UC Santa Barbara Researcher Says Global Warming Isn't Only Factor In Speedup Of Arctic Ice Melting

What was once a seemingly endless amount of ice in the Arctic is shrinking faster than predicted by most climate change studies. Many scientists say climate change is the main culprit. But, a UC Santa Barbara climatologist says a new study shows between a third and half of the Arctic ice lost may be due to something that's not a manmade impact. It may be due to nature, through a major shift in wind patterns.

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One of the hottest musicians in the pop music world is coming to the Central Coast.

John Mayer has just been added to the lineup for the 2017 Mid-State Fair. The Grammy winning artist will play in Paso Robles July 24th. Mayer has performed twice before at the fair.

He has a new album, “The Search for Everything,” set to debut in a few weeks. The 2017 Fair runs July 19th through 30th.

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A norovirus outbreak has left hundreds of students, and staff members in a South Coast school district sick.

Hundreds of cases of the viral illness with flulike symptoms have been reported at the eight schools in Ventura County’s El Rio School District. Dr. John Puglisi, superintendent of the El Rio School District, says they’ve taken a number of steps to keep parents informed about the viral outbreak, and to contain it. He says about 500 students and staff members have been impacted.

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What was once a seemingly endless amount of ice in the Arctic is shrinking faster than predicted by most climate change studies.

Many scientists say climate change is the main culprit. But, a UC Santa Barbara climatologist says a new study shows between a third and half of the Arctic ice lost may be due to something that's not a manmade impact.  It may be due to nature, through a major shift in wind patterns.

We’ll be seeing a lot of green on the Central and South Coasts Friday because of St. Patrick’s Day, but law enforcement officials say you don’t want to end up seeing red as in a police car pulling you over on a DUI charge.

Many departments in the region are beefing up patrols because of the holiday, which some celebrate at bars. The City of Oxnard says it’s planning both saturation patrols and a DUI checkpoint.

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UC Santa Barbara Researcher Says Global Warming Isn't Only Factor In Speedup Of Arctic Ice Melting

What was once a seemingly endless amount of ice in the Arctic is shrinking faster than predicted by most climate change studies. Many scientists say climate change is the main culprit. But, a UC Santa Barbara climatologist says a new study shows between a third and half of the Arctic ice lost may be due to something that's not a manmade impact. It may be due to nature, through a major shift in wind patterns.

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