News

We review local, regional and national news that touches on our work here at BARC. Whether it be renewable energy, rising sea levels, racial segregation or the changing landscape of new laws and new technologies that will shape our communities.

September 23, 2020 — An article posted today in the New York Times highlights the sobering climate effects that have come to the fore in 2020, including massive wildfires that turned skies orange in the Bay Area and 130 degree Fahrenheit temperatures in Death Valley-- the highest ever recorded on Earth. Speaking with...
September 23, 2020 — In a sweeping action today, Governor Gavin Newsom released an Executive Order announcing that by 2035, all new cars and trucks sold in California will be zero-emissions. The transportation sector is responsible for more than half of the state's greenhouse gas emissions. Zero-emission vehicles are...
September 4, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights new research showing that Americans support government action to restrict development in climate-threatened flood and fire zones -- in some cases, the policies that Americans support are far more stringent than what local governments are currently...
September 4, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights the economic impact that remote work could have on service industries, which are dependent upon white-collar office workers for business. In cities in particular, the service economy sustains tens of millions of workers without college degrees. As...
September 3, 2020 — An article in Fast Company argues that while technology has made working from anywhere possible, breakthroughs in innovation are still more likely to occur in larger cities, which offer larger and more diverse populations, more varied thinking, and access to cultural and academic institutions. While...

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Friday, May 21, 2021