.

Jan. 22, 2010

$500,000 gift from Southern California Edison supports academics and Visitor Center technology.

Jan. 13, 2010

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Intercampus center to study environment, energy, economics.

Dec. 2009

Visiting researcher wins environmental prize in Norway.

Nov. 9, 2009

MESM student addresses EPA on proposed CAFE standards.

Oct. 28, 2009

Bren professor wins Microsoft Research award.

October 16, 2009

Using the Montreal Protocol to avoid rapid climate change.

October 13, 2009

Steve Gaines is appointed new Bren School dean.

October 10, 2009

Is cap-and-trade really just another tax? Bren professor says no.

September 2009

Who pays when carbon is priced?

August 2009

Low-Impact Development: a strategy for water woes.

August 29, 2009

Bren Hall becomes first building to earn "Double Platinum" rating for sustainability.

August 4, 2009

Hope for over-harvested fisheries.

July 31, 2009

Bren economist: American Clean Energy & Security Act, flaws included, is a big step forward.

July 2, 2009

Some flood-prevention good from Jesusita flames? A Bren School student project.

July 1, 1009

Notice for acting dean's longterm Amazon research.

June 15, 2009

NRDC senior attorney to Bren graduates: "Seize opportunities of 'perfect storm.'"

June 12, 2009

Professor's talk outlines smooth transition to decarbonization.

June 11, 2009

Scholars to examine use of incentives in motivating voluntary environmental protection.
April 24-25, 2009

Article in Science addresses governance issues arising from diminishing Arctic sea ice.

April 16, 2009

Summer internships scatter Doris Duke Fellows far and wide.

April 1, 2009

Carbon Credits: Effective tools for fighting climate change…or just for easing guilt?

March 18, 2009

Bren Governance for Sustainable Development Program co-founder Durwood Zaelke: Regulate black carbon.

March 12, 2009

Bren-led research uncovers "nanoparticle effect."

February 22, 2009

Nature selects Bren-Marine Science Institute fisheries research paper best of 2008.

Feb. 12, 2009

Are speculators responsible for turbulent oil prices? Bren visiting lecturer says "no."

Jan. 23, 2009

Bren professor to lead Earth science information group.

Jan. 21, 2009

Road fees: the answer to gridlock in 2050?

Jan. 4, 2009


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Ecosystem services is subject of visiting professor's book.

Dec. 10, 2008

Report to Sacramento: thoughts on cap-and-trade.

Dec. 6, 2008

TreeHugger tracks professor’s Galápagos journey.

Nov. 25, 2008

Bren-authored NYT Op-Ed: Daylight saving no bargain.

Nov. 19, 2008

Bren hosts UN environmental panel.

Nov. 17-18, 2008

Bren, UCSB researchers part of $24 million center to study environmental risks of engineered nanoparticles.
Sept. 23, 2008

National Science Foundation highlights IPCC work of Bren professor and PhD grad.

July 23, 2008

Professor's op-ed piece poses intriguing new ANWR question.

July 18, 2008

Eco-entrepreneur named 2008 Commencement speaker.
June 6, 2008

EPA honors Bren colleague for climate-protection work.
May 27, 2008

Bren School students begin ecological study for Antelope Valley Conservancy.
May 6, 2008

Toyota's $400,000 gift supports students, faculty mentors.

April 14, 2008

UCTV airs Bren energy-water sustainability conference.

Spring 2008

Eco-Entrepreneurship students win national competition.

March 14, 2008

Daylight savings time research spurs national media coverage.

March 7, 2008

Phd student takes second-place in prestigious Oxford competition.

Winter 2008

Bren professor and National Research Council colleagues to Congress: "Everglades are in peril."
March 3, 2008

Community is key in professor's fishery research.

February 21, 2008

$1 million endowment starts Zurich Distinguished Visitors Program.

January 28, 2008

Bren School offers key California water transfer data.

January 23, 2008


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Climate conference yields new document for action.

November 13-15, 2007

Associate Dean receives high academic honor.

October 25, 2007

Endangered species sculpture comes to Bren School.

October 24, 2007

Southern California Edison supports energy-water research at Bren.

October 18, 2007

Bren scholars aided Nobel Peace Prize work.

October 12, 2007

$1 Million Gift establishes endowed fellowship for student and programmatic support.

September 12, 2007

Eco-Entrepreneurship focus is first of its kind in nation.

June 7, 2007

Corporate Partners regional reception held in Los Angeles.

May 21, 2007

Bren Professor named research fellow for distinguished economics research group.

May 10, 2007

National Wildlife Federation recognizes UCSB, Bren School for innovation in sustainable practices.

May 1, 2007

Students break new ground as Doris Duke fellows.

Spring 2007

Bren Professor wins prestigious fellowship.

Spring 2007

Archived webcast of Bren-hosted California Climate Policy Forum.

Spring 2007

Career Services hosts industry professionals at spring events.

Spring 2007

British Ambassador shares UK's approach to climate change.

