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.

April 8, 2020 — A recent article in New York Magazine highlights some of the future pandemics that climate change could potentially cause-- ones that, similarly to COVID-19, we are not well-prepared for. Diseases trapped in permafrost that humans have never been exposed to, for instance, could soon be released due...
April 7, 2020 — A recent article in the New York Times highlights a new study showing that high levels of air pollution are associated with higher rates of death due to COVID-19. The study focused on PM2.5, a fine particulate matter that can be formed by the combustion of fuels.  "For weeks, public health...
April 2, 2020 — A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle highlights some of the findings of the recently-released Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Bay Area report, the most detailed study yet on how sea level rise could alter the Bay Area. The report was developed over the past three years by a project team...
April 1, 2020 — Despite the daunting threat posed by COVID-19, the State of New York is not putting climate resiliency on the backburner. A proposed $3 billion bond measure titled “Restore Mother Nature” highlights that - despite the current health and economic challenges being faced by COVID-19 -  lawmakers are...
March 31, 2020 — Last week, BARC and its partners announced the release of Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Bay Area, the first-ever regional comparison of the impacts of rising sea level on people, the environment, and the regional systems we rely on. This report provides a better understanding of where we are...

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