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.

July 8, 2019 — In this article, the New York Times highlights the climate policies that California and New York are undertaking at the state level, which are among the most ambitious in the world. Both states seek to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to nearly zero in three decades. In both states...
July 7, 2019 — A new article in the Los Angeles Times describes the effects that sea level rise is having on California coastal communities. Sea level rise of greater than 9 feet could occur by the end of this century, in comparison with less than 9 inches in the last 100 years. Several Bay Area cities and towns...
May 31, 2019 — Los Angeles fire season is beginning again and we are all on watch in the state of California. "Fires ignite randomly — downed power lines, out-of-control campsites — and so they are hard to predict. It is expected that by 2050 the area burned each year by forest fires across the western United...
May 16, 2019 — "How much longer can we have Highway 37 in the way that it is, without preparing for sea level rise?" wonders Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael. That future is coming at us fast, with rising sea levels, high tides and extreme weather events. At the current pace of global warming, in little more...
May 2, 2019 — Scientists report that 4,100 homes in San Mateo County and nearly 4,400 in Marin County could be underwater by 2045. A blueprint called the "SF Bay Shoreline Adaption Atlas" was released today that outlines how communities should combat sea-level rise. It's predicted that this report will become a...

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