April 30, 2007

Bren School co-presents Santa Barbara Earth Day 2007.

April 22, 2007

Master of Environmental Science & Management students present their Group Projects.

April 11, 2007

Earth Day vision: polar bears in downtown Santa Barbara.

April 8, 2007

UCTV series features Bren faculty views on climate change.

March 28, 2007

Bren School hosts regional conference on energy and water.

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March 22-23, 2007

Bren School, UCLA partner to create new course in nanotoxicology.

March 15, 2007

Experts convene for First Western Forum on Energy & Water Sustainability.

March 12, 2007

Climate forum explores California's greenhouse gas legislation.

March 7, 2007

Film festival screens Bren-related polar bear film.

January 27, 2007

Governance summits: travels in Asia.

January 16, 2007


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Nanotechnology safety: An industry seeks information.

November 13, 2006

Economics and the environment mingle at Bren School's major regional workshop.

November 3-4, 2006

Bren faculty and students are key to new report on environmental health and safety practices of naiotechnology Industry.

October 27, 2006

Bren professor presents at multidiscplinary climate change symposium.

November 16, 2006

Bren professor's co-authored article in Science calls for a spatial/regional approach to managing marine resources.

August 10, 2006

Professor's research leads city to divert tainted water.

July 21, 2006

PhD student's "great leap" in oil-spill recovery technology.

June 26 , 2006

"Science" publishes estuaries study co-authored by Bren professor.

June 22 , 2006

Writing the book on governance.

June 22, 2006

Bren School to Host Doris Duke Foundation Fellowships.

May 31, 2006

Climate-induced catastrophes are topic af Bren School Corporate Partners Summit.

May 16, 2006

Bren Hall praised for energy efficiency.

May 1, 2006

Bren group: saving energy can save money at UCSB.

April 22, 2006

Lynn Scarlett, 2006 Bren School commencement speaker.

April 14, 2006

Bren Professor a lead author for IPCC.

March 1, 2006

Nature profiles Bren dean.

February 2, 2006

LNG discussion panel held.

February 1, 2006

Corporate Partners fund new writing center.

January 30, 2006

Bren School receives Santa Barbara County award.

January 17, 2006


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December 15, 2005

Endangered Species Act at Thirty.

November 4, 2005

Jeff Dozier receives Pecora Award.

Fall 2005

Oil-spill-recovery research. - UC Toxic News

September 8, 2005

UC Santa Barbara appoints new dean for Bren School.

February 6, 2005

Path of destruction. - SB News-Press


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October 15, 2004

Bren School alumni donate unique class gift: greenhouse gas emissions for retirement.

October 3, 2004

Environment cannot run on autopilot. - SB News-Press

August 1, 2004

War on the environment. - SB News-Press

August 2004

A question of fish. - Office of Research Annual Report

June 10, 2004

After The Day After Tomorrow.  - Santa Barbara Independent

May 13, 2004

In the watershed. - Coastal View News

Spring 2004

Land trusts in the United States. - Resources

April 5, 2004

Prize-qinning Papers.

April 5, 2004

Platform for change: what to do with old oil rigs?  - SB News-Press

April 2004

Portrait of the Endangered Species Act as a young law. - Bioscience

March 9, 2004

UCSB, city may join to clean up creeks. - SB News-Press


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Dec. 17, 2003

Bren Hall wins 2003 Flex Your Power Award.

Nov. 27, 2003

UCSB aims to meet tougher green standards for projects. - SB News-Press

Nov. 15, 2003

Federal environmental act analyzed at local conference.- SB News-Press

Nov. 13, 2003

Future of species protection gets scrutiny. - Idaho Statesman

Oct. 1, 2003

Sediment research reveals unique patterns in Amazon rivers.- Eureka Alert

Sept. 14, 2003

EPA on endangered list. - Los Angeles Times

August 24, 2003

Have market-based incentives worked in environmental regulation?

August 14, 2003

Black Sea research broadcast live.

August 2003

A pioneering PhD program. - Office of Research Annual Report

June 19, 2003

James Cameron a titanic hit at UCSB. - Montecito Journal

June 11, 2003

LEED Platinum at UCSB. - Architecture Week

June 4, 2003

BKM and UCSB create highest-rated environmentally sustainable building. - Steelcase 360

May 23, 2003

Bren School takes top honors in sustainable-development category. - Goleta Valley Voice

May 14, 2003

Bren School earns Calibre environmental award. - Zimmer Gunsul Frasca News

May 2, 2003

Protecting the Endangered Species Act. - Chronicle of Higher Education

April 17, 2003

Red-legged frogs at Casmalia. - SB Independent

April 14, 2003

UCSB Bren School. - SB News Press


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Oct. 2002

Go On The Green - SB News Press

Oct. 2002

Natural Causes - South Coast Beacon

Oct. 2002

University Ranking Game - SB News Press

Oct. 2002

Green Looks Great on Buildings - SB News Press

Summer 2002

It's Now Much Easier Being Green - Coastlines

Sept. 2002

This Year's Hot Colleges - Newsweek

Aug. 2002

Grass for Grazing Ups Landslide Risk - Science Now

June 2002

Green and Greener - Santa Barbara Magazine

June 2002

Evaluation of the Partial Phase-out of Diazinon and Chlorpyrifos: Newport Bay as a Case Study [MESM Group Project] - SoCal SETAC News

