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 29, 2020 — An article posted today in the New York Times highlights the racial disparities in the impacts of COVID-19, as revealed in health data that states have begun to release over the past month. The data show the staggeringly high death rate for African-Americans as compared to the population at large...
April 29, 2020 — An article posted today in CalMatters highlights an issue that cities along California's coast must address as sea levels continue to rise: how can vulnerable structures be re-located to safer ground? "Managed retreat", or the purposeful and planned re-location of people and infrastructure away from...
April 10, 2020 — A new article in the New York Times highlights the nearly quarter-million flood insurance policies that are in violation of a simple rule: if you want publicly-subsidized flood insurance, you cannot build a home that is likely to flood. According to data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
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 officials...

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