April 2002

UCSB Opens Energy-Efficient Bren Hall - SB News Press

April 2002

UCSB Does it the Green Way - SB News Press


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Oct. 22, 2001

Tour Shows Beauty in Environmental Living - SB News Press

Oct. 18, 2001

'Green Building' Sites Can be Toured - SB News Press

Oct. 17, 2001

Congratulations on Making Bren a Completely Green Building - Daily Nexus

Sept. 28, 2001

California's 'Greenest' Building To Open on Campus in January - Daily Nexus

Oct. 5, 2001

Babbitt May Face Protesters - SB News Press

Sept. 10, 2001

UCSB's Bren Hall a Model of Energy-Saving Ideas - SB News Press

July 30, 2001

Fuel Efficiency Fires Renewed Public Debate Vehicle mpg Arguments Turn on Consumer Safety, Costs, Choice - USA Today

June 15, 2001

Dennis Aigner: Bren School Dean Builds Business Connections - Pacific Coast Business Times

June 8, 2001

Time-of-Use Meters Could Help Unplug Crisis - Valley Voice

Spring 2001

Integrating Science and Policy in Marine Reserves - Alolkoy

May 8, 2001

Program Training Scientists as Communicators - Oregon State University News

May 6, 2001

There's No Accounting: The Economy's Apples and Oranges - New York Times

May 6, 2001

'Green' Building Piques Interest - Ventura County Star

May 6, 2001

'Greenprints' Ensure UCSB Energy-Efficiency - SB New Press

May 3, 2001

Building a Conservation Masterpiece - Honolulu Star Bulletin

April 21, 2001

Land Trust Seeking Help to Buy Ranch - SB News Press

April 13, 2001

The Best Way to Conserve is to Meter Electricity Demand - Pacific Coast Business Times

April 13, 2001

Thinking Creatively About Energy - SB News Press

April 11, 2001

How Green Was My Building: UCSB Environmental School to be Energy-Efficient Model - SB News Press

April 10, 2001

Educator Suggests Electricity Price Plan - SB News Press

April 8, 2001

Meters Can Help Unplug Crisis: People Have Already Shown They Will Reduce Power Use if Prices are Higher at Peak Times - Sacramento Bee

April 5, 2001

Local Woman May Get Interior Post - SB News Press

March 25, 2001

Metering System Can Help Ease Power Crisis - Orange County Register

Winter 2001

Article Explores Differences between Wet and Dry Bacteria (UCSB Research) - Coastlines

Winter 2001

UCSB Scientist Leads UC Effort to Save Coastal Oaks - Coastlines


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Nov. 8, 2000

Innovative Study of Bacteria Published; Atomic Force Microscope Used

Sept. 20, 2000

University of California Science Delegation to Participate in Major International Climate Change Meeting

September 2000

Today's Architects Offer 'High Touch' to Tomorrow's Schools

Summer 2000

Practicing What They Preach

June 22, 2000

ZGF Environmental Design Earns LEED Status

June 14, 2000

UCSB Building Earns LEED Certification

June 7, 2000

ZGF Gets Green on UC Santa Barbara's Campus

May/June 2000

The Launch of the First Industry Standard for Green Buildings

May 10, 2000

Committee Dispenses Resources for Nature

May 8, 2000

Green Building Would Get Tax Break

April 26, 2000

Business in Brief

April 24, 2000

Breaking Ground for Bright Minds

April 20, 2000

University Sows Seeds for New Bren Building

April 19, 2000

Bren School Breaks Ground for New Building

April 10, 2000

Bren School to Build New Home

March 30, 2000

First LEED-Certified Green Buildings Announced in Washington D.C.

Feb. 20, 2000

New UCSB Building Will Set Environmental Benchmark

Jan. 30, 2000

From Behind the Scenes, Scientists Join the Fight

Jan. 16, 2000

Just How Dirty Have Our Coasts Become?


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Nov. 8, 1999

$1.4 Million to Go to Bren School

Oct. 24, 1999

Dozier Fellowship Fund

Oct. 22, 1999

Dozier Fellowship Fund

Summer 1999

A Bioswale Comes to Goleta

Spring 1999

Turning the Tide

June 10, 1999

Another Look at Bren

March 17, 1999

Dean Represents NASA at Meeting With Pope

March 16, 1999

Regents Fellowship Propels Master's Student Towards Ph.D.

Feb. 25, 1999

Bren School Advisory Committee Meets for First Time

Jan. 5, 1998

Gift Will Broaden School's Expertise

Dec. 17, 1997

Bren Foundation Gift to Endow Multi-Campus UC Graduate Program in Environmental Science & Management